Matthew Fifolt, PhD

Assistant Professor
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Matthew Fifolt, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health (UAB-SOPH). Dr. Fifolt holds a PhD in educational leadership from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and University of Alabama (2006); a master’s degree in education from the University of South Carolina (1995); and bachelor’s degree from Valparaiso University (1993). Prior to joining the faculty of UAB-SOPH, Dr. Fifolt served as the associate director of the Evaluation and Assessment Unit in the Center for the Study of Community Health at UAB. In this role, he was responsible for program and outcomes evaluation for cooperative agreements funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHHD).

Dr. Fifolt has published in a variety of peer-reviewed publications on the topics of evaluation, assessment, and program improvement; home visiting; workforce diversity; and strategic planning. Dr. Fifolt is currently the technical editor of the MidSouth Literacy Journal.