John Ehiri, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S.
Dr. Ehiri is Associate Professor of Maternal and Child Health in the Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He has PhD and MPH from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, and an MS in Health Planning & Development Policy from the University of Wales, Swansea. His expertise is in global maternal and child health, program monitoring & evaluation, behavioral interventions for disease prevention, and evidence-based policy and practice. Dr. Ehiri is Principal Investigator & Chair, Executive Committee, UAB Framework Program for Global Health funded by the Fogarty Center of the National Institutes of Health. The goal of the UAB Framework Program for Global Health is to advance the school’s portfolio of research and education by introducing (a) new incentives and mechanisms for university-wide engagement of faculty, students and staff; (b) closing specific curricula and communication gaps; and, (c) promoting field-based internship and research training opportunities related to infectious diseases, environmental impacts and assessments, public health leadership and management, and access to care for the disabled. The program involves nine UAB Schools and several international partners (Pirogov Medical University, Ukraine, University of West Indies, Jamaica, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Peru, and University of Zambia.
Dr. Ehiri is the recipient of the 2006 President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, UAB School of Public Health. He is the course Designer and Director of Studies for the new UAB Certificate Course in Global Health, developed as part of the Framework program. He is the instructor for the following graduate courses:
MCH617 - Global Health: Principles & Practice
MCH608: Project Planning & Evaluation in International Health
MCH690: Advanced Leadership and Practice in Maternal and Child Health
MCH695: The Public Health Integrative Experience.
LCS104: Health without Borders (Freshman Learning Community Anchor course).
Prior to joining UAB in 2002, Dr. Ehiri was Director of the International Master of Community Health (MCommH) program at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), England, where he mentored several mid-to-senior level health professionals who came to Liverpool annually from over 20 countries.
Dr. Ehiri has published over 60 papers in peer-reviewed journals and is currently editing a book entitled, “Global Perspectives in Maternal and Child Health” due to be published later this year by Springer.
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