Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi is assistant professor of public health and director of the public health program. Dr. Patel-Dovlatabadi's research interests include health policy, lifestyle factors and chronic disease prevention, mental health, and disaster preparedness on both the national and international levels.
Dr. Patel-Dovlatabadi has a passion for public health and teaching the multidisciplinary aspects of the field. Students will gain the knowledge and skills to target public health issues at the local, state, and national levels.
Dr. Patel-Dovlatabadi holds a DrPH in public health management, an MPH in health care organization and policy, an MBA in health care management, and a BS in psychology, all from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.