Martha Wingate, DrPH, MPH
Dr. Wingate is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Organization at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Public Health. Her research and public health practice work focus on maternal and infant health outcomes, public health systems, and related policies. She works closely with various local, statewide, and national agencies to develop and enhance MCH public health systems.
Britta Cedergren, MPH, MPA
Britta received her undergraduate from Virginia Commonwealth University in Health, Physical Education, and Exercise Science; a Master of Public Health from New York Medical College, including a graduate certificate in Global Women’s Health; and a Master of Public Administration from the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington. Britta’s career has heavily focused on the fields of maternal mortality and morbidity reduction, perinatal health, quality improvement, and health policy at the domestic and international levels
Mattie Logan, MPH
Mattie is a graduate of Benedictine University with a Master of Public Health in Health Education and Promotion and current student in UAB’s Master of Science in Health Informatics concentrating in User Experience. Mattie has a passion for pursuing lifetime goals related to establishing techniques to combat risk factors associated with MCH through examining the determinants of health, growth and development, and the effects of technology.
Kristy Plump, MPA
Community Engagement Specialist
Kristy Chiles Plump received a Bachelor of Science with a minor in Chemistry from Xavier University of Louisiana and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her background in research and non-profit program management has sharpened her ability to come up with creative ideas to assist in complex situations. Kristy is passionate about connecting her fellow Alabamians with resources and opportunities.
Anne Brisendine, DrPH, CHES
Science Director, AEAC
Dr. Brisendine is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy and Organization at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Public Health. She also serves as the Science Director of the Applied Evaluation and Assessment Collaborative (AEAC). Her research and scholarly practice focus on a variety of topics including mental and behavioral health care access across the lifespan, statewide systems development in education and health, perinatal epidemiology, and other issues related to equity in maternal and child health.
Elizabeth Blunck, MPH,
Scientist I, AEAC
Elizabeth received a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Science and Technology from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Master of Public Health in Maternal and Child Health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her work focuses on program evaluation, needs assessment, and clinical quality improvement in the MCH population.