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Lisa C. McCormick, DrPH

Lisa C. McCormick, DrPH
Associate Professor
Department of Health Care Organization and Policy
Ryals 330Q
Phone: 205-934-7148
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Dr. Lisa C. McCormick (DrPH, MPH, University of Alabama at Birmingham, BS, University of Southern Mississippi) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy at the UAB School of Public Health. Her research interests are primarily focused on public health preparedness and response, the organization of response systems, and assessing interorganizational networks as a dimension of response capacity and community resiliency. She has also conducted research on preparedness education training programs and expanding emergency preparedness competencies. Dr. McCormick teaches courses in disaster and emergency management and preparedness policy.

Dr. McCormick has been involved with the South Central Public Health Workforce Development Partnership since 2002. She has worked with both state and local public health departments in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Dr. McCormick is Director of the Alabama Public Health Training Center and is Associate Director of the South Central Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center.

Dr. McCormick has co-authored three textbooks focusing on emergency preparedness and response and effective safety and health training. y

Journal Publications:

  1. McCormick, L.C., Pevear, J., Rucks, A.C., and Ginter P.M. “The Effects of the April 2011 Tornado Outbreak on Personal Preparedness in Jefferson County, Alabama” Submitted Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.
  2. Van Dyke, M., McCormick, L.C., Bolus, N. Pevear, J., and Kazzi, Z.N. “Radiological Emergency Preparedness: A Survey of Nuclear Medicine Technologist in the United States” Submitted Journal of Nuclear Technology.
  3. McCormick, L.C., and Pevear, J.  “Environmental Public Health Online Course (EPHOC) Series:  Are we making a difference?” Submitted Journal of Environmental Health.
  4. McCormick, L.C., Hites, L., Jenkins, C., Chauvin, S., Rucks, A.C., Ginter, P.M. "A Regional Public Health Field Placement Program: Making an IMPACT"  Health Promotion Practice, Accepted March 2013.
  5. McCormick, L.C., Pevear, J., and Xie, R. "Measuring Levels of Citizen Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Jefferson County, Alabama" Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, Accepted June 2012.
  6. Sheikh, S.S., McCormick, L.C., Pevear, J., Adoff, S., Walter, F., and Kazzi, Z.N. "Radiological preparedness-awareness and attitudes: A cross-sectional survey of emergency medicine residents and physicians at three academic institutions" Clinical Toxicology, Jan 2012, 50(1): 34-38.
  7. Yeager, V.A., Menachemi, N., McCormick, L.C., and Ginter, P.M. “The Nature of the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Literature 2000-2008: A Quantitative Analysis” Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, July 2010.
  8. McCormick, L.C., Yeager, V.A., Rucks, A.C., Ginter, P.M., Hansen, S., and Kazzi, Z.N. “Pandemic Influenza Preparedness: Bridging Public Health Academia and Practice” Public Health Reports, March/April 2009.
  9. Hites, L.S., Lafreniere, A.V., Wingate, M.S., Anderson, A.C., Ginter, P.M., Santacaterina, L., and McCormick, L.C. “Expanding the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Competency Set to Meet Specialized Local and Evolving National Needs: A Needs Assessment and Training Approach” Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, September/October 2007, 13(5).
  10. Duncan, W.J., Ginter, P.M., Rucks, A.C., Wingate, M. S., and McCormick, L.C. “Organizing Emergency Preparedness within United States Public Health Departments” Public Health, July/August 2007, 121(4).
  11. Lowrey, W., Evans, W., Gower, K.K., Robinson, J.A., Ginter, P.M., McCormick, L.C., and Abdolrasulnia, M. “Effective Media Communication of Disasters: Pressing Problem and Recommendations” BMC Public Health, July 2007, 97(3).
  12. Ginter, P.M., Duncan, W.J., McCormick, L.C., Rucks, A.C., Wingate, M.S., and Abdolrasulnia, M. “Effective Response to Large-scale Disasters: The Need for High-reliability Preparedness Networks” International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, November 2006, 24(3).