Tita Replaces Retiring Saag as Associate Dean for Global and Women's Health



Alan Tita, MD, PhD has been named associate dean for Global and Women's Health at UAB.

Tita received his medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in Cameroon, Master of Public Health in International Health from the University of Leeds, and his PhD from the University of Texas Health Science Center School. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine and his maternal-fetal medicine fellowship at UAB.

Tita currently serves as the John C. Hauth, MD Endowed Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, senior vice-chair for Research and Innovation, director of the university-wide interdisciplinary Center for Women's Reproductive Health, and principal investigator of the NICHD Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units (MFMU) Network Center.

With a background emphasizing maternal-fetal medicine, global health and perinatal epidemiology, Tita has led the design and conduct of collaborative trials that influence practice and global policy. He also co-leads the Cameroon Health Initiative at UAB and serves on the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Council.

Tita will be stepping in for Michael Saag, MD, who will retire from UAB on June 30. As the current associate dean for Global Health, director of the UAB Center for AIDS Research, the founding director of the UAB 1917 HIV Clinic, and a professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Saag has left a lasting impact on our community, state and beyond.