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Pamela Payne Foster

Pamela Payne Foster currently works as a senior fellow for Strategic Partnererships at the Office of Academic Affairs, is a professor for community medicine/population health, and a Deputy Director at the Outreach Institute for Rural Health Research, The University of Alabama School of Medicine, Tuscaloosa Regional Campus. Pamela’s current research area of interest is the study of HIV/AIDS-related stigma in rural African Americans in Alabama, particularly in faith-based settings in rural Alabama.

Pamela received her B.S. degree in Chemistry Pre-Medicine from Xavier University in Louisiana and her M.S. in Biomedical Sciences and M.D. from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. She completed an Internship in Internal Medicine and Residency in Preventive Medicine/Public Health at State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook where she also completed her M.P.H. at Columbia University. She has served on the faculty of a variety of institutions including Morehouse School of Medicine, George Washington University, SUNY at Stony Brook, and the National Bioethics Center for Health Care and Research at Tuskegee University.