Alva Ferdinand, an assistant professor of public health at Texas A&M University, received the Outstanding Dissertation Award from AcademyHealth, the academic professional association for health services and health policy researchers. Dr. Ferdinand’s dissertation focused on distracted driving. The research was published in the American Journal of Public Health.
Dr. Ferdinand is a graduate of Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama, and the law school at Michigan State University. She holds a master of public health degree and a doctorate in public health from the University of Alabama-Birmingham.