Joe Gerald, MD, PhD is a health services researcher whose area of interest is childhood asthma, cost-effectiveness analysis, and patient reported outcomes. He earned a Doctor of Medicine (MD) from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine prior to completing a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Health Services Administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Dr. Gerald is an active member of the American Thoracic Society, a 15,000 member professional organization representing pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine physicians and researchers. He serves on the society’s health policy committee and has co-authored society statements on comparative effectiveness research and implementation science. He is an Associate Editor of the Annals of the American Thoracic Society, a journal targeting clinicians, clinical researchers, and medical educators.
Dr. Gerald is an experienced educator who has taught numerous undergraduate and graduate courses including Health Care in the US, Health Economics and Policy, and Interpreting the Public Health Literature. He is a previous recipient of the Ellen-Gregg-Ingalls/UAB Alumni Society award for excellence in classroom teaching.