Faith Fletcher

Faith FletcherDr. Faith Fletcher is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Behavior at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. She is currently co-chair of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities RACE Affinity Group and a Hastings Center senior advisor. Her research over the past decade investigates the health care and research experiences of traditionally marginalized and stigmatized populations to inform ethically grounded and community-centered practices and strategies. Her scholarship is enhanced through the Fordham University HIV Research Ethics Training Institute Fellowship and highlights the importance of centering the narratives and research experiences of women living with HIV to inform evidence-based research guidance. Dr. Fletcher is also a contributor to the American Public Health Association’s new Code of Public Health Ethics.

In 2017, Dr. Fletcher was named one of the National Minority Quality Forum’s 40 under 40 Leaders in Health for her commitment to engaging marginalized and vulnerable populations in scientific research. This prestigious award acknowledges the next generation of leaders primed to reduce health disparities. Dr. Fletcher is currently involved in health promotion/education COVID-19 projects focused on equitable engagement of health disparity populations in the Deep South. She is also a 2020 Society of Family Planning Changemakers grantee dedicated to collaborating with medically underserved communities by embracing them as valued research partners to promote equity in family planning research and outcomes.

Dr. Fletcher’s research has been funded and supported through the University of Illinois at Chicago Program for Building Interdisciplinary Careers in Women’s Health Research K12 Fellowship, Center for AIDS Research, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Kaiser Permanente Burch Minority Leadership Program, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Dissertation Program.