Focus Areas: Environmental Challenges
University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH)
Azita is a public health nurse and a tenured Associate Professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), College of Nursing, where she teaches at the graduate level and manages environmental-health related courses. Azita leads several projects and initiatives, including the UAH College of Nursing partnership with the national campaign on Nurse Climate Challenge, the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments Fellow program, and Alabama’s Fight for the Environmental Justice initiative. She contributed to raising awareness about environmental challenges and ways to mitigate environmental exposures in Alabama’s rural communities.
The UAH College of Nursing educates and inspires individuals to become nurse leaders who act with integrity, discover through scientific methods, and advocate for the best health care experiences of people and communities in a complex and evolving health care environment. The College of Nursing is committed to excellence through teaching, scholarship, practice, and service. The vision of the college is to have a global reputation for transforming health care through innovative nursing practice, education, and research. The college values integrity, inspiration, excellence, and wellness and aims to pursue and achieve goals of the highest caliber and maximize the well-being of communities.