Dr. Oates is Assistant Professor in the Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, with a secondary appointment in the Division of Preventive Medicine. She is an Associate Scientist in the UAB Cystic Fibrosis Research Center, the UAB Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research, and the UAB Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center.
Dr. Oates is a social epidemiologist with interests in social determinants of health, health disparities, and outcomes and effectiveness research. Her work aims to reduce the burden of socioeconomic inequalities on pediatric lung health.
Education: PhD, Medical Sociology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
MA and BA, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski