About Dr. Ferdinand
Alva Ferdinand, DrPH, JD, is the assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Texas A&M School of Public Health. Her research interests are health laws and ethics, disparities in health outcomes, research integrity, state and federal regulation in health care delivery and effectiveness at laws aimed at improving public health.
Dr. Ferdinand has had multiple works featured in publications, including her research about the impact of texting bans on motor vehicle crash-related hospitalizations that was published in the American Journal of Public Health.
Dr. Ferdinand received her Bachelor of Arts in international studies from Oakwood University and Master of Public Health and Doctor of Public Health in health care organization and policy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Vital Record news coverage
Q&A: How the economy affects traffic fatalities
Motor vehicle deaths in 2016 could easily be upwards of 20 percent higher than they were in 2015
January 20, 2016
Public health research shows bans on texting reduce hospitalizations
Team of researchers examined crash-related hospitalizations before and after the enactment of state texting bans
March 30, 2015