Allan D. Tate

Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Assistant Professor & Graduate Coordinator
Director, Undergraduate Public Health Data Fluency Certificate

Curriculum Vitae

Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Allan identifies as a social epidemiologist, and his research is at both the intersection of family systems and child health and global health in the context of social conflict and climatological mass trauma. Allan’s research employs quantitative techniques for ecological momentary assessment data to examine how in-the-moment events affect the family system and parent-child dyadic health and health behaviors. His population-based research identifies disasters that satisfy natural experiment conditions in existing demographic and health data to understand cross-national patterns in how climate-related disasters impact the health and behaviors of human populations. He employs a collaborative coaching model to train future practitioners and researchers for interdisciplinary public health research and intensive longitudinal data analysis. He is a co-investigator and site PI for the Family Matters study that explores how family-level stressors, food insecurity, and structural racism and discrimination affect whole-person, mental and cardiometabolic health across the life course, serves as PI for a community-based disaster mitigation intervention in partnership with Athens-Clarke County local government through technology innovations, is co-investigator for the evaluation of two virtual reality interventions to affect positive marital functioning and child physical activity, and manages the analytic core for a Department of Air Force behavioral intervention to improve airmen financial readiness.

  • PhD, Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2019
  • MPH, Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2014
  • BS, International Business and Accounting, University of South Carolina-Columbia, 2006
Areas of Expertise

Ecological Momentary Assessment and Intensive Longitudinal Data Analysis

Course Instruction

EPID 2100
EPID 3100
EPID 4070
EPID 7020

Research Interests

Social Determinants of Health; Structural Racism and Discrimination; Geospatial Health Risk Factors; Health in Conflict and Disaster Settings; Ecological Momentary Assessment; Intensive Longitudinal Data Analysis; Cardiometabolic Health; Stress, Mental Health, and Trauma