Research Interests: Maternal and Child Health, Health Care Systems, and Disparities
Courses: Epi-502 Epidemiology Methods II; EPI-525 Social Epidemiology;
Education History: PhD, Behavioral Psychology, University of Kansas MBA, Health Care Management, Park University
SLU faculty since: 2005
Pamela K. Xaverius, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Epidemiology. Prior to joining the College, Dr. Xaverius was an Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine in the SLU School of Medicine, and also was on adjunct faculty in the School of Public Health. She previously served as a Maternal & Child Health Epidemiologist at the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Dr. Xaverius brings considerable teaching, research, and public health practice to her position.
Dr. Xaverius has conducted research regarding preconception health, fetal-infant mortality, immigrant health, CenteringPregnancy, and more. Her work has been funded by the CDC, NIH, the March of Dimes, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, presented at national conferences, and published in peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Xaverius has taught Epidemiology Methods II, Social Epidemiology, and the Capstone in Epidemiology at the College for Public Health & Social Justice. She is also the Academic Advisor for MPH students that concentrate in epidemiology.