THE INVESTITURE OF PRESIDENT ELI I. CAPILOUTO
Photo of Capilouto Family - Emily, Eli and Mary Lynne

Biography

A native of Montgomery, Alabama, Dr. Capilouto previously served as Provost of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and Dean of the UAB School of Public Health -- a period of remarkable growth and transformation at one of the leading academic and health sciences institutions in the South.

During his tenure at UAB, Dr. Capilouto helped lead the adoption of the University's Strategic Plan, an integrated and more transparent budgeting system and continued increases in research funding for an institution that is one of the nation's leading public medical and health sciences' campuses. An accomplished scholar, Dr. Capilouto has published numerous articles, abstracts and book chapters in a long academic career in health and higher education policy.

Passionate about public health and community engagement, Dr. Capilouto contributes his time to national boards and local philanthropy agencies. He recently served on the National Advisory Dental and Craniofacial Research Council of the National Institutes of Health and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Council on Academic Affairs of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. He was a member of the Pew Health Professions Advisory Panel for Dentistry and has served as a consultant to the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine and the American Association of Academic Health Centers.

In Birmingham, Dr. Capilouto served in leadership roles on the boards of the YMCA, Red Cross, Ronald McDonald House, and his temple. Additionally, he served eight years on the Mountain Brook City Schools Board of Education and is the current past-president of the Kiwanis Club of Birmingham, the largest Kiwanis Club in the world. He also is a member of the A+ College Ready Managing Board that oversees a state-wide initiative to increase Advanced Placement success among high school students. In 2008, he received the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) Brotherhood-Sisterhood Award for Outstanding Community Service.

Dr. Capilouto received his bachelor's, Master's in Epidemiology, and Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from schools within the University of Alabama system. In 1991, he earned his Doctorate in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard University School of Public Health. He and his wife, Dr. Mary Lynne Capilouto (D.M.D.), a former dean of UAB's dental school, have one daughter, a graduate student in the School of Public Health at UAB.

Updated October 5, 2011 by Chuck Ham