Sean R. Abram, PhD is a classically-trained bench researcher. In 2004, he became the first black male to receive a doctorate in Physiology from the Department of Physiology & Biophysics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Dr. Abram is the former Director of Research at the Institute for Improvement of Minority Health and Health Disparities in the Delta Region (OMH Grant:CPIMP091054) and an Assistant Professor of Nursing at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, located in Jackson, MS.

Currently, Dr. Abram serves in the position of Program Director within the Department of Public Health and Health Sciences at South University Online.