Questions About the Program?

Department Chair Dr. David Pollio is here to answer your questions about the UAB Social Work program. He takes walk-ins every second and fourth Monday from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., and you can set up appointments with him on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Call (205) 975-4938 or email for an appointment or to learn more about the walk-in schedule.
Scott BateyAssistant Professor
Humanities Building 302F
(205) 996-7984

Research and Teaching Interests: HIV Continuum of Care (especially retention and re-engagement in HIV primary care), health disparities, evidence-based social work practice

""Assistant Professor of Field Education
Humanities Building 302C
(205) 975-9353

Research and Teaching Interests: Child welfare, mental health, social work education

Margie GilbertVisiting Assistant Professor
Humanities Building 301A
(205) 934-8473

Research and Teaching Interests: Child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, positive parenting, crisis intervention, conflict resolution, marital conflict, anger/stress management, communication conflicts

Laurel Hitchcok. Associate Professor
Humanities Building 301C
(205) 934-8673

Research and Teaching Interests: Social work education, technology in social work, social welfare history, public health social work, maternal and child health, interdisciplinary collaboration and practice

""Assistant Professor
Humanities Building 302
(205) 975-4938

Research and Teaching Interests: Health risk behaviors, minority health disparities, social determinants of health, preconception health, and adverse childhood experiences

Associate Professor
BSW Program Director
Humanities Building 301B
(205) 934-8418

Research and Teaching Interests: Child abuse and neglect, child and family policy, fatherhood and involvement, young parenthood and child wellbeing

"" Assistant Professor of Field Education
Humanities Building 410
(205) 934-7445

Research and Teaching Interests: HIV/AIDS, homelessness, social work education, veteran services

stacy moakProfessor
Humanities Building 301A

Research and Teaching Interests: Juvenile and family related issues, neighborhood characteristics that influence the life choices and life circumstances of residents, law and international social justice

David Pollio. Distinguished Professor and Department Chair
Humanities Building 302E
(205) 975-8478

Research and Teaching Interests: Homelessness, mental health and addiction services, evidence based practice and education, HIV/HCV, disaster mental health, geospatial research, social media

Omar Sims. Assistant Professor
Humanities Building 301C1
(205) 934 3268

Research and Teaching Interests: Public Health Management and Clinical Management of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) and HIV/HCV Co-infection; Liver Disease; Infectious Disease; Concomitant Alcohol Use and Liver Disease

Chris Walker swMSW Field Coordinator
Assistant Professor
Humanities Building 302C
(205) 975-9353

Research and Teaching Interests: Child welfare, grant writing, staff training, disaster relief