William Geisler, MD, MPHBIOSKETCH AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

William M. Geisler, MD, MPH, is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at UAB. He completed his medical school training at the University of Tennessee followed by an internal medicine residency at the University of Michigan. He then completed an infectious diseases fellowship at the University of Washington at which time he also obtained an MPH in Epidemiology.

Dr. Geisler has an established chlamydia research program at UAB funded by federal and non-federal sources that studies the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatment, natural history, immunology, and genetics of genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection and its outcomes. A major goal of his research has been to contribute to the development of a chlamydia vaccine. He has over 17 years of clinical experience in the evaluation and management of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and provides STI education and training through the Alabama-North Carolina STD/HIV Prevention Training Center. He is also on the editorial board of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and has served as an expert consultant for the CDC and WHO. In addition, he is the Clinical Associate Director of the UAB Medical Scientist Training Program. 

Steven R. Duncan MDBIOSKETCH AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

Dr. Duncan is Professor in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, and Director of the Immunology of Chronic Lung Disease Program. He attended the University of Washington for both undergraduate studies and medical training.  Addition clinical training in clinical subspecialties occurred at the University of Pittsburgh and Stanford University, and research training in immunology was obtained at Scripps Research Institute. 

Glenn Rowe, PhDBIOSKETCH AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

Dr. Glenn C. Rowe received his B.S. in Biology from Brandeis University (2001) and his Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology from Yale University (2007) where he studied the transcriptional regulation of factors that control bone and adipose tissue homeostasis. He completed his post-doctoral training at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where his work focused on the role of transcriptional coactivators in regulating mitochondrial metabolism.

BIOSKETCH AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

Suzanne Oparil, MD, FACCSuzanne Oparil, MD, FACC, FAHA, FASH, FAPS is Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Professor of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology, Section Chief of Vascular Biology and Hypertension and Director of the Vascular Biology and Hypertension Program of the Division of Cardiovascular Disease in the Department of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Dr. Oparil graduated with an A.B. degree from Cornell University in 1961, where she was also elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and earned her medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (1965) in New York, where she was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha. She received training in internal medicine at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and then completed her medical residency and cardiology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.  Dr. Oparil began her career as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago in 1971 and received promotion to Associate Professor in 1975.  She joined the UAB faculty as an Associate Professor of Medicine in 1977, was promoted to the rank of Professor in 1981 and subsequently appointed as Director of the UAB Vascular Biology and Hypertension Program, where she has served with extraordinary distinction for over 30 years. Most recently, Dr. Oparil received special recognition for distinguished service to UAB by appointment as Distinguished Professor in the UAB Department of Medicine (2014).

Tiziano Scarabelli MD PhDBIOSKETCH AND RESEARCH INTERESTS 

Tiziano Scarabelli, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the UAB Division of Cardiovascular Disease. Prior to joining UAB in August 2015, Dr. Scarabelli was an Associate Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan, and Director of the Center for Heart and Vessel Preclinical Studies, a translational research laboratory based at St. John Hospital and Medical Center, a teaching hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

Dutton Gareth PhDBiosketch & Research Interests 

Gareth Dutton, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the UAB Division of Preventive Medicine. Prior to joining UAB in 2011, Dr. Dutton was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Humanities and Social Sciences at the Florida State University College of Medicine.  Dr. Dutton received his PhD in clinical psychology with an emphasis in behavioral medicine from Louisiana State University.  He completed his pre-doctoral clinical internship at Brown University. Dr. Dutton’s research is focused on the development and evaluation of lifestyle interventions for weight loss and weight loss maintenance. This work includes identification of variables associated with treatment response, including individual factors (e.g., self-efficacy, goal focus, demographic characteristics) and program factors (e.g., size of treatment groups, schedule of treatment contacts, modality of treatment delivery).