MB_250 Director
Marcas Bamman, PhD
Professor of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology
Professor of Medicine and Nutrition Sciences
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dellitalia Associate Director for Clinical Research
Louis Dell'Italia, MD
Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
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S_Bickel Associate Director for Rehabilitation Research
Scott Bickel, PT, PhD
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
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Affuso 4a Associate Director for Public Health
Olivia Affuso, PhD
Associate Professor, Epidemiology
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CT_250 Manager, Clinical Exercise Facility
Craig Tuggle, MA
Exercise Physiologist
ACSM Certified Health Fitness Specialist
NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
(205) 934-6221
tugg12@uab.edu
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Jenny Headshot Program Coordinator
Jenny Martz, MA
NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
(205) 996-4086
jlmartz@uab.edu
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AG Research Assistant
Anna Grace Watkins, BS
BLS Certified
annagw@uab.edu
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Steering Committee
Name Title Department School
Marcas Bamman, PhD Professor Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology Medicine
Louis Dell'Italia, MD Professor Medicine (Cardiology) Medicine
Scott Bickel, PT, PhD Associate Professor Physical Therapy Health Professions
Olivia Affuso, PhD Associate Professor Epidemiology Public Health
Bryan Combs, MSN Instructor Family, Community and Health Systems Nursing
Gary Hunter, PhD Professor Human Studies Education
Alan Eberhardt, PhD
Professor and Associate Dean
Biomedical Engineering
Engineering
Karen Kennedy, PhD Professor and Associate Dean Business and Engineering Business
Maria Geisinger, DDS Assistant Professor Periodontology Dentistry
Karlene Ball, PhD Professor and Chair Psychology Arts and Science
Stuart J. Frank, MD Professor and Director Medicine (Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism) Medicine
Robert Kimberly, MD Professor and Senior Associate Dean Medicine (Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology) Medicine

Olivia Affuso, PhD