Amanda Willig, PhD, RD

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Mandy Willig, PhD, RD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in UAB’s Division of Infectious Diseases. Her research focuses on chronic disease treatment and prevention in patients with HIV and TB. Her current investigations explore the mechanisms that impact physical function and frailty risk in persons with HIV, along with interventions to prevent physical function decline. Dr. Willig has assembled a multidisciplinary team of clinicians, basic scientists, and health outcomes researchers to study the interactive effects of biological and social factors on obesity and frailty with HIV infection. She has received funding from the Mid-South Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center for Health Disparities Research and NIAID/Center for AIDS Research to investigate the contributions of social determinants of health, mitochondrial function, and physical activity on obesity and frailty risk.