Dr. Amie McLain is a tenured Professor and Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) and is a Senior Scientist in the UAB Center for Exercise Medicine. She is the Director of the UAB Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Model System and is on the Governing Board of the UAB/Lakeshore Foundation Research Collaborative. As a physiatrist specializing in spinal cord injuries and disorders, she has a special interest in exercise and weight loss as it benefits individuals with disabilities.
Dr. McLain is the founder and director of the nation's first reproductive health clinic for women with disabilities. She has served on the NIH Advisory Committee for Health of Women with Disabilities, the United Spinal Association’s national committee, “Women Without Limits”, and was a panel member for the Consortium for Spinal Cord Medicine to develop clinical practice guidelines for women with SCI. She served as president of the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) and as a member of the ISCOS’s (International SCI Society) scientific committee and council. Since becoming a faculty member in 1988, Dr. McLain has made her major focus of clinical research activity the medical management of spinal cord injuries and disorders.