The Research Division of the Department of Family & Community Medicine (DFCM) works to improve healthcare and outcomes through the UAB Primary Care Research Collaborative (PCRC) and the Alabama Practice Based Research Network (APBRN). 

930 S 20th St, Rm 304
Birmingham, AL  35205
(campus: CHSB-20 304, 35294-2042)

Phone: (205) 934-9376
Fax:     (205) 934-9398


REK apbrn  Robert E Kynerd, MD - Co-Director

TJT apbrn  Tamela J Turner, PhD - Co-Director
As a participant on several previous Alabama, UAB and NIH-funded grants, Dr. Turner identified and developed resources and established strong ties with community organizations. Having been with the Department since 1991, with the exception of one three year period to pursue additional education and training, she has forged relationships with hundreds of physicians and medical professionals in urban and rural areas of Alabama, health-related organizations, and UASOM faculty, students, and graduates.  During her tenure she has engaged in multidisciplinary research and training grants with faculty on and off campus. For the PCRC, she serves as academic-community liaison to UAB investigators and the primary care community. She looks forward to working with our dedicated primary care physicians throughout the state.

JMW apbrn  JM White, BA - Coordinator
Ms. White has been with the Department of Family & Community Medicine since 1996 and APBRN Coordinator since the network's founding. An experienced project manager, she has played a pivotal role in numerous practice-based research studies. Ms. White serves as the central point of communications for physicians, investigators, and external organizations and provides logistical support for projects from inception to completion. Her expertise is in evaluating proposals for feasibility in community-based clinical settings and developing protocols and materials appropriate to those settings. She is also well-versed in IRB procedures, practice engagement, and designing and implementing multisite data collection systems, and was the driving force behind the UAB PCRC initiative.