Core Faculty




Sturdevant

 

Marsha S. Sturdevant, MD
Medical Director, William A. Daniel, Jr. Adolescent Health Center
Medical Director, Adolescent Eating Disorders Clinic
Medical Staff, UAB Hospital and Children's of Alabama      
Project Director, Alabama Ryan White Part D Program
Associate Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Major research interests: Adolescent HIV and adolescent sexuality. She also would like to engage in collaborative research studying the medical consequences of eating disorders.

   

 Simpson

Tina Y. Simpson, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Medical Staff, UAB Hospital and Children's of Alabama
Director, Adolescent Medicine Fellowship Program

Major research interests: Determining ways to adequately and cost effectively provide preventive healthcare to adolescents as well as addressing reproductive health disparities among adolescents and young adults.

 

 

 

 Wallace

Stephenie B. Wallace, MD, MSPH
Assistant Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Medical Director, Center for Weight Management at Children's of Alabama
Medical Staff, UAB Hospital and Children's of Alabama

 

Major research interests: Adolescent and Pediatric Obesity

 

 

 

 Durant

Nefertiti Durant, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Medical Staff, UAB Hospital and Children's of Alabama

Major research interests: Environmental correlates of physical activity and overweight in youth, efficacy of exercise in prevention of weight gain and racial/ethnic disparities in overweight and obesity.

 

 

 

 Spear

Bonnie S. Spear, Ph.D., RD, LD
Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Registered Dietitian, Children's of Alabama
Co-Director, Eating Disorder Clinic - Children's of Alabama

Major research interests: Adolescent eating disorders, obesity, and sports nutrition. She is very interested in the application of research to practice with a focus on Childhood Obesity. Her additional research interest is in educational methodology, especially looking at what teaching methodologies are best to allow individuals to incorporate knowledge into clinical practice.

 

 

 Austin

Heather Austin, PhD
Clinic Coordinator/Pediatric Psychologist, Center for Weight Management,  
    Children's of Alabama
Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Major research interests: Children and youth with chronic illness, family functioning, and assessing and treating overweight children; sites include the Weight Management Center, Intestinal Bowel Disease Clinic, and Pain Medicine Clinic at the Children's Hospital of Alabama

 

 

 Turner_Henson

Anne Turner-Henson, DSN
Professor in the UAB School of Nursing with joint faculty appointments in the Schools of Medicine (Adolescent Medicine) and Public Health (Maternal Child Health)

Major research interests: Children and adolescents, asthma, environmental risks, special health care needs, parental caregiving, community based research and clinical practice

 

 

 Hoover

Kimberly Hoover, MD
Assistant Professor in the Division of Women's Reproductive Health.

Major research interests: General obstetrics and gynecology, pediatric and adolescent gynecology.

 

 

 

 Crowther

Marshall Crowther, MD
Assistant Professor, Team physician for UAB athletics

Major research interests: Care of the adolescent and collegiate athlete, adolescent back pain, athletic groin injuries, sport concussions, and the non-operative treatment of common orthopaedic conditions in patients of all ages.

 

 

 

Montgomery_Barfield

 

Laura Montgomery-Barfield, MD
Associate Professor & Associate Director of AM Residency Training

Major research interests: Child / Adolescent Psychiatry, ADHD, mood disorders, psychotic disorders