Faculty Title: Professor of Psychiatry: Clinical Director of the UAB Mental Health Center

Specialty: Psychiatry – Public Sector Neuropsychology

Hospital Affiliations: UAB Hospital


  • Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology, UAB 1992,
  • Internship in Clinical Psychology, UAB 1991,
  • Louisiana State University (Ph.D. in clinical psychology 1992)
  • Louisiana State University (MA, 1990),
  • University of Southern Mississippi (MS, 1978),
  • Grand Valley State University (BS, 1974).

Clinical Interests/Disorders Treated: Neuropsychological Assessment of Serious Mental Illness, Neuropsychological Aspects of Schizophrenia, Stectrum Disorders, and Mood Disorders.

Research Interests: Neuropsychological Aspects of Schizophrenia and other Serious Mental Illness. Genetics of Schizophrenia and SMI. Mental Health Program Evaluation Research.

Pursuing innovative research, providing state-of-the-art treatment of psychiatric disorders, and training the next-generation of psychiatrists

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is advancing the understanding of psychiatric disorders through an integrated approach of research, education, and patient care. Collaboration between laboratory research and clinical areas facilitate translational integration of research findings, with the goal of developing innovative and novel clinical interventions.


Advancing knowledge discovery in schizophrenia, depression and bipolar disorder, neurodegenerative disorders, substance abuse, and psychiatric disorders of childhood and the elderly


Developing future academic leaders, researched-focused clinical investigators and clinical psychiatrists through residency and fellowship training programs

Patient Care

 Providing state-of-the-art care through a 90-bed inpatient facilty, community-based clinics, and other patient focused programs