Faculty/Departmental Website:  UAB Psychology Faculty Profile

Degree/Specialization: PhD, clinical psychology

Hospital/VA Affiliations: 1917 Clinic

Faculty Title: Professor of Medicine

Administrative Title: Behavioral Science Core Director, UAB Center for AIDS Research

Internship: Florida Mental Health Institute

Certifications: Alabama Board of Psychology Examiners, Clinical Psychologist #669

Primary Role/Patient Populations: Individual clinical research mentorship; drug addiction and HIV+ with co-occurring substance abuse and other mental disorders.

Other Information: Access to a variety of interdisciplinary investigators and research databases in primary role target area.

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