Experts Guide
UAB’s public relations specialists are the fastest, most efficient way for reporters to reach UAB experts on deadline. Call 205-934-3884.

We also have a full-service broadcast team that can facilitate interviews for TV, radio or Skype and provide b-roll or sound on request. Search by topic or name to find featured experts or contact Public Relations for additional information.
Public Health Experts

David Becker, Ph.D.

Health care policy • Federal and state health policy issues • Health, Labor and regulatory economics

Michelle Fanucchi, Ph.D.

Air pollution • Water pollution • Toxicology • Chemical safety • Health risks from air and water contamination

Fouad Fouad, Ph.D.

Sustainable building products & systems • Green materials • Green building design & construction • Highway sign & traffic signal supports

Craig Hoesley, M.D.

HIV-prevention methods including microbicides • HIV diagnosis and treatment

George Howard, DrPH

Stroke risk factors, prevention • Heart health • Racial and geographical disparities in stroke populations • Health disparities

Robin Lanzi, Ph.D.

Maternal and child health disparities • Maternal depression • Adolescent risk-taking behaviors • Adolescent sexual health behaviors • Developmental outcomes of children • Child social and academic development • Developmental psychology • Community engaged research

Cora Lewis, M.D.

Hypertension • Hypertension in African Americans • Body composition

Jeanne Marrazzo, M.D.

Intervention to prevent infection with HIV, including pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) • Multipurpose prevention, including contraception options and protection against HIV and genital herpes • STI diagnosis management and prevention • Reproductive tract infections, including transmission to infants • Vaccine-preventable infections • Infectious disease outbreaks

Sadis Matalon, Ph.D.

Lung injury • Effects of chlorine and other harmful gases to the lung

James McClintock, Ph.D.

Polar marine biology • Climate change • Antarctic marine ecology • Ocean acidification • Invertebrate zoology • Marine invertebrate chemical ecology • Nutrition & reproduction

Isabel Scarinco, Ph.D.

HPV vaccines • Cancer prevention • Minority health • Health disparities

Virginia Sisiopiku, Ph.D.

Traffic planning & operations • Transportation safety • Pedestrian behavior & safety • Driver distraction • Intelligent transportation systems • Sustainable transportation systems • Evacuation methods

Craig Wilson, M.D.

Infectious and tropical diseases • HIV management and prevention • Public health • Pediatric infectious diseases • Emerging diseases, such as Zika, Ebola • HIV in adolescents

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