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.
Science & Technology Experts

Steve Austad, Ph.D.

The biology of aging • Evolution • Ecology of infectious diseases • Scientific communication • Longevity of life

James Cimino, M.D.

Biomedical informatics • Informatics education • Improving electronic health records

Fouad Fouad, Ph.D.

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

James McClintock, Ph.D.

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

Henry Panion, Ph.D.

Gospel music • Music production • Music technology • Working in the music industry

Sarah Parcak, Ph.D.

Egyptian archaeology • Egyptology • Remote sensing

Gregory Pence, Ph.D.

Cloning and assisted reproduction • Emerging issues in bioethics • Medical ethics

Anath Shalev, M.D.

Diabetes research, drug discovery, and novel treatment approaches • Beta cell and islet biology • Type 1 diabetes • Type 2 diabetes • microRNAs

Virginia Sisiopiku, Ph.D.

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

Trygve Tollefsbol, Ph.D.

Epigenetics • Cancer origin • Diet and cancer prevention • Gene regulation • Underlying mechanisms of cancer and aging • Novel therapeutic approaches to cancer

Jeffery Walker, Ph.D.

Neighborhoods and crime • Police law • Computer forensics and investigations

Stephen Watts, Ph.D.

Aquatic and marine science • Aquaculture • Medical application of aquatic animal models • Aquatic nutrition science