Associate Professor
Division of Preventive Medicine

Contact Information:

Medical Towers 625
1717 11th Avenue South
Birmingham, Alabama 35205
Phone: (205) 934-7608
Fax: (205) 934-7959
rdurant@uab.edu

Research Interests

Hospital use among minority patients with heart failure; Incorporation of community health works in chronic disease management for heart failure; Developing strategies to increase minority participation in clinical trials.

Educational Background

  • Harvard School of Public Health, Masters of Public Health, 2003-2005
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, 1996-2000
  • Howard University, Bachelor of Science in Biology, 1992-1996

Professional Activities

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:

  • 2003-2006 Massachusetts Medical Society
  • 2003- Society of General Internal Medicine
  • 2007- American Heart Association
  • 2007- Mineral District Medical Society

COUNCILS AND COMMITTEES:

NATIONAL COMMITTEES

  • 2005 Member, Health Policy Scientific Review Committee, Society of General Internal Medicine National Meeting, 2005
  • 2006 Member, Health Disparities Scientific Review Committee, Society of General Internal Medicine National Meeting, 2006
  • 2007 Member, Health Policy Scientific Review Committee, Society of General Internal Medicine National Meeting

UNIVERSITY ACTIVITIES:
University of Alabama School of Medicine
2007- Department of Medicine Junior Faculty and Fellows Advisory Group

EDITORIAL BOARDS:
2007- Ad-hoc reviewer, Journal of the American Medical Association
2007 – Ad-hoc reviewer, Journal of General Internal Medicine

Awards

  • 1995 Phi Beta Kappa, Howard University
  • 2001 Finalist, National Associates Research Poster Competition, American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine
  • 2007 American Heart Association 33rd Annual Ten-Day Seminar on the Epidemiology and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
  • 2007 Charles Barkley Health Disparities Fund Award
  • 2009 American Heart Association Council on Epidemiology and Prevention Minority Travel Grant