The UCEM interdisciplinary team brings together investigators, departments, and schools from across campus for a multi-science approach. The overall goal is to determine how we can best intervene with exercise in specific disease states to have the greatest impact on quality of life.

Senior Scientist

Aban, Inmaculada, MS, PhD

Professor, Dept. of Biostatistics, School of Public Health
Research focus: Statistical methods in clinical trials, survival and reliability analysis, analysis of pool screening and count data, goodness-of-fit and model diagnostics, inference for heavy tail distribution

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Scientist and Associate Director for Public Health

Affuso, H Olivia, PhD

Associate Professor, Dept. of Epidemiology, School of Public Health
Research focus: Pediatric obesity, health behavior

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Associate Scientist

Alexander, Matthew S., PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Neurology, Children's of Alabama
Research Focus: 
Non-coding RNAs as modifiers of neuromuscular disease; epigenetic regulation of normal and disease muscle; generation, characterization, and therapeutic drug screening of noval zebrafish models of human neuromuscular diseases

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Associate Scientist

Allendorfer, Jane, PhD

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Neurology, School of Medicine
Research focus: Recovery in post-stroke aphasia, epilepsy

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Scientist

Amara, Amy, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, School of Medicine
Research focus:
Parkinsons disease, sleep disorders

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Senior Scientist

Asif, Irfan, MD

Professor and Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine
Research focus:
Sports and Exercise Medicine, family medicine, several domains within sports cardiology with an emphasis on combating physical inactivity for the prevention of cardiometabolic disease, prevention and treatment of disease through lifestyle and exercise medicine

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Senior Scientist

Austad, Steven, PhD

Professor and Chair, Department of Biology, College of Arts and Science
Research focus: 
Biology of aging; evolution of life histories

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Scientist

Ayers, Douglas, PhD

Associate Professor of Business, Collat School of Business
Research focus: Marketing, Marketing management

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Senior Scientist

Bakitas, Marie, DNSc, CRNP

Professor, School of Nursing
Research focus: Early palliative care; neuropathic pain; advance care planning; communicating values and preferences of care; informed decision making and decision support; tele-health; rural palliative care; caregiver research; care of older adults; oncology palliative care; intervention development; mixed methods and qualitative research methods; and management

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Senior Scientist

Ball, Karlene K, PhD

Professor and Chair, Dept. of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences
Research focus: Aging, Cognitive decline

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Senior Scientist

Ballinger, Scott, PhD

Associate Professor, Dept. of Pathology, Div. of Molecular and Cellular Pathology, Academic Joint Departments
Research focus: Environmental cardiology, free radical biology, mitochondrial function

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Senior Scientist and Founding Director

Bamman, Marcas M, PhD

Professor, Depts of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology; Medicine; and Neurology, School of Medicine
Research focus: Muscle biology, musculoskeletal function and disease

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Associate Scientist

Barnes, Margaux, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Research focus: Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease, health promoting behaviors, lean body mass, Health behaviors, Quality of life

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Senior Scientist

Baskin, Monica, PhD

Professor, Dept. of Medicine, Div of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine
Research focus: Culturally-relevant behavioral interventions for cancer prevention/control and obesity prevention/treatment; minority health & health disparities

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Senior Scientist

Bertrand, Brenda, PhD

Professor, School of Health Professions
Research focus: Changes in dietary intake during pain crisis associated with sickle cell disease

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Associate Scientist

Bhatnagar, Sushant, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
Research focus: Diabetes, obesity, the role of tomosyn in insulin secretion, the role of complement 1q-like 3 (C1qI3) protein in beta-cell function

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Associate Scientist

Bhatt, Surya, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, School of Medicine 
Research focus: COPD, Pulmonary hypertension

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Senior Scientist

Bittner, Vera, MD, MSPH

Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Disease, School of Medicine
Research focus: Cardiovascular disease, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation

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Associate Scientist

Bowen, Pamela, PhD, CRNP

Associate Professor, School of Nursing
Research focus: Reducing obesity related health conditions and obesity health disparities among African Americans; minority aging; physical activity promotion; and system level health policy research

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Scientist

Bowman, Ella, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care
Research focus: Geriatric Medicine, Transitions of Care, Delirium, Dementia, Low Health Literacy, Complex Care Coordination, Hospital ConsultationTransitions of Care, Delirium, Dementia, Low Health Literacy, Complex Care Coordination, Hospital Consultation

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Scientist

Braswell-Christy, Jennifer, PT, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health Professions
Research focus: Visual acuity for children, vestibular hypofunction, PT for children with severe cerebral palsy

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Senior Scientist

Bridges, S. Louis, Jr., MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Medicine, Director, Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, School of Medicine
Research focus: Rheumatoid arthritis, Clinical immunology

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Scientist and Director

Buford, Thomas, PhD

Associate Professor, Dept. of Medicine, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care
Research focus: Preserving the health and independence of older adults through interdisciplinary research broadly related to the prevention of age-related physical disability

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Senior Scientist

Brown, Cynthia J, MD, MSPH

Professor, Department of Medicine, Director, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care. Director, Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging, School of Medicine
Research focus: Aging, mobility, hospitalization

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Associate Scientist

Casazza, Krista, PhD, RD

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health
Research focus: Childhood obesity

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Associate Scientist

Combs, Bryan, MSN, CRNP, FNP-BC, CNL, ATC

Instructor, Nursing Family, Community & Health Systems, School of Nursing
Research focus: Orthopedics; Occupational Health; The Industrial Athlete; Exercise Medicine; Sport Related Concussions; Family Healthcare

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Associate Scientist

Cowan, Rachel, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, School of Medicine
Research focus: Spinal Cord Injury, Exercise, Fitness, Activities of Daily Living, Wheelchairs, Mobility, Functional Independence, Outcome Measures

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Senior Scientist

Cutter, Gary R, PhD

Professor Emeritus, Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health
Research focus: Biostatistics/Epidemiology, clinical trials and community studies; chronic disease epidemiology; largescale data bases, multiple sclerosis, data and safety monitoring, neurological diseases

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Associate Scientist

DeBerry, Jennifer, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, School of Medicine
Research focus: Pain, Urinary Bladder, Optogenetics, Sensory Processing

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Senior Scientist and Associate Director for Clinical Research

Dell'Italia, Louis J, MD

Professor, Deptartment of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Disease, School of Medicine
Research focus: Heart failure, mitral valve disease

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Senior Scientist

Demark-Wahnefried, Wendy, PhD

Professor, Department of Nutrition Sciences, School of Health Professions
Research focus: Behavioral interventions for breast cancer survivors

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Scientist

Deshane, Jessy, PhD

Associate Professor, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, School of Medicine
Research focus: Inflammatory diseases

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Scientist

Dransfield, Mark T., MD

Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine, School of Medicine
Research focus: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung cancer 

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Associate Scientist

Dreer, Laura, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine 
Research focus: Rehabilitation, adjustment to chronic health conditions; development of health promotion interventions for patients and family caregivers 

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Associate Scientist

Durant, Nefertiti, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine
Research focus: Physical activity, health effects of obesity in youth 

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Scientist

Dutton, Gareth R., PhD

Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive Medicine 
Research focus: Lifestyle interventions for weight loss, physical activity and diabetes prevention 

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Senior Scientist

Eberhardt, Alan W, PhD

Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering 
Research focus: Orthopedic biomechanics, injury biomechanics 

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Scientist

Echt, Katherina, PhD

Associate Professor, Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging, School of Medicine
Research focus: Sensory, cognitive and psychosocial determinants of older adults' health self-management capacities as targets for rehabilitation interventions 

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Associate Scientist

Enah Comfort, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor, Community Health Outcomes and Systems Dept, School of Nursing
Research focus: HIV Prevention

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Scientist

Evans, Retta, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Human Studies, School of Education
Research focus: Health Promotion

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Associate Scientist

Fisher, Gordon, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Human Studies, School of Education
Research Focus: Exercise intensity, insulin sensitivity, mitochondrial function

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Senior Scientist

Fontaine, Kevin, PhD

Professor, Department of Health Behavior, School of Public Health
Research focus: Exercise treatment for inflammatory diseases of joints 

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Senior Scientist

Frank, Stuart J, MD

Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Research focus: Growth hormone, diabetes, metabolism 

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Scientist

Gamble, Karen L., PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology, School of Medicine
Research focus: Circadian rhythms, biological clocks, shift work, entrainment, suprachiasmatic nucleus

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Senior Scientist

Garvey, W Timothy, MD

Professor and Chair, Department of Nutrition Sciences, School of Health Professions
Research focus: Insulin resistance, type II diabetes, metabolic syndrome

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Associate Scientist

Geisinger, Maria L, DDS

Professor, Department of Periodontics, School of Dentistry
Research focus: Periodontology, oral surgery

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Senior Scientist

Gilbert, Shawn, MD

Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medicine
Research focus: Translational research to improve healing of bone and growth plate injuries, and investigations on the role of vasculature in skeletal development and regeneration.

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Scientist

Goldberg, Matthew, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, School of Medicine
Research focus: Animal models of Parkinson's disease

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Scientist

Goodin, Burel, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences
Research focus: Endogenous pain modulation, neuroendocrinology, racial and ethnic disparities in pain, biopsychosocial model of chronic pain

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Senior Scientist

Gower, Barbara A, PhD

Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Nutrition Sciences, School of Health Professions
Research focus: Dietary and physiologic determinants of chronic disease

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Associate Scientist

Graham, Zachary, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology, School of Medicine
Research focus: Role of skeletal muscle paralysis in changing muscle and systemic metabolism

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Scientist

Gray, Stephen, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine
Research focus: Liver transplantation, hepatobiliary surgery, outcomes research, health disparities research

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Scientist

Habegger, Kirk M. PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, School of Medicine
Research focus: Diabetes, obesity, energy metabolism

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Associate Scientist

Halade, Ganesh, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Disease, School of Medicine
Research focus: Cardiovascular sciences, obesity and remodeling

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Associate Scientist

Hall, Sean, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Human Studies, School of Education
Research focus: Education, counseling

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Associate Scientist

Hanaoka, Beatriz Y, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology
Research focus: Skeletal muscle, rheumatic diseases and metabolism

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Scientist

Harris, W. Thomas, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics-Pulmonary, Childrens Ambulatory Care Center, School of Medicine
Research focus: 
Pediatric pulmonary disease

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Senior Scientist

Hill, James, PhD

Professor and Chair, Department of Nutrition Sciences, School of Health Professions
Research focus: 
Weight management

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Scientist

Hites, Lisle, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, School of Public Health
Research focus: State and local public health

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Senior Scientist

Howard, Virginia, PhD

Professor, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health
Research focus: 
Stroke epidemiology

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Senior Scientist

Hunter, Gary R, PhD

Professor Emeritus, Department of Human Studies, School of Education
Research focus: 
Energetics, body composition, obesity, aging

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Associate Scientist

Hurt, Christopher, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health Professions
Research focus: 
Mechanisms of reduced mobility by older adults and individuals with neurological disorders

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Associate Scientist

Ithurburn, Matthew P., PT, PhD, DPT

Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health Professions
Research focus: Knee and hip injury outcomes, biomechanics, and rehabilitation

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Senior Scientist

Jackson, Elizabeth, MD

Professor, Division of Cardiovascular Disease, School of Medicine
Research focus: Cardiovascular disease, Women's heart health, Digital health trends and eHealth, Preventive medicine, Diabetes, Health promotion

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Senior Scientist

Javed, Amjad, PhD

Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry
Research focus: Genetic control of skeleton formation & remodeling

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Senior Scientist

Johnson, Walter, MD

Professor, Department of Pediatric, Division of Cardiology, School of Medicine
Research focus: Congenital heart disease

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Senior Scientist

Keyser, Kent T, PhD

Assistant Vice President for Research
Research focus: Vision Science

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Associate Scientist

Khass, Mohamed, PhD

Assistant Professor, Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, School of Medicine
Research focus: Elucidating the mechanisms used to control the development of the antibody repertoire and their role in the pathogenesis of diseases of immune function

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Associate Scientist

Kilgore, James R, PhD, PA-C

Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences, Division of Physician Assistant Studies, School of Health Professions
Research focus: Clinical medicine and research

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Senior Scientist

Kimberly, Robert, MD

Howard L. Holley Professore and Division Director, Division of Immunology/Rheumatology, School of Medicine 
Research focus: Lupus, arthritis, systemic vasculitis

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Senior Scientist

King, Peter H. MD

Professor, Department of Neurology, School of Medicine
Research focus: ALS

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Senior Scientist

Lau, Yung, MD

Professor & Associate Director, Division of Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine
Research focus: Congenital heart disease

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Senior Scientist

Lazar, Ronald M., PhD

Professor, Department of Neurology, School of Medicine
Director, UAB McKnight Brain Institute
Research focus: Effects of vascular malformations, carotid artery disease, and endocrine abnormalities on brain function; potentially reversible forms of cognitive impairment; promoting cognitive resilience with aging

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Scientist

Li Li, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Behavioral Neurobiology, School of Medicine
Research focus: Mood Disorders, Opioids Dependence

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Associate Scientist

Lin, Chen, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, School of Medicine
Research focus: Stroke outcomes, Stroke recovery, Stroke Rehabilitation, Neurorehabilitation, Neuroplasticity, Neuroimaging, Mood disorders

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Senior Scientist

Locher, Julie L, PhD

Professor Emeritus, Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care, School of Medicine
Research focus: Cancer, nutrition, lifestyle interventions

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Scientist

Lowman, John D Jr, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health Professions
Research focus: Pulmonary disease

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Associate Scientist

Loyaga-Rendon, Renzo, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Disease, School of Medicine
Research focus: Heart failure, Pulmonary vascular disease

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Scientist

Lubin, Farah, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Neurobiology, School of Medicine
Research focus: Learning, memory and synaptic plasticity; epigenetics, non-coding RNAs; gene transcription; epilepsy disorders; neurodevelopment and developmental disabilities

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Scientist

Markland, Alayne, DO

Associate Professor, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care, School of Medicine
Research focus: Bladder health, Bowel health, Urinary incontinence, Lower urinary tract symptoms in men and women, Pelvic floor disorders, bowel symptoms including constipation and fecal incontinence

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Associate Scientist

McDonald, Merry-Lynn, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Research focus: Network medicine approaches to Cachexia in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

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Senior Scientist

McGwin, Gerald, MS, PhD

Professor, Vice Chair, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health
Research focus: Biostatistics 

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Senior Scientist

McLain, Amie B, MD

Professor and Chair, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine
Research focus: Spinal Cord Injury

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Senior Scientist

McMahon-Wakefield, Lori, PhD

Dean of the Graduate School
Professor, Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology
Director, Comprehensive Neuroscience Center

Research focus: Neuroscience, aging, cognition

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Senior Scientist

Menear, Kristi, PhD

Professor, Depaartment of Human Studies, School of Education
Research focus: Movement disorders in children

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Senior Scientist

Messina, Joseph L

Professor, Department of Pathology, Division of Molecular & Cellular Pathology
Research focus: Insulin and growth hormone action, insulin and GH resistance following trauma and infection

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Scientist

Miltner, Rebecca, PhD, RN

Associate Professor, School of Nursing
Research focus: Work hazards, incorporating quality and safety in the nursing workforce

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Scientist

Moellering, Douglas, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition Sciences, School of Health Professions
Research focus: Metabolism, diabetes, aging, mitochonddrial physiology, and redox biology

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Senior Scientist

Moradi, Lee, PhD, PE

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering
Research focus: Dynamics, Mechatronics, Mechanical Vibrations, Systems Engineering, Finite Element Methods

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Associate Scientist

Morris, Cody, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Human Studies, School of Education
Research focus: Impact of tactical occupations in different environmental conditions; ergonomics and physical fitness; and improvement of cardiovascular disease risk factors through methods of exercise programming

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Senior Scientist and Associate Director for Rehabilitation Research

Motl, Robert, PhD

Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health Professions
Research focus: Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, SCI, Aging, Cognition and Mobility, Health promoting behaviors, particularly exercise, Behavioral interventions, Theory-based interventions

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Senior Scientist

Mountz, John D, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, School of Medicine
Research focus: Aging and immune senescence

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Senior Scientist

Nagy, Timothy R, PhD

Professor, Department of Nutrition Sciences, School of Health Professions
Research focus: Obesity and cancer

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Scientist

Namakkal-Soorappan, Rajeskaran, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Pathology, School of Medicine
Research focus: Reductive stress in the heart, aging heart and skeletal muscle

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Senior Scientist

Ovalle, Fernando, MD

Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, School of Medicine
Research focus: Diabetes mellitus, metabolism

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Senior Scientist

Overton, Edgar, MD

Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine
Research focus: Infectious diseases 

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Senior Scientist

Partridge, Edward, MD

Professor Emeritus, OB/GYN, School of Medicine
Research focus: Health disparities

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Senior Scientist

Patel, Rakesh, PhD

Professor, Department of Pathology, Division of Molecular and Cellular Pathology
Research focus: Cardiovascular disease, free radical biology

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Scientist

Pekmezi, Dorothy, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Health Behavior, School of Public Health
Research focus: Chronic disease prevention and health communication

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Scientist

Plaisance, Eric, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Human Studies, School of Education
Research focus: Obesity, metabolic disease, nutritional physiology

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Senior Scientist

Pogwizd, Steven, MD

Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Disease, School of Medicine
Research focus: Cardiovascular disease

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Senior Scientist

Pollio, David, PhD

Distinguished Professor, Department of Social Work, College of Arts and Science
Research focus: Mental health and addiction services

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Scientist

Powell, Danielle, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, School of Medicine
Research focus: Spinal Cord Injury and Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Musculoskeletal Medicine, Botox, Electromyography

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Senior Scientist

Prabhu, Sumanth, MD

Professor and Director, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Disease, School of Medicine
Research focus: Cardiovascular disease

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Senior Scientist

Ramanadham, Sasanka, PhD

Professor, Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology
Research focus: Role of lipid mediators in signal transduction

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Scientist

Richman, Joshua, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology, School of Medicine
Research focus: Health services research, biostatistics

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Scientist

Riddle, Nicole, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences
Research focus: Epigenetics and chromatin

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Senior Scientist

Rimmer, James, PhD

Professor, School of Health Professions
Research focus: Exercise intervention and disabilities

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Senior Scientist

Rogers, Laura, MD

Professor, Preventive Medicine , Department of Medicine
Research focus: Exercise measurement, promotion, and benefits in cancer survivors

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Associate Scientist

Rowe, Glenn C. PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Disease, School of Medicine
Research focus: How exercise influences mitochondrial remodeling

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Senior Scientist

Saag, Kenneth G, MD

Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, School of Medicine
Research focus: Bone & joint diseases, outcomes and effectiveness research

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Senior Scientist

Saag, Michael, MD

Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine
Research focus: HIV / AIDS; Hepatitis B and C virus infections.

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Associate Scientist

Sandroff, Brian M, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health Professions
Research focus: Effects of physical fitness, physical activity, and exercise on cognition and brain health in persons with multiple sclerosis

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Scientist

Sasse Mark, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Disease, School of Medicine
Research focus: Coronary artery angioplasty, catheterization and X-ray

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Associate Scientist

Sayer, Drew, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition Sciences, School of Health Professions
Research focus: Obesity, weight loss interventions

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Senior Scientist

Serra, Rosa, PhD

Professor, Department of Cell, Developmental, and Integrative Biology
Research focus: Musculoskeletal disorders, osteoarthritis, lumbar disc disease

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Senior Scientist

Schwebel, David, PhD

Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences
Research focus: Child and adolescent unintentional injury

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Senior Scientist

Schwiebert, Lisa M, PhD

Professor, Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology; and Associate Dean, Graduate School
Research focus: Asthma, pulmonary fibrosis

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Senior Scientist

Shalev, Anath, MD

Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, School of Medicine
Research focus: Molecular biology of diabetes, beta cell biology, apoptosis, oxidative stress, transcriptional regulation of gene expression, diabetes complications

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Senior Scientist

Shelton, Richard, MD

Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Behavioral Neurobiology, School of Medicine
Research focus: Mood disorders, depression, bipolar disorder

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Senior Scientist

Shikany, James M, DrPH

Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine
Research focus: Diet, physical activity, and epidemiology and prevention of chronic disease

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Senior Scientist

Singh, Jasvinder, MD, MPH

Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, School of Medicine
Research focus: Knee and Hip arthroplasty, rheumatology

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Scientist

Skidmore, Frank, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, School of Medicine
Research focus: Movement

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Senior Scientist

Standaert, David G, MD, PhD

Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology and Comprehensive Neuroscience Center, School of Medicine
Research focus: Parkinson's disease, movement disorders

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Senior Scientist

Swanson, Mark, OD, MSPH

Professor, Department of Optometry, School of Optometry
Research focus: Vision disorders among elderly, retinal disease

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Senior Scientist

Taub, Edward, PhD

University Professor, Department of Psycology
Research focus: Constraint-Induced movement therapy

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Senior Scientist

Theiss, Steven M. MD.

Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medicine
Research focus: Orthopaedic surgery, musculoskeletal problems

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Senior Scientist

Uswatte, Gitendra, PhD

Professor, Psychology; Physical Therapy
Research focus: Development of real-world measures of motor behavior

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Senior Scientist

Vogtle, Laura, PhD

Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Health Professions
Research focus: Rehabilitation for movement disorders

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Senior Scientist

Vohra, Yogesh, PhD

Professor, Associate Dean, Department of Physics, College of Arts and Science
Research focus: Nanoscale materials

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Scientist

Walker, Harrison C, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, School of Medicine
Research focus: Parkinson's disease

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Senior Scientist

Watts, Ray L, MD

President, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Research focus: Parkinson's disease

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Senior Scientist

Weise, Katherine K, OD, MBA

Professor, Department of Optometry, School of Optometry
Research focus: Pediatric eye disease, traumatic brain injury, sports-related concussion

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Scientist

Wende, Adam R, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Division of Molecular and Cellular Pathology, Academic Joint Departments
Research focus: Glucose utilization, fatty acid metabolism

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Senior Scientist

Wesselmann, Ursula, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, School of Medicine
Research focus: Urogenital and pelvic pain in women, pain in breast cancer survivors

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Senior Scientist

Wick, Timothy, PhD

Professor and Dean, School of Engineering
Research focus: Cartilage tissue engineering, cartilage repair and transdermal drug delivery

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Scientist

Wilkinson, Larrell, PhD, MSPH, CHES

Associate Professor, Department of Human Studies, School of Education
Research focus: Dietary, physical activity and lifestyle behaviors

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Associate Scientist

Williams, Grant R., MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology & Gerontology
Research focus: Refining treatment selection and improving outcomes of older adults with cancer

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Senior Scientist

Windham, Samuel III, MD

Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery Trauma Section, School of Medicine
Research focus: Trauma, burns, skeletal muscle hypertrophy

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Senior Scientist

Wingate, Martha, DrPH

Associate Professor, Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, School of Public Health
Research focus: Maternal and child health policy

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Associate Scientist

Willig, Amanda, PhD

Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine
Research focus: HIV and physical activity

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Scientist

Wingo, Brooks, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Health Professions
Research focus: Behavioral interventions for obesity

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Associate Scientist

Yarar, Ceren, PT, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Research focus: Muscle biology, muscle protein, spinal cord injury

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Senior Scientist

Young, Martin E. PhD

Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Disease, School of Medicine
Research focus: Myocardial metabolism, physical activity

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Senior Scientist

Yuen, Hon, PhD

Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Health Professions
Research focus: Exercise treatments for chronic conditions

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Senior Scientist

Zayzafoon, Majd, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Pathology, School of Medicine
Research focus: Prostate Cancer and Bone Metastasis

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Associate Scientist

Zinski, Anne, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine
Research focus: HIV and physical activity

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