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Irfan M. Asif, M.D.

Irfan M. Asif, M.D.

Chair 
Heersink Endowed Professorship in Sports and Exercise Medicine
Associate Dean, Primary Care and Rural Health

Professor

Clinical Interests
Exercise and Sports Medicine

Teaching Interests
Sports Cardiology

Research Interests 
National and International Lectures

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Sumayah Abed, M.D.

Sumayah Abed, M.D.

Assistant Professor 

Clinical Interests 
Women's Health, Preventive Medicine, Pediatrics and Adult Patient Care, Office Based Procedures (Wound Care) 

Teaching Interests 
Medical Student and Resident Education 

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Steven Brown, M.D.

Steven Brown, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Clinical Interests
Sports and Exercise Medicine
Family Medicine

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Taylor Buchanan, Ph.D.

Taylor Buchanan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Benjamin-Carver Scientist

Research interests: Impact of exercise on neuroinflammation in older adults with fibromyalgia

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Caroline Cohen, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.

Caroline Cohen, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.

Assistant Professor
Clinical Dietitian 

Clinical and Research Interests
Weight management through telemedicine, carbohydrate-restricted diets, culinary medicine 

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Courtney Conklin, M.D.

Courtney Conklin, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Clinical Interests
Family Medicine, Sports Medicine

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Joseph Coppiano, M.D.

Joseph Coppiano, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Medical Director, Comprehensive Urban Underserved and Rural Experience Program

Clinical Interests
Family Medicine and Sports Medicine

Interests
Nutrition/exercise prescriptions, running medicine, ultrasound-guided procedures, and education of medical students and residents

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Kaylee Crockett, Ph.D.

Kaylee Crockett, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Clinical Health Psychologist and Clinical Scientist 

Clinical Interests
Social and behavorial processess of chronic illnessess

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Sameera Davuluri, M.D.

Sameera Davuluri, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Medical Director, Family and Community Medicine-Hoover

Clinical Interests
Adult and Preventive Medicine 

Teaching Interests
Medical Education 

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Erin W. DeLaney, M.D.

Erin W. DeLaney, M.D.

Associate Professor
Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs and Quality
Ambulatory Medical Quality Officer
Medical Director, Family and Community Medicine-Highlands

Clinical Interests
Preventative Medicine, Women’s Health, Management of Chronic Disease, Dermatologic Procedures, Wound Care

Teaching Interests 
Medical Student Precepting

Research Interests
Practice Improvement

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Kala Dixon, Ph.D.

Kala Dixon, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Director, Office of Interprofessional and Continuing Education

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Daniel Fijabi, M.D.

Daniel Fijabi, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Clinical Interests
Family Medicine

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Jamie Gajos, Ph.D.

Jamie Gajos, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Research Interests
Substance misuse and health-risk behaviors in justice-involved and other vulnerable populations; Intensive longitudinal data analysis; geospatial analysis; Health interventions

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Matthew Heath Hale, M.D., M.P.H.

Matthew Heath Hale, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor
Director, Sports Medicine Clinic, Student Health Services
Medical Director, UAB Athletics

Clinical Interests
Comprehensive Sports Medicine

Teaching Interests 
Medical and graduate medical education

Research Interests 
Concussive head injuries 

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Raymond Bryce Hunt, M.D.

Raymond Bryce Hunt, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Clinical Interests
Sports Medicine and Women’s Health

Teaching Interests 
Student and Resident Education

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Jessica Jaiswal, Ph.D.

Jessica Jaiswal, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Benjamin Carver Scientist

Research Interests
Treatment disparities related to opioid use disorder and along the HIV care and prevention continua

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Taylor Lahasky, M.D.

Taylor Lahasky, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Clinical Interests
Family Medicine

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Jill Marsh, M.D.

Jill Marsh, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Clinical Interests
Full-scope patient care – from pediatrics through geriatrics
Office-based procedures 

Teaching Interests
Resident and Medical Student Education 

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Ian D. McKeag, M.D., M.S.

Ian D. McKeag, M.D., M.S.

Assistant Professor
Director, Family and Community Medicine Sports and Exercise Medicine Fellowship

Clinical Interests
Exercise and Sports Medicine, Hypermobility Syndromes

Teaching Interests 
Diagnostic and procedural ultrasound

Research Interests 
Injury prevention

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Matthew Miesch, M.D.

Matthew Miesch, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Clinical Interests
Family Medicine, Sports Medicine

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Tapan Mehta, Ph.D., M.S.

Tapan Mehta, Ph.D., M.S.

Professor
Vice Chair, Research 

Research Interests
Primary care practice transformation, research systems 

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Kathleen Pridgen, M.D.

Kathleen Pridgen, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Medical and Lab Director, Student Health Services

Clinical Interests
College Health, Women's Health, Office Procedures, Leadership and Management in Medicine, Quality Improvement

Teaching Interests
Medical student and Resident education, Evidence-based practices, Office procedures

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Marshall Pritchett, M.D.

Marshall Pritchett, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Clinical Interests
Family Medicine

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Becky Reamey, Ph.D.

Becky Reamey, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Associate Director, Alabama Statewide Area Health Education Centers (AHEC)

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Earl B. Salser, Jr., M.D.

Earl B. Salser, Jr., M.D.

Associate Professor
Director, Medical Student Education

Interests 
Medical Student Education, Primary Care Training, and International Medicine

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Drew Sayer, Ph.D.

Drew Sayer, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Research Interests
Nutrition, exercise, obesity and diabetes reserach spanning from short-term, controlled feeding studies for investigating ingestive behavior to longer duration, comparative effectiveness trials for weight loss and maintenance

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Minakshi Shukla, M.D.

Minakshi Shukla, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Clinical Interests
Family Medicine

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Kimberly Smith, Ph.D.

Kimberly Smith, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Interests 
Applying scientific methodologies, advanced statistics, and assessments to various research projects across multiple disciplines
Staying active and involved research within the areas of exercise science and health promotion
Integrating and implementing health based outcomes research in primary care practices across the state

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Calvin Spellmon, Jr., M.D.

Calvin Spellmon, Jr., M.D.

Assistant Professor

Clinical Interests
Family Medicine, Sports Medicine

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Beverly VonDer Pool, M.D.

Beverly VonDer Pool, M.D.

Associate Professor 

Clinical Interests
Family Medicine

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Carmela Ver, M.D.

Carmela Ver, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Clinical Interests
Family Medicine

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Michael Wiederman, Ph.D.

Michael Wiederman, Ph.D.

Professor 
Director, Office of Leadership and Professional Development

Interests 
Applying psychology for the betterment of peoples' health and well-being, facilitating the growth of emotional intelligence and working with leaders to maximize their potential

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