Asif, Irfan M., M.D.

Asif, Irfan M., M.D.

Chair 
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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Abed, Sumayah, M.D.

Abed, Sumayah, 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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Blinnikova, Ksenia, M.D., MPH

Blinnikova, Ksenia, M.D., MPH

Assistant Professor

Clinical Interests
Obesity, Diabetes

Research Interests 
Endocrinology, Addiction

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

Cohen, Caroline, 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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Crockett, Kaylee, Ph.D.

Crockett, Kaylee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Clinical Health Psychologist and Clinical Scientist 

Clinical Interests
Social and behavorial processess of chronic illnessess

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Davuluri, Sameera, M.D.

Davuluri, Sameera, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Medical Director and Ambulatory Medical Quality Officer 

Clinical Interests
Adult and Preventive Medicine 

Teaching Interests
Medical Education 

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DeLaney, Erin W., M.D.

DeLaney, Erin W., M.D.

Assistant Professor
Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs and Quality
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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Fagan, Kim, M.D.

Fagan, Kim, M.D.

Associate Professor
Sports Medicine Division Chief 

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Faircloth, Michael, M.D.

Faircloth, Michael, M.D.

Associate Professor
Medical and Lab Director, Student Health Services
Director, Alabama Statewide Area Health Education Centers

Clinical Interests
Infectious Diseases and College Health

Research Interests
Infectious Diseases, College Student Health and Well-being, Population Health

Teaching Interests
Medical Residents, Nurse Practitioners and National Lectures

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Falola, Blessing, M.D.

Falola, Blessing, M.D.

Assistant Professor 

Clinical Interests
Psychiatry, Transitional Age Youth and College Student Mental Health

Teaching Interests 
Fellow, Resident and Medical Student Education

Research Interests 
College Mental health and Preventive Health Behaviors

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Hale, Matthew Heath, M.D., MPH

Hale, Matthew Heath, M.D., MPH

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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Hunt, Raymond Bryce, M.D.

Hunt, Raymond Bryce, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Clinical Interests
Sports Medicine and Women’s Health

Teaching Interests 
Student and Resident Education

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Kolasa, Lindsay, PA-C

Kolasa, Lindsay, PA-C

Physician Assistant 

Interests
Preventive Medicine and Women's Health 

Marsh, Jill, M.D.

Marsh, Jill, M.D.

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

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

Teaching Interests
Resident and Medical Student Education 

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

McKeag, Ian D., 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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Pridgen, Kathleen, M.D.

Pridgen, Kathleen, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Associate 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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Salser, Earl B., Jr, M.D.

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

Associate Professor
Director, Medical Student Education

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

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Shah, Brandi, M.D.

Shah, Brandi, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Director, Office of Identity, Inclusion, and Collective Conscience

Clinical Interests
Sexual and Reproductive Health

Teaching Interests 
Adolescent and Young Adult Health, Advocacy in Medicine

Research Interests 
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Health Policy, Narrative and Storytelling for Health

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Smith, Kimberly, Ph.D.

Smith, Kimberly, Ph.D.

Director, Alabama Practice-Based Research Network

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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Staples, Emily, D.O.

Staples, Emily, D.O.

Assistant Professor 

Clinical and Research Interests
Telemedicine and Medical Education

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Sullivan, Caroline, DNP, RN, FNP-C

Sullivan, Caroline, DNP, RN, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Interests 
Family Medicine, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and Nurse Education

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Wiederman, Michael, Ph.D.

Wiederman, Michael, Ph.D.

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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