Our office is dedicated to the wellness of individuals, teams, and the workplace, through a commitment to research, education, and services. Our key initiatives include:

  1. Improving the collective well-being of UAB Medicine 
  2. Evaluating well-being, burnout, and engagement
  3. Examining and reducing organizational stressors
  4. Developing and deploying evidence-based interventions
  5. Offering wellness education and services
  6. Enhancing wellness scholarship 

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The Wellness Wheel is a visual interpretation of our mission to focus on the physical, psychological, and social wellness of our people and place. We are committed to identifying and providing resources in multiple dimensions of wellness that are critical for individuals and teams while keeping the center of our focus on overall workplace wellbeing.

  • Occupational Wellness
  • Intellectual Wellness
  • Spiritual Wellness
  • Emotional Wellness
  • Health/Physical Wellness

Wellness Team 

David. A Rogers, M.D., MPHE

David. A Rogers, M.D., MPHE

Cheif Wellness Officer 

Nisha Patel, MSHA, MBA

Nisha Patel, MSHA, MBA

Director, Wellness & Administration 

Katherine Meese, Ph.D.

Katherine Meese, Ph.D.

Director, Wellness Research 

Lauren Nassetta, M.D.

Lauren Nassetta, M.D.

Director, Wellness Support Services 

Megan McMurray Hays, Ph.D.

Megan McMurray Hays, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Wellness Education 

Leah Pickett, NP

Leah Pickett, NP

Advanced Practice Provider, Wellness Manager 

Sam Perna, D.O.

Sam Perna, D.O.

Wellness Specialist

Julia Sanford, LICSW

Julia Sanford, LICSW

Medical Student Counselor 

Alisa Palmore

Alisa Palmore

Administrative Associate

Valerie Minor, MS

Valerie Minor, MS

Administrative Associate

Malcolm Marler

Malcolm Marler

Wellness Advocate

Adrianne Raymond, LPC

Medical Student Counselor 

Ashley Hanson, Ph.D.

Wellness Specialist 

Contact 

Email us or reach out directly to a team member below.

Nisha Patel, MSHA, MBA
Director of Wellness & Administration
np1217@uab.edu

Alisa Palmore
Administrative Associate
alisapalmore@uab.edu

Valerie Minor, MS
Administrative Associate
vminor@uabmc.edu