Interim Chair
Associate Professor

Areas of Interest
Spinal Cord Injury and Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Musculoskeletal Medicine, Botox, Electromyography


Dr. Powell is an Associate Professor in the Department and Interim Chair. She is the Co-Director of the Spina Bifida Transition Clinic, which is a multidisciplinary joint effort with Neurosurgery, Urology, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She is the clerkship director for medical student rotations.

Prior to joining the Department, Dr. Powell conducted her internship and residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas and served as Chief Resident. Dr. Powell has been a faculty member at UAB since 2011.

Dr. Powell sees patients within her the area of her clinical interests in the outpatient clinics located within Spain Rehabilitation Center and UAB Highlands Workplace Clinic. In addition, she works as a teaching physician and supervises residents in their continuity clinics at Spain Rehabilitation Center. She has a strong interest in conducting research in interventions to improve nutrition and physical activity in individuals with spinal cord injury disorders. To enhance her research skills, she is currently pursuing a Master’s of Science in Public Health in Clinical and Translational Science.

Education & Training

MD, University of South Alabama


144 Spain Rehabilitation Center
1717 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 25233