Adrienne Lahti uab psychiatry

Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest
- Sleep and Pain Research
- Health Disparities 


Michael “Alec” Owens graduated with a B.S. and B.A. in Psychology, Anthropology, and Spanish from the University of Alabama in 2010 and his PhD in Clinical/Medical Psychology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2020. He completed his clinical internship at James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa, FL in 2021, and in 2023 he completed his T32 post-doctoral fellowship in Interdisciplinary Training in Biobehavioral Pain Research at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobiology at UAB. As a Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) K12 Scholar, he is currently investigating the impact of behavioral sleep interventions on sleep and pain outcomes in people with HIV. His research aims to identify the biopsychosocial factors that affect sleep and pain and impact health disparities in clinical populations.Education & Training 

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Doctor of Philosophy in Medical/Clinical Psychology, 2020

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2023

James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital, Tampa, FL
Clinical Internship, 2020

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, 2017

University of Alabama
Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Anthropology, 2014
Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, 2014