Experts Guide
UAB’s public relations specialists are the fastest, most efficient way for reporters to reach UAB experts on deadline. Call 205-934-3884.

We also have a full-service broadcast team that can facilitate interviews for TV, radio or Skype and provide b-roll or sound on request. Search by topic or name to find featured experts or contact Public Relations for additional information.

Tara Harman, RDN 

Nutrition • Hunger and food insecurity • Nutrition education and health behaviors

Adam Beck, M.D. 

Vascular disease • Vascular surgery • Aortic aneurysms • Developing new medical devices tailored to individual patients 

James Davies, M.D. 

Adult cardiac surgery • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) • Minimally invasive heart surgery • Cardiac valvular disease • Outcomes research 

Gigi Douban 

Journalism • Newsroom collaborations • Media diversity • Ethics in journalism • Digital media 

Susanne Fogger, DNP 

Opioid abuse and treatment • Chronic pain management • Veterans' mental health • Addiction treatments • Mental health 

David LaFon, M.D.

Pneumonia • Pulmonary disease • Influenza 

Nitesh Saxena, Ph.D. 

All aspects of information assurance • Computer and network security • Wireless and movile device security • Usable security • Privacy and applied cryptography 

Stephen Miller, Ph.D. 

The history of capitalism • Early modern Europe • French Revolution 

Kristina Zierold, Ph.D. 

Climate change • Air pollution • Coal ash pollution • Water contamination • Environmental and social justice 

Lance Williams, M.D. 

Therapeutic apheresis • Blood transfusion • Pathology 

Maris Marques, M.D.

Transfusion services • Stem cell collection/blood banking • Blood management • Pathology 

Paul Muntner, Ph.D.

Cardiovascular disease • Hypertension • Blood pressure management • High cholesterol 

Lindsay Rhodes, M.D. 

Cataracts • Glaucoma • Comprehensive ophthalmology • Telemedicine 

Laura Dreer, Ph.D. 

Concussions • Adjustment to chronic health conditions • Development of health promotions interventions for patients and family caregivers 

Autumn Tooms Cyprés, Ph.D.

Educational policy and politics • Educational leadership • Politics in higher education • Conflict resolution • Educational organization • Change leadership • Women in leadership • Social ju

Marcela Frazier, O.D. 

Pediatric eye care • Child eye development • Eye injuries 

Natalie Todak, Ph.D. 

Policing • Corrections

Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, Ph.D. 

Nutrition • Cancer • Cancer survivorship • Women's health 

Lauren Kole, M.D.

Medical dermatology • Cosmetic dermatology • Acne • Rosacea • Skin aging and prevention

Adam Gordon, O.D., MPH, FAAO 

General eye care and safety • Contact lenses in normal and diseased eyes • Medical applications of contact lenses • Ophthalmic optics

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