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.

Peter Waite, DDS, M.D.

Oral Surgery • Impacted teeth • Dental implants • Orthognathic surgery • Craniofacial cleft lip/palate surgery • Facial reconstruction • Cosmetic surgery • Obstructive sleep apnea • Facial cosmetic surgery

Sadis Matalon, Ph.D.

Lung injury • Effects of chlorine and other harmful gases to the lung

William Carroll, M.D.

Head and neck oncology  • Transoral robotic surgery (TORS)

Riley Thornton, RDN

Nutrition • Obesity • Wellness • Healthy eating habits • Debunking food myths

Dean Assimos, M.D.

Clinical care of the kidney stone patient • Metabolic causes of kidney stones • Kidney stone research

Kenneth Saag, M.D.

Treatment and research on rheumatic diseases • Osteoporosis diagnosis

Matthew Might, Ph.D.

Precision medicine • Personalized medicine • Genetics • Rare diseases • Computer science • Search engine optimization


James Cimino, M.D.

Biomedical informatics • Informatics education • Improving electronic health records

James Bonner, M.D.

Cancer therapy • Radiation • Chemotherapy combinations • Proton therapy • Stereotactic body radiation therapy • Hypofractionated radiotherapy

James Galbraith, M.D.

Emergency medicine • HIV testing and prevention • Hepatitis C testing and prevention • Opioid abuse • Needle sharing programs • HIV post-exposure prophylaxis for victims of sexual assault

James Meador-Woodruff, M.D.

Schizophrenia • Mood disorders • Psychiatric education/mentorship • Cellular alterations of neural circuitry in schizophrenia • Molecular expression in schizophrenia

Steve McCornack, Ph.D.

Deception and deceptive message production • Communication in close relationships • Romantic relationship problems

Jeffery Walker, Ph.D.

Neighborhoods and crime • Police law • Computer forensics and investigations

Timothy Levine, Ph.D.

Deception • Lying • Persuasion • Interpersonal communication

Ragib Hasan, Ph.D.

Cloud security • Mobile malware security • Social network security • Digital forensics • Database security • Biomedical device security • The Internet of things

Fouad Fouad, Ph.D.

Sustainable building products & systems • Green materials • Green building design & construction • Highway sign & traffic signal supports

Trygve Tollefsbol, Ph.D.

Epigenetics • Cancer origin • Diet and cancer prevention • Gene regulation • Underlying mechanisms of cancer and aging • Novel therapeutic approaches to cancer

Stephen Watts, Ph.D.

Aquatic and marine science • Aquaculture • Medical application of aquatic animal models • Aquatic nutrition science

Steve Austad, Ph.D.

The biology of aging • Evolution • Ecology of infectious diseases • Scientific communication • Longevity of life

Despina Stavrinos, Ph.D.

Transportation safety • Cognitive development and injury prevention • Virtual reality and simulation safety training • Texting & driving • Distracted driving intervention & prevention • Technology & driving

Despina Stavrinos, Ph.D.

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