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.

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.

Cynthia Brown, M.D.

Mobility in geriatric patients • Elder care • In-hospital mobility programs

Eric Wallace, M.D.

Telehealth • Nephrology • Chronic kidney disease • Rural health • Diabetes • Fabry disease

Vineeta Kumar, M.D.

Nephrology • Living kidney donation • Incompatible kidney transplantation

Devin Eckhoff, M.D.

Transplantation • Liver transplantation • Kidney transplantation • Xenotransplantation • Organ preservation • Nephrology

A.J. Gunn, M.D., Ph.D.

Cancer treatment through minimally invasive techniques • Treatment of uterine fibroids • Blood clot filter retrievals • Interventional radiology treatments for liver dancer • Outpatient medicine using interventional radiology

David K.C. Cooper, M.D., Ph.D.

Transplantation • Xenotransplantation • Nephrology • Cardiology • Diabetes

Jayme Locke, M.D.

UAB Kidney Chain • Living kidney donation • Kidney paired donation • Desensitization and incompatible kidney transplantation • HIV-positive kidney transplant • Health services research • Healthcare policy and reform

Shilpa Register, O.D.

Contacts • Ocular disease • Primary eye care

Tyler Hall, M.D.

Cataracts • Eye safety • Eye injuries

Pankaj Arora, M.D.

Heart health • Hypertension • Obesity

Cynthia Owsley, Ph.D.

Age-related macular degeneration • Vision and driving • Improving eye care access and quality for underserved populations

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