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.

Megan McMurray Ph.D.

Psychology • Trauma and mental health • PTSD • Alcohol abuse

Nathaniel Lawson, D.M.D.

Fillings • Biomaterials • Restorative sciences • Dental aesthetics

Rita Jablonski, Ph.D.

Elder care • Aging • Dementia • Nursing home safety • Oral health for the elderly • Family caregiving

Salpy Pamboukian, M.D.

Heart failure • Women's heart health • Mechanical circulatory support devices • Transplant cardiology

Cathleen Cummings, Ph.D.

Embroideries and other contemporary arts from India • Asian architecture • Islamic art • Himalayan Buddhist art

Courtney Peterson, Ph.D.

Meal timing • Circadian rhythms • Nutrition • Body mass index • Obesity research

James Markert, M.D.

Neurosurgery • Treatment of glioma • Gene therapy viral vectors • Malignant brain tumors • Novel therapies for malignant glioma

Craig Wilson, M.D.

Infectious and tropical diseases • HIV management and prevention • Public health • Pediatric infectious diseases • Emerging diseases, such as Zika, Ebola • HIV in adolescents

Allyson Hall, Ph.D.

Health care policy, including the Affordable Care Act and new policies as they arise • Federal and state health policy issues • Medicaid

Tina Kempin Reuter, Ph.D.

Human rights • Peace studies, Conflict resolution • Ethnic conflict • International politics

Dennis McLernon

Teaching acting and performance to students and adults • Directing for the stage • Teaching acting students to portray patients in a clinical setting

Andrew Duxbury, M.D.

Elder care • Elder mobility & fall prevention • Alzheimer's & dementia care • Home care for elder patients • Geriatrics • Overmedication of the elderly

Chere' Stewart, M.D.

Women’s reproductive health • Comprehensive gynecologic care • Minimally invasive surgery

Cora Lewis, M.D.

Hypertension • Hypertension in African Americans • Body composition

Monica Baskin, Ph.D.

Minority health and health disparities • Culturally relevant behavioral interventions for cancer prevention and control • Obesity prevention and treatment • Coping with sickle cell disease

Larry Powell, Ph.D.

Political communication • State and local political campaigns• Mass communication

Gregory Pence, Ph.D.

Cloning and assisted reproduction • Emerging issues in bioethics • Medical ethics

Pamela Sterne King

Historic preservation and public history • Civil rights • Jim Crow segregation and desegregation

George Liber, Ph.D.

Soviet, Post-Soviet and East European social history • 20th century Ukrainian history

Brian Steele, Ph.D.

American Revolution and early republic • Nationalism • Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln

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