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.

Christopher Girkin, M.D.

Pediatric and adult glaucoma • Complex cataracts


Nico Geurs, DDS

Gum disease • Bad breath • Dental health and overall wellness

Henry Panion, Ph.D.

Gospel music • Music production • Music technology • Working in the music industry

Doug Barrett, MFA

Graphic design • Design research • Design and branding for nonprofits • Typography • Silkscreen printing

Stephenie Wallace, M.D.

Childhood obesity — diagnosing and treatment • Adolescent health • Healthy habits for children

Suzanne Judd, Ph.D.

Cardiovascular disease and diet • Diabetes and diet • Dietary needs of athletes • Reducing health disparities in chronic disease • Diet and racial disparities in the risk of hypertension, kidney disease and stroke

Craig Hoesley, M.D.

HIV-prevention methods including microbicides • HIV diagnosis and treatment

David Geldmacher, M.D.

Memory disorders • Alzheimer’s disease • Dementia • Clinical trials of dementia therapy • Dementia risk assessment • Visual processing

David Becker, Ph.D.

Health care policy • Federal and state health policy issues • Health, Labor and regulatory economics

Stefan Kertesz, M.D.

Addiction • Opioids and drug policy • Access to quality medical care for homeless, underserved populations

Mona Fouad, M.D., MPH

Minority health • Health disparities • Obesity and cancer

Bruce Korf, M.D., Ph.D.

Genetics • Ethical issues in genetics • Precision medicine • Rare diseases • Neurofibromatosis-1 (NF-1)

George Howard, DrPH

Stroke risk factors, prevention • Heart health • Racial and geographical disparities in stroke populations • Health disparities

Virginia Howard, Ph.D.

Racial and geographical disparities in stroke populations • Health disparities • Cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease epidemiology

Holly Richter, M.D., Ph.D.

Stress urinary incontinence • Urgency urinary incontinence • Mixed urinary incontinence (stress and urgency) • Vesicovaginal and rectovaginal fistulas • Pelvic organ prolapse • Fecal incontinence • Mesh complications • Vaginal estrogen use

David Standaert, M.D., Ph.D.

Movement disorders • Parkinson’s disease • Neurodegenerative diseases

James McClintock, Ph.D.

Polar marine biology • Climate change • Antarctic marine ecology • Ocean acidification • Invertebrate zoology • Marine invertebrate chemical ecology • Nutrition & reproduction

Michael Saag, M.D.

HIV/AIDS infection control • Antiretroviral therapy • HIV/AIDS research • Hepatitis C diagnosis and therapy

Stephanie Yates, Ph.D.

Financial education • Budgeting • Personal finance • Money management • Finance for underserved communities

Sarah Parcak, Ph.D.

Egyptian archaeology • Egyptology • Remote sensing

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