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.

Marisa 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

Russell Griffin, Ph.D. 

Gun violence • Gun violence-protection • Motor vehicle-related injuries and prevention • Pediatric trauma outcomes • Improving clinical care of trauma and burn patients • Treating acte kidney injury in newborns 

Thomas Buford, Ph.D. 

Perserving the health and independence of older adults • Healthy aging • Physical activity and fitness and how it impacts aging and quality of life • Exercises and interventions to increase mobility in older adults 

Sarah Nafziger, M.D.

Preparing before, during and after a crisis • Trauma and critical care • Disaster medicine • Pre-hospital care

David Knight, Ph.D. 

Flashbacks and related dreams • Depression and anxiety • Stress related to future weather events • Difficulty concentrating • Appetite changes and fatigue 

Jason Kirby, Ph.D.

Infrastructure implications after major flooding • Implications of the volume of rainfall • Difference between storm water sewage and drinking water systems • Damage to roads and foundations • Evacuation best practices • Insurance filing • Sustainability

Virginia Sisiopiku, Ph.D.

Traffic planning & operations • Transportation safety • Pedestrian behavior & safety • Driver distraction • Intelligent transportation systems • Sustainable transportation systems • Evacuation methods

Josh Klapow, Ph.D.

Clinical psychology • Behavior therapy • Relationship issues • Psychological first aid • Crisis and disaster psychological response

Patrick Murphy, Ph.D.

Economic growth and impact • Entrepreneurship • Venture capitalists • Technology innovation • Social enterprises • Entrepreneurial ecosystems • Innovation education • International entrepreneurship • Corporate leadership • Economic impacts of natural disasters • Business culture and performance

Jeffrey Kerby, M.D., Ph.D.

Trauma • Critical care • Pre-hospital emergency care • Resuscitation outcomes research • Bleeding control techniques/large volume blood replacement • Stop the Bleed, a public awareness campaign urging bystander education on bleeding control

Michelle Fanucchi, Ph.D.

Air pollution • Water pollution • Toxicology • Chemical safety • Health risks from air and water contamination

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