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.

Michelle Fanucchi, Ph.D.

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

Jennifer Summerlin, Ph.D.

Pedagogy • Children's literature and reading • Developmental reading • Best practices in literacy • Dyslexia intervention

Kimberly Kirklin, M.A.

Arts in medicine • Arts in health • Improving quality of life for all ages through the arts 

Erin Snyder, M.D.

Women's Health • Men's Health • Internal medicine • Primary care • Medical education 

Lee Moradi, Ph.D., PE 

NASA Payload Flight Hardware • Structural Engineering •  Engineering Mechanics • Stress, Dynamics, Finite Element Analysis • Program Management

S. Justin Thomas, Ph.D. 

Sleep • Sleep research and treatment  Sleep trends • Circadian rhythm 

Laura McGuinn, M.D.

Developmental pediatrics • Behavioral pediatrics • Autism spectrum disorder • Learning disabilities in children • Intellectual disabilities in children 

Tamera Coyne-Beasley, M.D.

Puberty • Teen health • Behavioral concerns in adolescents • Parenting 

Smita Bhatia, M.D., MPH

Cancer • Cancer outcomes • Cancer survivorship 

Karen Cropsey, Psy.D. 

Opioid crisis • Substance abuse treatment 

Kenneth Kim, M.D.

Gynecologic oncology • Women's Cancer • Robotic surgery

Amy Warriner, M.D.

Weight loss medicine • Diabetes • Endocrinology 

Brian Casey, M.D. 

Maternal fetal medicine • Maternal health • High risk pregnancies • Obstetrics • Women's health 

Anthony Morlandt, DMD

Oral cancer • Facial trauma • Bone graft surgery • Early detection of cancer • Salivary gland tumors • Head and neck skin cancer • Head and neck microsurgery • Head and neck reconstruction • Bone graft surgery • Facial trauma • Total jaw reconstruction • Osteonecrosis of the jaws due to medications or radiation therapy 

Raegan Durant, M.D., MPH  

Cardiovascular disease • Hypertension • Minority health • Preventive medicine • Health disparities

David Kimberlin, M.D.

Vaccinations: safe, effective and life saving; schedule for school age kids • Measles, mumps and rubella • Cold and flu in children • Infectious disease outbreaks, such as Zika • Antiviral treatments • Whooping cough • Congenital CMV and neonatal herpes infections

Jeanne Marrazzo, M.D.

Intervention to prevent infection with HIV, including pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) • Multipurpose prevention, including contraception options and protection against HIV and genital herpes • STI diagnosis management and prevention • Reproductive tract infections, including transmission to infants • Vaccine-preventable infections • Infectious disease outbreaks

Rachael Lee, M.D.

Healthcare epidemiology • Infection prevention • Outbreak of infectious disease locally and globally including the flu • Multi-drug resistant pathogens in relation to infection control

William Curry, M.D.

Internal medicine • Rural health • Primary care • Rural vs. urban health disparities • Socioeconomic health disparities

Candice Dye, M.D.

Water safety and children • Traveling with children • Infant safe sleep

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