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.

Richard Shelton, M.D.

Depression • Suicide • Bipolar disorder • Mood disorders • Experimental therapeutics • Biomarker identification

Edward Hook III, M.D. 

Sexually transmitted infections – prevention, treatment, research • Gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis • Sexual health as it relates to public health

Patricia M. Speck, DNSc, CRNP

Child abuse • Sexual assault • Domestic violence • Child abuse prevention • Domestic violence and sexual assault prevention• PTSD • Helping survivors of child abuse, domestic violence or sexual assault recover and thrive

Lisa McCormick, DrPH

Disaster and emergency management • Emergency preparedness and response • Public health crisis preparedness and response • Responding to natural disasters

Elizabeth Jackson, M.D.

Cardiovascular disease • Women's heart health • Digital health trends and eHealth • Preventive medicine • Diabetes • Health promotion

Anthony C. Hood, Ph.D.

Civic innovation • Personal branding • Team science• Workplace relationships • Strategic management • Innovation  & entrepreneurship • Economic development • Community engagement • Social responsibility

Erin Buczek, M.D.

Head and neck cancer • Skin cancer • Robotic assisted surgery • Laser microsurgery

Soroush Rais-Bahrami, M.D.

Urologic cancers including prostate, kidney, adrenal, testis, bladder, ureteral, penile • Robotic surgery • Advanced imaging for urologic cancers • Genomic testing for urologic cancers

Jodie Dionne-Odom, M.D.

Infections in women and pregnancy including HIV, syphilis, chlamydia, malaria, hepatitis B and Zika virus.

Lorie Harper, M.D.

High-risk pregnancies associated with maternal opioid or substance use disorder • Treatments during pregnancy to help opioid dependent mothers, babies • Telemedicine treatment for pregnant mothers in rural communities

Isabel Scarinci, Ph.D.

HPV vaccines • Cancer prevention • Minority health • Health disparities

Robin Lanzi, Ph.D.

Maternal and child health disparities • Maternal depression • Adolescent risk-taking behaviors • Adolescent sexual health behaviors • Developmental outcomes of children • Child social and academic development • Developmental psychology • Community engaged research

Jeffrey Nix, M.D.

Cancers including prostate, bladder, testicular, kidney, penile, adrenal • MRI in prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment • Robotic surgery

Tiffany Mayo, M.D.

Medical dermatology • Ethnic skin and hair • Alopecia • Vitiligo • Melasma • Hidradenitis suppurativa

Deidre Gunn, M.D.

Infertility • Fibroids • Endometriosis • Polycystic ovarian syndrome • Reproductive conditions • Reproductive surgery • Menopause • Fertility preservation

Erica Stringer-Reasor, M.D.

Breast cancer • Women’s health • Developmental therapeutics • Targeted therapies

Todd Jenkins, M.D.

Gynecologic surgery • Abnormal uterine bleeding • Patient engagement

Anath Shalev, M.D.

Diabetes research, drug discovery, and novel treatment approaches • Beta cell and islet biology • Type 1 diabetes • Type 2 diabetes • microRNAs

Benjamin Greene, M.D.

Head and neck oncology • Microvascular reconstruction • Facial nerve repair and rehabilitation

Head and neck oncology
· Microvascular reconstruction
· Facial nerve repair and rehabilitation

Terri Call, O.D.

Primary optometric care • Ocular disease • Low vision

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