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.

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

Mark Bailey, D.O., Ph.D.

Pain management — treatment and solutions

Audra Williams, M.D.

Abnormal uterine bleeding and fibroids • Women’s reproductive health • Family planning • Sexual health • Perimenopause and menopause

Amy Goss, Ph.D.

Nutrition • Obesity • Metabolism • Diabetes prevention and treatment • Ketogenic diet

Alex Krallman, Ph.D.

Digital marketing • Online retail • Consumer trends • Social media • Consumer reviews

Cayce Paddock, M.D.

Adult psychiatry • Addiction psychiatry • Opioid epidemic

Robert Blanton, Ph.D.

International political economy • Foreign policy • Human rights

Shannon Blanton, Ph.D.

International relations • Foreign policy • Human rights • Political violence • International political economy

Rodney Tucker, M.D.

Palliative care in chronic illnesses such as heart failure and HIV • Palliative and Support Care and Hospice • Patient- and family-centered care and patient experience • Relieving suffering and quality of life for patients and offering family support

John Mason, M.D.

Ocular melanoma • Diabetic retinopathy • Macular surgery

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