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.

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Stephen Mitchell, DMD

Dental care • Rural access to dentistry • Pediatric dentistry

Latesha Elopre, M.D.

HIV • Sexually transmitted infections • Social determinants of health for STIs • COVID-19

Hope Amm, Ph.D.

Oral cancer research • Ameloblastomas • Improving oral cancer health outcomes

Elise Agostinelli, O.D.

Pediatric eye care • Child eye devlopment • Eye Injuries • Low Vision

Lori Bateman, Ph.D.

• Minority health disparities • Sociology • Social determinants of health

Stephen Russell, M.D.

Annual physicals • Primary physician care Primary care for adults and children • Vaccinations • Urgent care for flu, upper respiratory infections, etc. • Preventive care for adults

Richard Whitley, M.D.

Pediatric infectious diseases – treatment and prevention • Herpes virus • Virology • Gene therapy • Pandemic flu

Mieke Beth Thomeer, Ph.D.

Psychology • Mental health • Socal issues  

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Elizabeth Baker, Ph.D.

Health disparities in second generation Mexican and Hispanic populations • Social structures including gender, social class and race/ethnicity • Immigration reform and policy 

Mark T. Dransfield, M.D.

COPD • Lung cancer • Vaping effects on the lungs 

Do-Yeon Cho, M.D.

Seasonal allergies • Upper respiratory airway diseases • Cystic Fibrosis • Endoscopic skull base surgery 

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Steve Rowe, M.D.

Cystic fibrosis • Effects of cigarettes and vaping • COPD

George "Marty" Solomon, M.D.

Cystic fibrosis • Lung health research

Kevin Harrod, Ph.D.

Influenza virus • Infectious disease • Pulmonary disease • Chronic Lung disease  

Brynn Welch, Ph.D.

Social and political philosophy • Biomedical ethics • Family ethics • Educational justice

Tedra Smith, DNP

Parenting and children's health • Emergency medicine & crisis management • Addiction 

Grace Grau, DNP

Health Disparities • Cardiovascular disease • Chronic and continuing care for adults and the elderly 

Kathy Weise, O.D., MBA, FAAO,

Pediatric eye care • Concussions • Effects of mild traumatic brain injuries • Ocular injuries


Beth Steele, O.D., FAAO

Primary optometric care • Ocular disease

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Mia Geisinger, DDS, M.S.

Oral hygiene/preventative dental care • Pregnancy/maternal oral healthcare • Oral healthcare delivery in patients with dementia • Gum care, periodontology • Dental consumer products/emerging technologies • Periodontal-systemic disease connection

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