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.

Sandra Sims, Ph.D. 

Quality physical education programs • Integrated physical education and health education • Health & wellness 

UAB expert provides three suggestions to parents to positively impact their teen drivers.
Diet matters when it comes to depression. Teens who have a high-sodium, low-potassium diet are at a higher risk of depression.

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

A pediatrician shares safety tips that parents can keep in mind as summer rages on.

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 

Jennifer Summerlin, Ph.D.

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

Summer camps can provide entertainment and many benefits for children.

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 

Vivian Friedman, Ph.D.

Child psychology • Parenting • Children's mental health

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

Candice Dye, M.D.

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

Tedra Smith, DNP

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

UAB child safety researcher testing augmented reality app to prevent roadway injuries and death.
Developmental psychologist Huarong Wang, from China's Nantong University, was drawn to UAB by David Schwebel's "very influential" research on child safety.
In her Parenting Challenges with Kids Lab, psychologist Christina Rodriguez studies a wide range of parenting behaviors and approaches.
UAB experts offer ways to keep your little ghosts and goblins safe this Halloween.
As parents check off their children’s back-to-school needs, vaccinations should be top of the list.
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