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.
Government, Politics & History Experts

David Becker, Ph.D.

Health care policy • Federal and state health policy issues • Health, Labor and regulatory economics

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

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

Will Ferniany, Ph.D.

Hospital Pricing • U.S. Health Care Reform • Vouchers for Health Care Choice • Rural Health Care

Allyson Hall, Ph.D.

Health care policy, including the Affordable Care Act and new policies as they arise • Federal and state health policy issues • Medicaid

Tina Kempin Reuter, Ph.D.

Human rights • Peace studies, Conflict resolution • Ethnic conflict • International politics

George Liber, Ph.D.

Soviet, Post-Soviet and East European social history • 20th century Ukrainian history

Steve McCornack, Ph.D.

Deception and deceptive message production • Communication in close relationships • Romantic relationship problems

Gregory Pence, Ph.D.

Cloning and assisted reproduction • Emerging issues in bioethics • Medical ethics

Larry Powell, Ph.D.

Political communication • State and local political campaigns• Mass communication

Brian Steele, Ph.D.

American Revolution and early republic • Nationalism • Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln

Pamela Sterne King

Historic preservation and public history • Civil rights • Jim Crow segregation and desegregation

Jonathan Wiesen, Ph.D.

Modern European History • German History • History of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust • Histories of Racism and Antisemitism • Transatlantic Relations in the Twentieth Century