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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David Schwebel, Ph.D.

Pedestrian safety • Child injury prevention • Texting & walking • Child gun safety • Playground safety • Technology-based injury intervention & prevention

Anath Shalev, M.D.

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

Richard Shelton, M.D.

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

Sandra Sims, Ph.D. 

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

Virginia Sisiopiku, Ph.D.

Traffic planning & operations • Transportation safety • Pedestrian behavior & safety • Driver distraction • Intelligent transportation systems • Sustainable transportation systems • Evacuation methods

Tedra Smith, DNP

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

Erin Snyder, M.D.

Women's Health • Men's Health • Internal medicine • Primary care • Medical education 

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

David Standaert, M.D., Ph.D.

Movement disorders • Parkinson’s disease • Neurodegenerative diseases

Despina Stavrinos, Ph.D.

Transportation safety • Cognitive development and injury prevention • Virtual reality and simulation safety training • Texting & driving • Distracted driving intervention & prevention • Technology & driving

Beth Steele, O.D., FAAO

Primary optometric care • Ocular disease

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Brian Steele, Ph.D.

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

Chere' Stewart, M.D.

Women’s reproductive health • Comprehensive gynecologic care • Minimally invasive surgery

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Erica Stringer-Reasor, M.D.

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

Jennifer Summerlin, Ph.D.

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

Steven Theiss, M.D.

Back, neck and spine orthopaedics • Spine surgery • Orthopaedic surgery • Spinal health • Spinal trauma • Spinal cord injury 

S. Justin Thomas, Ph.D. 

Sleep • Sleep research and treatment  Sleep trends • Circadian rhythm 

Mieke Beth Thomeer, Ph.D.

Psychology • Mental health • Socal issues  

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Ken Tilashalski, DMD

General dentistry • Endodontic treatment • Oral diseases • Oral Pathology • Mouth Injuries Prevention

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Natalie Todak, Ph.D. 

Policing • Corrections

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