UAB’s public relations specialists are the fastest, most efficient way for reporters to reach UAB experts on deadline. Call 205-934-3884.

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Herb Chen, M.D. 

Thyroid and parathyroid cancer • Thyroid and parathyroid surgery • Endocrine surgery 

Do-Yeon Cho, M.D.

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

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James Cimino, M.D.

Biomedical informatics • Informatics education • Improving electronic health records

Tamera Coyne-Beasley, M.D.

Puberty • Teen health • Behavioral concerns in adolescents • Parenting 

Karen Cropsey, Psy.D. 

Opioid crisis • Substance abuse treatment 

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Cathleen Cummings, Ph.D.

Embroideries and other contemporary arts from India • Asian architecture • Islamic art • Himalayan Buddhist art

Christine Curcio, Ph.D. 

Aging • Age-related macular degeneration • Pathogenesis

William Curry, M.D.

Internal medicine • Rural health • Primary care • Rural vs. urban health disparities • Socioeconomic health disparities

James Davies, M.D. 

Adult cardiac surgery • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) • Minimally invasive heart surgery • Cardiac valvular disease • Outcomes research 

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Lizzy Davis, Ph.D., R.D.

Infant and toddler nutrition • Healthy eating habits • Nutrition education

Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, Ph.D. 

Nutrition • Cancer • Cancer survivorship • Women's health 

Jodie Dionne-Odom, M.D.

Infections in women and pregnancy including HIV, syphilis, chlamydia, malaria, hepatitis B and Zika virus.

Mark T. Dransfield, M.D.

COPD • Lung cancer • Vaping effects on the lungs 

Laura Dreer, Ph.D. 

Concussions • Adjustment to chronic health conditions • Development of health promotions interventions for patients and family caregivers 

Raegan Durant, M.D., MPH  

Cardiovascular disease • Hypertension • Minority health • Preventive medicine • Health disparities

Andrew Duxbury, M.D.

Elder care • Elder mobility & fall prevention • Alzheimer's & dementia care • Home care for elder patients • Geriatrics • Overmedication of older adults

Candice Dye, M.D.

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

Ellen Eaton, M.D.

HIV• Sexually transmitted infections • Opioid addiction and treatment • Social determinants of health for STIs, including HIV • COVID-19

Latesha Elopre, M.D.

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

Michelle Fanucchi, Ph.D.

Air pollution • Water pollution • Toxicology • Chemical safety • Health risks from air and water contamination

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