The Dean’s Office is the administrative center of the UAB School of Health Professions.

Our offices house the dean, the associate and assistant deans, as well as all staff charged with supporting the School’s vision and mission. Our team is entrusted to administer Academic and Faculty Affairs; Student Recruitment, Engagement and Success; External Relations; and the Fiscal and Administrative responsibilities of the School and our five departments.

Click here to see our School Organizational Chart.

Click here to see our Departmental Organizational Chart.

We are supported by the Dean's Advisory Board – a group of highly experienced business and community leaders from across the U.S. who are drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds that mirror the diversity of our School – as well as our Junior Advisory Board – a group of dedicated young alumni who are committed to connecting and engaging the SHP family.

Together, we care deeply about our students, alumni, faculty and staff; we value the complexities of a diverse environment; we empower all to become vital members of the greater Birmingham community; and we support learning whether in a traditional classroom or an online setting or simply learning from or about one another.


Dean's Office Staff

Dean's Office Staff

Dean's Advisory Board

Dean's Advisory Board

Junior Advisory Board

Junior Advisory Board


SHP Insight

Our Dean Andrew Butler hosts a monthly Vlog during the academic school year. Here you will see profiles of people, programs and more across the School of Health Professions. The Vlog is a great way to learn more about our School and we hope you enjoy!


UAB/Lakeshore Research Collaborative - Part II

UAB/Lakeshore Research Collaborative - Part II

In this episode, Dean Andrew Butler chats with James Rimmer, Ph.D., director of our UAB/Lakeshore Research Collaborative. The two discuss the demand for research and answers for clients with Multiple Sclerosis and the different studies and advances made by Rimmer and his colleagues.


UAB/Lakeshore Research Collaborative - Part I

UAB/Lakeshore Research Collaborative - Part I

In this episode, Dean Andrew Butler chats with James Rimmer, Ph.D., director of our UAB/Lakeshore Research Collaborative. The two discuss the research of groups like NCHPAD and RecTech and talk about how the new Lakeshore Foundation facilities impact people with disabilities whether they can visit Lakeshore's campus or not. The two chat via video conference in order to highlight the function of telehealth which is used in much of the Collaborative's research and work.


Undergraduate Research and Honors

Undergraduate Research and Honors

Our Undergraduate Research & Honors Program, led by Ted Bertrand, Ph.D., Assistant Dean, benefits our students and faculty. For students, it offers a unique opportunity to experience real world team-based problem solving in community health care as well as the possibility to earn research certificates as an undergraduate. For faculty, it offers research assistance, mentor opportunities, small grants, additional space and more.


Academic and Faculty Affairs

Academic and Faculty Affairs

In this edition of SHP Insight - Volume 1, Episode 2, Dean Andrew Butler shares the latest news and looks inside the UAB School of Health Professions' Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs. He sits down with Donna Slovensky, Ph.D., Senior Associate Dean, to provide insight to the best practices in your collaborations with their entire team including the Learning Resource Center and Instructional Design and Support.


Responsibility Center Management

Responsibility Center Management

In the first edition of SHP Insight, Dean Andrew Butler looks at the latest news from the UAB School of Health Professions and sits down with Melanie Talbot, Assistant Dean for Administrative and Fiscal Affairs, to discuss the new RCM budget and what that means for faculty, staff and programs.