Medicine - Infectious Diseases

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Faculty Administrative Position

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    Jane Schwebke, Director 2003 -

    Dr. Jane Schwebke is a Professor of Medicine who also has a joint appointment in Epidemiology in the UAB School of Public Health and serves as Medical Director of the Jefferson County Department of Health STD Clinic.

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    Jeanne Marrazzo, Division Director 2016 -

    Dr. Marrazzo is Professor of Medicine and Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is internationally recognized for her research and education efforts in the field of sexually transmitted infections, especially as they affect women’s health. She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Dr. Marrazzo has chaired the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Council, and the ABIM Inf...

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    Michael Saag M.D., Director 1997 -

    I am Associate Dean for Global Health in the School of Medicine, Director of the UAB Center for AIDS Research and a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases. I am also the principal investigator of the CFAR Network of Integrated Clinical Systems (CNICS), an NIAID-funded National Network of EMR-collected clinical data at 8 CFAR centers that are merged for the purposes of clinical research. I am the founding director of the UAB 1917 HIV Clinic, which has pioneered treatment pro...

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    Peter Pappas M.D., Acting Director 2001 -

  • Faculty Position

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    Aadia Rana, Associate Professor (P) 2017 -

    Dr. Aadia Rana is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama-Birmingham and an Associate Scientist with the UAB Center for AIDS Research. Dr. Rana's primary research area focuses on disparities in access and adherence to medical treatment among people living with HIV, and implementation of evidence-based interventions to improve engagement with HIV care. Her work incorporates health services research, behavioral sciences, social sciences, and clinical medicine. She has a c...

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    Amanda Willig, Assistant Professor (P) 2012 -

    Amanda L. Willig, PhD, RD, is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine. She received an undergraduate degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and minor in Business Administration from Louisiana Tech University. She then completed her dietetic internship and MS in Nutrition at Virginia Tech University. Dr. Willig earned her PhD in Nutrition Sciences with training in Biostatistics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her current research focuses on nutriti...

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    Anju Bansal, Associate Professor (P) 2007 -

    Dr. Bansal's research interest focuses on adaptive T-cell responses in HIV-1 transmission and pathogenesis. She's especially interested in understanding the role of HIV-1 specific CD8 and CD4 T-cells and their interplay with the host genetics in influencing the course of HIV-1 disease. This basic information is imperative for HIV-1 vaccine design as the correlates of immune protection are yet unknown. She is also interested in studying the role of T cell in HIV associated cancers.

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    Anoma Nellore, Assistant Professor (P) 2013 -

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    Barbara Van Der Pol, Professor (P) 2013 -

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    C Avent, Professor - Emeritus (P) 2002 -

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    Carolyn Moore, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

    Carolyn Bolton Moore is a South African physician who has been living and working in Zambia since 2004. She has a keen interest in prevention of mother to child transmission interventions and has 15 years experience treating HIV-infected adults and children in Africa. She has worked on NIH funded paediatric clinical research projects since 2002, initially at the PHRU in Johannesburg, South Africa and, since 2004 at the CIDRZ CRS in Lusaka, Zambia. For the past 11 years, she has combined paediatr...

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    Charles Cobbs, Professor - Emeritus (P) 2013 -

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    Christa Nevin, Assistant Professor (P) 2019 -

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    Christina Muzny, Associate Professor (P) 2010 -

    Dr. Christina Muzny obtained her medical degree at the Texas A&M University Health Sciences Center College of Medicine. She subsequently completed an internal medicine residency and an infectious diseases fellowship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center prior to joining the infectious diseases faculty at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in 2010. Dr. Muzny currently has a K23 career development award from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to study th...

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    David Barnes, Instructor - Clinical (P) 2007 -

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    David Faber II, Associate Professor (P) 2011 -

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    David Freedman, Professor - Emeritus (P) 2016 -

    David O. Freedman is Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and founded the UAB Travelers Health Clinic in 1989. He is Past-President, Clinical Group American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) and Past Secretary-Treasurer of the International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM). He is an Editor of the Textbook of Travel Medicine now in its 3rd Edition; Associate Editor, Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal and is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Travel Medicine. For 20 years...

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    Debasish Chattopadhyay Ph.D., Professor (P) 2007 -

    Dr. Debasish Chattopadhyay received his BS in Chemistry and MS in Biochemistry from Calcutta University, India. He obtained Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from Jadavpur University, India in 1989. He conducted his postdoctoral research at the Upjohn Company in Michigan. This work was part of an NIH funded collaborative effort involving several academic institutions and pharmaceutical industries for the discovery of potent antiretroviral drugs. Dr. Chattopadhyay's work focussed on the structure-functio...

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    Donna Porter, Associate Professor (P) 2008 -

    I am currently an Associate Professor of Medicine in the UAB Division of Infectious Diseases. I assumed the role of Administrative Director of the UAB Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) in 2007. Before joining the CFAR, I trained as a virologist, publishing over 26 manuscripts and book chapters during my research career. In current role, I am focused on advancing the impact of the center and the related HIV program projects, now in its 30th year of continuous NIH funding. During my tenure, the CFA...

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    Edgar Overton, Professor (P) 2011 -

    Dr. Overton joined the UAB faculty in 2011 to assist in the development of the translational research program in the field of vaccinology and to establish a comprehensive hepatitis C program. He serves as the Co-Director of the AVRC and the Clinic Director for the 1917 Hepatitis Clinic. He is Board-certified in Medicine and Infectious Diseases and is licensed to practice in Alabama. His research interests focus on the chronic inflammation and long-term complications of chronic viral infections,...

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    Edward Hook III, Professor (P) 2019 -

    Dr. Edward Hook III is Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and Director of the STD Control Program for the Jefferson County (Alabama) Department of Health.

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    Ellen Eaton, Assistant Professor (P) 2016 -

    Ellen Eaton, MD, is Assistant Professor in the UAB Division of Infectious Diseases, a 2017-2019 Fellow of the National Academy of Medicine, and a UAB PCOR K12 Scholar with an interest in HIV/STI health outcomes and policy. Her current research evaluates patient preferences related to HIV treatment options and the use of decision analyses to compare the effectiveness of HIV treatments and STI testing strategies. Dr. Eaton recently conducted a study looking at the budgetary impact of compliance wi...

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    Frank Wolschendorf, Associate Professor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    German Henostroza, Associate Professor (P) 2008 -

    Dr. Henostroza was born in Peru and did medical school at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH). Subsequently he did his internal medicine residency under John Sheagren at Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Upon finishing his residency he was offered a position back in his country to lead an initiative under the sponsorship of WHO/TDR and Find Diagnositcs to evaluate novel TB diagnostic trials, where he establish the TB Research unit at the tropical medicine institute Alexander Von Humboldt,...

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    Greer Burkholder, Assistant Professor (P) 2012 -

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    James Kobie, Associate Professor (P) 2019 -

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    James Raper, Professor (P) 1998 -

    Professor of Medicine and Nursing in the Division of Infectious & Senior Scientist (UAB Center for AIDS Research), Senior Scholar (UAB Center for Palliative and Supportive Care) and Scholar (UAB Lister Hill Center for Health Policy)

    I am the Director of the UAB 1917 HIV Outpatient, Dental and Research Clinic in Birmingham, Alabama. As a national Nurse Practitioner leader, I have devoted my career to improving access to care for HIV populations. An attorney and NP, I have impacted HIV ca...

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    James Willig, Professor (P) 2008 -

    James H. Willig, MD, MSPH, is the Associate Dean of Clinical Education in the School of Medicine. He attended Medical School at the Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo (INTEC) and completed his residency at the University of Virginia Roanoke-Salem. At UAB, Willig has earned an M.S. in Public Health and completed an Infectious Diseases Fellowship. His research interests in quality improvement and medical informatics have found expression in both research into quality issues in HIV primary care...

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    Jane Schwebke, Professor (P) 2003 -

    Dr. Jane Schwebke is a Professor of Medicine who also has a joint appointment in Epidemiology in the UAB School of Public Health and serves as Medical Director of the Jefferson County Department of Health STD Clinic.

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    Jeanne Marrazzo, Professor (P) 2016 -

    Dr. Marrazzo is Professor of Medicine and Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is internationally recognized for her research and education efforts in the field of sexually transmitted infections, especially as they affect women’s health. She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Dr. Marrazzo has chaired the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Council, and the ABIM Inf...

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    Jianming Tang Ph.D., Professor (P) 2007 -

    As an immunologist by training, my ongoing research focuses on immunogenetic factors in several infectious diseases, especially HIV/AIDS.

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    Jo Hofmann, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2020 -

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    Joshua Stripling, Assistant Professor (P) 2018 -

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    Latesha Elopre, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

    Dr. Elopre completed her medical degree at University of Florida’s College of Medicine. She then underwent Internal Medicine Residency and Infectious Diseases’ Fellowship training at University of Alabama at Birmingham. During this time, she also received her MSPH in Applied Epidemiology. Under the mentorship of Dr. Michael Mugavero, her research interests have focused on social determinants of health for STDs, including HIV. She is now an Instructor of Medicine and Director of Diversity and Inc...

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    Leland Allen III, Instructor - Clinical (P) 2007 -

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    Lynn Matthews, Associate Professor (P) 2019 -

    Dr. Matthews joined the Division of Infectious Diseases in January 2019. She studies strategies to reduce HIV transmission among HIV-affected men and women who want to have children (“safer conception”). At least 50% of people living with HIV choose to have children and ~40% of persons living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa have an uninfected partner. HIV-transmission in the context of condomless sex to allow for pregnancy contributes to a large proportion of infections among men, women and, th...

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    Michael Mugavero MD, MHSc, Professor (P) 2006 -

    Dr. Mugavero joined the ID faculty at UAB in 2006 and was named Project Director of the UAB 1917 Clinic Cohort a prospective, observational HIV cohort study. His research focuses on the effects of clinical, behavioral and epidemiological factors on health behaviors and outcomes in HIV patients. Dr. Mugavero serves as Associate Director for the Center for Outcomes Effectiveness Research and Education, Co-Director of the Center For AIDS Research, and Director of its Clinical Core facility.

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    Michael Saag M.D., Professor (P) 1997 -

    I am Associate Dean for Global Health in the School of Medicine, Director of the UAB Center for AIDS Research and a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases. I am also the principal investigator of the CFAR Network of Integrated Clinical Systems (CNICS), an NIAID-funded National Network of EMR-collected clinical data at 8 CFAR centers that are merged for the purposes of clinical research. I am the founding director of the UAB 1917 HIV Clinic, which has pioneered treatment pro...

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    Michael Vinikoor, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

    Global health researcher based in Africa

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    Molly Fleece, Assistant Professor (P) 2019 -

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    Mukesh Patel, Associate Professor (P) 2017 -

    Dr. Patel's clinical practice is focused on general infectious diseases and HIV care for inpatients and outpatients at UAB Medical Center and the Birmingham Veterans Administration Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama.

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    Nassif Cannon, Professor - Clinical (P) 1983 -

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    Nathan Erdmann, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

    Dr. Erdmann completed his MD/PhD at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. His research focused on understanding the mechanisms of HIV-mediated inflammation and neurotoxicity. He then joined the ABIM Research Pathway at UAB, completing his internship and residency before joining the Division of Infectious Disease as a fellow. He is now an Instructor of Medicine, and his research focuses on T cell responses in HIV under the mentorship of Dr. Paul Goepfert. Dr. Erdmann has described the role o...

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    Nicholas Van Wagoner, Associate Professor (P) 2011 -

    Nicholas Van Wagoner, M.D., Ph.D., has been promoted to associate dean for students.

    As associate dean for students, Van Wagoner will lead the Office of Medical Student Services, which offers UAB medical students individualized support. His team will provide programs and services in an environment that promotes intellectual and professional development, supports career goals, nurtures growth as leaders and inspires excellence. Van Wagoner and his staff will also provide support and serv...

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    Nzali Kancheya, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2010 -

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    Olaf Kutsch, Professor (P) 2007 -

    1989-1991 Prediploma Fellow, Institute for Biotechnology, University of Würzburg, Germany 1992-1997 Predoctoral Fellow, Institute for Immunobiology, University of Würzburg, Germany 1998-2001 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2001-2003 Research Instructor, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2003-2005 Research Assistant Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2005- 2008 Assistant Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2005-present Associate Scientist, UAB CFA...

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    Peter Pappas M.D., Professor and Scholar (P) 2001 -

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    Qiana Matthews, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2016 -

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    Rachael Lee, Assistant Professor (P) 2016 -

    Dr. Lee joined the UAB Division of Infectious Diseases at UAB in 2016. She works with Dr. Bernard Camins as an associate healthcare epidemiologist for the university as well as the Birmingham VA Medical Center. Her research focuses on multi-drug resistant pathogens as they relate to infection control, in particular daptomycin nonsusceptible Enterococcus.

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    Ricardo Franco, Associate Professor (P) 2013 -

    Dr. Franco is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His interest focuses on interventions to improve access to care and new therapies in Chronic Hepatitis C; clinical management and trials in HCV mono-infection and HIV-HCV co-infection; and the accelerated pathogenesis of HIV-HCV co-infection. Recently, Dr. Franco had coordinated the Hep C Circle of Care award, instrumental in the expansion of ...

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    Roma Chilengi, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Shilpa Iyer, Instructor (P) 2019 -

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    Sonya Heath, Professor (P) 2006 -

    Dr. Heath is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is Board-certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. She also received a Master’s Degree in Microbiology and Immunology. Her translational laboratory is focused on investigating T and B cell biology in HIV infection and vaccine development, with external funding through NIH and CDC.  Her research program has focused on understanding 1) HIV specific CD8 T cell responses and how exhaustion, ...

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    Steffanie Sabbaj, Associate Professor (P) 2007 -

    Dr. Sabbaj’s research interests are mainly focused on the study of HIV-specific T cells from peripheral blood and different mucosal compartments and their role in the pathogenesis of HIV-infection. She has studied T cells isolated from peripheral blood, breast milk and more recently menstrual blood in order to understand how these cells control infection. She has extensive experience and expertise in isolating and characterizing T cells from multiple cell sources from both HIV infected and HIV...

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    Todd McCarty, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

    Dr. McCarty is a physician in Infectious Diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center (BVAMC). He also serves as co-director of antimicrobial stewardship at the BVAMC. Dr. McCarty's research interests include transplant infectious diseases, fungal infections, and antimicrobial stewardship.

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    William Dismukes M.D., Professor - Emeritus (P) 2010 -

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    William Geisler, Professor (P) 2002 -

    Dr. Geisler is a magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and completed his doctor of medicine degree at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. He later earned a master of public health degree in epidemiology from the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine in Seattle. Following an internal medicine internship and residency at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Dr. Geisler served a fellowship at the Division of...

  • Faculty Secondary Appointments

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    Janet Turan, Professor (S) 2017 -

    Dr. Janet Turan is a Professor in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy at the UAB School of Public Health. Dr. Turan's main research interests are in the topic area of maternal and child health (MCH) in low-resource settings of both developing and developed countries. Over the course of her research career, she has used both quantitative and qualitative research methods to examine factors related to the promotion of MCH in diverse settings including Turkey, Jordan, Italy, Eritr...

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    Mirjam-Colette Kempf PhD, MPH, Professor (S) 2016 -

    Dr. Mirjam-Colette Kempf has a broad background in infectious diseases, epidemiology and behavioral sciences. Her previous research has focused on HIV health services and outcomes research with particular emphasis on psychosocial barriers of access to care and health care disparities among HIV-infected women living in the rural South. She is the Co-PI for the NIH-funded UAB-MS Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS) site, a member of the National WIHS cohort investigating the HIV epidemic in Women ...

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    Richard Whitley M.D., Professor (S) 1989 -

    Richard Whitley, M.D., is a Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, Professor of Microbiology, Medicine and Neurosurgery; Loeb Eminent Scholar Chair in Pediatrics; Co-Director, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases; Vice-Chair, Department of Pediatrics; Senior Scientist, Department of Gene Therapy; Scientist, Cancer Research and Training Center; Faculty, Gene Therapy Center; Associate Director for Drug Discovery and Development and Senior Leader, Pediatric Oncology Program, O’Neal Comprehensi...

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