Psychiatry

Academic Department

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Faculty Administrative Position

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    Adrienne Lahti, Interim Department Chairperson 2020 -

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    John Dantzler, Vice Chairperson 2018 -

    John Dantzler is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry, the Vice Chair of Substance Abuse Programs, and the Executive Director of the Beacon Recovery and Community Justice programs. Beacon Recovery is UAB's substance use treatment program dedicated to serving uninsured and under insured individuals in an outpatient setting. The UAB Community Justice programs (AKA TASC) serve the Jefferson County Courts as the administrator of specialty courts (Drug Court, Mental Health Court, ...

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    Rachel Fargason, Vice Chairperson 2015 -

  • Faculty Position

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    Jacqueline Feldman, Professor - Emeritus (P) 2015 -

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    James Meador-Woodruff, Professor (P) 2006 -

    Dr. Meador-Woodruff received his BS in Chemistry from the University of Richmond, and his MD from the Medical College of Virginia. He then moved to Ann Arbor, and completed a combined residency in psychiatry and a research fellowship at the University of Michigan. After completing his research training, he joined the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry and the Mental Health Research Institute at the University of Michigan, where he held administrative positions including Associate Chair for ...

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    Paul O'Leary, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2012 -

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    Stephen Kowalski, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 1998 -

  • Faculty Secondary Appointments

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    Blessing Falola, Assistant Professor (S) 2020 -

    Dr. Blessing Falola is Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. She is board-certified in General Psychiatry, and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry, with a focused interest in the transitional age youth and college mental health. Dr. Falola provides collaborative and evidence-based psychiatric care in her role as the UAB Student Health Psychiatrist. She engages her teaching passion through active involvement in the medical student, resident, and fellow education. She dev...

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    Craig Powell, Professor (S) 2018 -

    Powell earned both his Ph.D. in Neuroscience and M.D. with Honor at Baylor College of Medicine in 1994 and 1997 respectively. His graduate work was among the first to measure lasting biochemical changes during long-lasting synaptic plasticity in the hippocampus. After his medical internship year at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Powell trained at the University of California San Francisco Neurology Residency Program. In his final year, he was selected as Chief Resident at UCSF. From there, he r...

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    Edwin Cook III, Associate Professor (S) 1994 -

    The general focus and goal of Dr. Cook's research is the application of psychophysiological methods to improve understanding of psychological and biological factors related to emotion, personality, and mental disorders. Current research uses in the startle response as a tool for exploring changes in emotional and sensory information processing that occur with changes in anxiety and mood. Startle is readily measured from humans in the laboratory, typically as contractions of the muscles surroundi...

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    Oladipo Kukoyi, Professor - Clinical (S) 2018 -

  • Organization Within