Nursing Family, Community & Health Systems

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    Gwendolyn Childs PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Dean 2019 -

    Dr. Gwendolyn Childs’ research focuses on approaches for reducing the risks of sexually transmitted infections in adolescent African American girls with an emphasis on sexual decision-making and risk-taking among African American girls ages 12 to 14 years living in the Deep South region of the U.S. Using community-based participatory and qualitative research methods, Dr. Childs’ work has documented the age of onset of sexual activity in this population of young adolescents, as well as common cog...

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    Jacqueline Moss PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Dean 2017 -

    Dr. Jacqueline Moss has a wide range of experience in adult critical care practice, nursing education, and research. She has a particular interest in health care informatics and earned a doctorate in nursing informatics. Dr. Moss has been involved in multiple projects designed to implement new information and communication technologies for use in health care practice and education.

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    Maria Shirey PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, ANEF, FACHE, FAAN, Associate Dean 2019 -

    Dr. Shirey is an internationally recognized expert in nursing leadership and management. Her research focuses on studying nurse manager work complexity to better understand and influence authentic leadership practices. Dr. Shirey’s research identifies structures and processes required to maximize outcomes associated with nursing leadership. She teaches leadership, management, health policy, and scholarly writing in the DNP program. A prolific author and editor, Dr. Shirey is a mentor to developi...

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    Marisa Wilson DNSc, MHSc, RN, CPHIMS, RN-BC, FAMIA, FAAN, Interim Department Chairperson 2020 -

    Dr. Marisa L. Wilson is a board certified informatician with an interest in health information technology policy, implementation, and positive patient outcome and clinical efficiency supported by technology. She spent over 15 years as a nurse clinician working in acute physical rehabilitation, medical-surgical, and telemetry units. In addition, Dr. Wilson spent over 25 years as an analyst, project leader and manager implementing information systems in public health and acute care with settings.

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    Pamela Bryant DNP, CRNP, CPNP-AC, CPNP-PC, Coordinator 2019 -

    Dr. Bryant is a Dual Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner who teaches in the Pediatric Primary Care PNP Prorgam and also has taught in the Pediatric Acute Care PNP Program. Her Pediatric Nurse Practioner practice experience is in the area of Neurosurgery-Epilepsy and Newborns.

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    Adelais Markaki, Associate Professor (P) 2016 -

    Dr. Markaki is an Associate Professor at the UAB School of Nursing and in charge of the school's Global Leadership pillar.
    With a long international career, Dr. Markaki is known for her sustained work in primary health care capacity building and global health integration. She demonstrates nurses’ role in achieving universal health and advocates for raising the nursing workforce status.

    As Co-Director of the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center (WHOCC), she leads one of only eight designa...

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    Aimee Holland DNP, CRNP, WHNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, Associate Professor (P) 2015 -

    Dr. Aimee Chism Holland is the Assistant Dean for Graduate Clinical Education. Her practice initiatives focus on providing women's health and primary care services to the students at the UAB Student Health & Wellness Clinic. Dr. Holland's expertise in women's health is utilized performing gynecology procedures, reproductive life planning counseling, and preventive services in the college health setting. Her faculty practice is the primary platform for her scholarly work.

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    Andres Azuero PhD, MBA, Professor (P) 2014 -

    Dr. Azuero's focus is on the design, management, and analysis of clinical trials and health interventions, and the use of statistical and machine learning techniques for modeling personalized treatment response and observational data. He specializes in a broad spectrum of classical statistical and machine learning techniques. He collaborates in several research projects within and outside UAB.

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    April Love MSN, RN, RNC-OB, CNE, Instructor (P) 2017 -

    Ms. Love earned her MSN through UAB’s Accelerated Master’s in Nursing Pathway in 2013. Prior to her nursing career, she received a BA in journalism from Auburn University. She has since focused on obstetric nursing, primarily working in the Labor & Delivery and Mother Baby (postpartum) units. Her passion for education was realized while serving as an adjunct instructor for the UAB and Auburn University Schools of Nursing. She joined the UAB faculty fulltime in 2017 and teaches in the pre-lic...

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    Ashley Hodges PhD, CRNP, WHNP-BC, FAANP, Professor (P) 2014 -

    Ashley Hodges, PhD, WHNP-BC, FAANP is a Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Clinical Education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Hodges has over 29 years experience in women's health and is recognized nationally for her expertise leadership, curriculum development and evaluation. She is the Curricular Leadership Committee Chair for the National Association of the Nurse Practitioner Faculties. Dr. Hodges maintains faculty practice at the WellHouse, a one-of-a-kind clinic she e...

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    Brenda Mayfield, Instructor (P) 2019 -

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    Bryan Combs PhD, CRNP-Faculty, FNP-BC, CNL, ATC, Assistant Professor (P) 2014 -

    Dr. Bryan Combs has been a faculty member at the UAB School of Nursing since 2013 and currently is the Director of the Nurse Practitioner Pathways. He has extensive experience in orthopedics as both a certified athletic trainer as well as a family nurse practitioner. Dr. Combs completed his doctoral work at the UAB School of Nursing in August of 2019. His dissertation focused on musculoskeletal injuries of the shoulder in commercial truck drivers.

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    Candace Knight PhD, RN, Assistant Professor (P) 2014 -

    Dr. Candace Knight teaches obstetric nursing in the undergraduate and accelerated master's programs. Her qualitative doctoral research focused on adolescent prenatal stress and she continues research activities as part of a team exploring adolescent sexual decision making.

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    Cathy Roche PhD, RN, Associate Professor (P) 2014 -

    Cathy Roche, PhD, RN, is an Assistant Professor at the UAB School of Nursing. Her research interests involve developing, implementing and evaluating recruitment and retention strategies to enhance participation in clinical trials. Dr. Roche has over 17 years of research experience developing strategies to enhance participation in large, long-term, multi-center studies, such as the Action for Health in Diabetes (LookAHEAD) Study and the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) St...

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    Connie Hogewood MSN, RN, Instructor (P) 2017 -

    Connie Hogewood has spent the majority of her nursing career caring for high risk obstetric patients. As a prenatal educator she has assisted patients in understanding their role in lifestyle modifications to maintain a healthy pregnancy and birth. A major area of research interest is the rising rate of cesarean deliveries and what can be done to reverse this growing trend.

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    Crystal Adams MSN, RN, Instructor (P) 2017 -

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    Crystal Chapman Lambert PhD, CRNP, NP-C, FNP-BC, ACRN, Associate Professor (P) 2014 -

    Dr. Chapman Lambert is a promising early career investigator. Her research activities focus on improving health outcomes for minority population, more specifically women living with HIV (WLWH). For her dissertation she recruited and administered a survey to 300 WLWH to assess their attitudes, beliefs and knowledge regarding HPV and cervical cancer screening. Continuing her passion to improve health outcomes for WLWH, Dr. Chapman Lambert is evaluating multilevel factors that impact medication and...

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    Curry Bordelon III DNP, MBA, CRNP, CNE, NNP-BC, CPNP-AC, Assistant Professor (P) 2017 -

    Dr. Bordelon is a dual certified Neonatal and Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner teaching Neonatal Nurse Practitioner and Leadership courses. He has extensive leadership experience as a nurse practitioner manager for three Neonatal Intensive Care Units. Dr Bordelon is an active member of the Education Committee for the Academy of Neonatal Nursing and is an item writer for national board certification exams.

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    David House DNP, CRNP, ENP-C, FNP-BC, CEN, CNS, Assistant Professor (P) 2017 -

    Dr. House is a dual board certified as an Emergency and Family Nurse Practitioner teaching Emergency Nurse Practitioner and Leadership courses. He has extensive clinical and leadership experience as an emergency nurse practitioner. Dr House is an active member of the American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners and Emergency Nurses Association.

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    Deborah Bowers DNP, DMin, MDiv, CRNP, FNP-C, Instructor (P) 2017 -

    Dr. Bowers has practiced nursing in the United States, Venezuela, China, South Africa, South Sudan, and Uganda among communities where access to healthcare is limited. Her experience includes training nursing students, nurses, physicians and other members of the healthcare team to serve effectively through mobile medical clinics in impoverished communities. She joined the faculty at UAB School of Nursing in August 2017.

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    E. Whitney Pollio EdD, MSN, BA, RN, Assistant Professor (P) 2017 -

    Whitney Pollio received her BSN from the University of Alabama Huntsville College Of Nursing in 1992. In 2015, she received her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Alabama Capstone College of Nursing in the Clinical Nurse Leader track. She received an EdD in Instructional Leadership with a Nurse Education Specialization from the University of Alabama spring 2018.

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    Elisabeth Pelt MSN, RN, WHNP-BC, Instructor (P) 2017 -

    Elisabeth recently relocated to Birmingham, AL from Lexington, Kentucky. She has been in the healthcare field since 1996. She has spent most of her time working in Women’s Health. Her previous work experience includes working as a Registered Nurse in Labor and Delivery and Maternal/Newborn care. She also has previous experience as a Nurse Educator. Elisabeth worked as a Clinical Instructor at the University of Kentucky, and also held a Nursing Faculty position at Bluegrass Community and Technica...

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    Elizabeth Coleman, Instructor (P) 2019 -

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    Elizabeth Crooks DNP, RN, CNE, Instructor (P) 2014 -

    As a scholar with the WHO Collaborating Center for nursing, Dr. Crooks is engaged in integrating global health competencies into pre-licensure and graduate nursing curricula. She also has experience developing leadership capacity in interprofessional health care teams that practice in low resource countries. Recognized for her creativity in the classroom and her innovative use of distance accessible approaches to teaching, she is a sought after speaker and consultant in the area of nursing and ...

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    Erin Currie MSN, RN, PhD, RN, CPLC, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Glenda Stanley, Instructor (P) 2015 -

    Ms. Stanley is an Instructor and Associate Director of the Alabama Statewide Area Health Education Center Program. Ms. Stanley has a Master of Arts in Adult and Higher Education from Morehead State University in 1986. She holds a Bachelor of Health Science from the University of Kentucky in 1981. My primary responsibility is to develop a sustainable Alabama Statewide AHEC Program that covers all 67 of the state with five (5) centers. We strive to implement programs, services and activities that ...

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    Gregory Eagerton DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, Associate Professor (P) 2018 -

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    Gwendolyn Childs PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor (P) 2014 -

    Dr. Gwendolyn Childs’ research focuses on approaches for reducing the risks of sexually transmitted infections in adolescent African American girls with an emphasis on sexual decision-making and risk-taking among African American girls ages 12 to 14 years living in the Deep South region of the U.S. Using community-based participatory and qualitative research methods, Dr. Childs’ work has documented the age of onset of sexual activity in this population of young adolescents, as well as common cog...

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    Heidi Callighan PhD, RN, Assistant Professor (P) 2019 -

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    Jacqueline Moss PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor (P) 2015 -

    Dr. Jacqueline Moss has a wide range of experience in adult critical care practice, nursing education, and research. She has a particular interest in health care informatics and earned a doctorate in nursing informatics. Dr. Moss has been involved in multiple projects designed to implement new information and communication technologies for use in health care practice and education.

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    Jennan Phillips PhD, RN, FAAOHN, FAANP, Associate Professor (P) 2014 -

    Jennan Phillips has more than 35 years experience as a nurse educator, researcher and program director. Her practice focuses on health promotion and injury prevention in underserved populations with particular emphasis on minority workers. Dr. Phillips directs learning experiences in live and distance accessible classrooms and clinical activities in the community primarily with worker populations. She regularly supervises interdisciplinary field experiences for students in the Deep South Occupat...

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    Jenni Wise, Assistant Professor (P) 2020 -

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    Jennifer Carpenter MSN, CRNP, RN-BC, PMHNP-BC, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP-BC, RN-BC, Instructor (P) 2017 -

    Jennifer Carpenter is an Instructor with an emphasis on psychiatric/mental health nursing. She is a board-certified Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She began her career as an RN in UAB’s Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit. After obtaining her master’s degree, she completed a PMHNP residency at the Birmingham VA Medical Center. Currently, she teaches in the undergraduate and graduate programs.

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    Jeremy Jordan MSN, CRNP, CCRN, CPNP-AC, CNE, Instructor (P) 2017 -

    A two-time UAB graduate, Mr. Jordan has spent his career as a nurse and nurse practitioner caring for children and their families in intensive care as well as educating the future clinicians and leaders who will care for our country's children. His clinical and research areas of interest are in pediatric critical care, specifically traumatic brain injuries. His predominate teaching responsibility is within the pediatric nurse practitioner track of the graduate clinical program. He also maintains...

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    Jessica Corcoran, Assistant Professor (P) 2020 -

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    Karen Coles DNP, RN, Assistant Professor (P) 2014 -

    Dr. Coles is currently an Assistant Professor in the RN Mobility Program at the UAB School of Nursing. She is the Course Manager for the Leadership and Management in Professional Nursing and for RNs, and Leadership Development Practicum but has taught in multiple undergraduate programs. Her background includes twenty years’ experience in burn care. Her clinical and research interests include quality performance in wound care products, and an interdisciplinary effort in the education of the burn ...

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    Karmie Johnson DNP, CRNP, PMHNP-BC, CNE, Assistant Professor (P) 2014 -

    Dr. Karmie Johnson specializes in mental health nursing with an emphasis in the child/adolescent population. She has extensive experience in cultural competency as a Peace Corps Volunteer and is the Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Fellows Coordinator for the UAB School of Nursing. Her expertise in these two fields is combined in her interest in international forensic nursing.

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    Katherine Dudding PhD, RN, RNC-NIC, Assistant Professor (P) 2019 -

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    Katie Buys DNP, MPH, CRNP, NP-C, Assistant Professor (P) 2014 -

    Dr. Buys is an Instructor in the Family Nurse Practitioner Track. She is dually trained in Nursing and Public Health (Health Behavior). Her teaching and clinical interests lie at the intersection of clinical practice and public health/ disease prevention. She understands that an important part of nursing education is training students to empower patients to take control of their health and to educate the public on how they can prevent disease through healthy lifestyles. Dr. Buys’ primary clinica...

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    Kelley Stallworth DNP, CRNP, WHNP-BC, Assistant Professor (P) 2016 -

    Dr. Stallworth has been an instructor in the UAB School of Nursing since 2012. Prior to accepting this position, she worked as a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, providing care to underserved women in the Birmingham area. She earned her DNP in April 2014, from UAB, with a focus on sexually transmitted disease education and awareness for children and adolescents.

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    Lauren Mays DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC, Assistant Professor (P) 2016 -

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    Leigh Bray PhD, RN, CNL, Assistant Professor (P) 2018 -

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    Linda Moneyham PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor (P) 2014 -

    Dr. Moneyham is Professor and Senior Associated Dean for Academic Affairs in the UAB School of Nursing, with appointments as a Senior Scientist in the Center for AIDS Research, the Minority Health Research Center, the Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research, and the Center for Clinical and Translational Science. She has also served as an Associate Director for the Center for Nursing Research, Co-director of the Behavioral Core of the Center for AIDS Research, and Research Leader of the Mi...

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    Lori Loan PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Lynn Nichols PhD, RN-BC, SANE, Associate Professor (P) 2014 -

    Dr. Lynn Nichols specializes in maternal-child health, and has extensive experience with curriculum development, program evaluation, strategic planning and online instruction. She is committed to the utilization of high-impact practices to foster student engagement. She is interested in leadership development and team building in faculty work groups and facilitating the professional development of faculty. Her topics of interest include: interprofessional collaborative care, BSN roles in primar...

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    Marisa Wilson DNSc, MHSc, RN, CPHIMS, RN-BC, FAMIA, FAAN, Associate Professor (P) 2015 -

    Dr. Marisa L. Wilson is a board certified informatician with an interest in health information technology policy, implementation, and positive patient outcome and clinical efficiency supported by technology. She spent over 15 years as a nurse clinician working in acute physical rehabilitation, medical-surgical, and telemetry units. In addition, Dr. Wilson spent over 25 years as an analyst, project leader and manager implementing information systems in public health and acute care with settings.

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    Martha Dawson DNP, RN, FACHE, Associate Professor (P) 2014 -

    Dr. Dawson is an experienced, dynamic nurse and health care leader promoting evidence-based clinical and management practice from the bedside to the boardroom. She lectures and consults on leadership, work design, organizational systems, staff development, community health, health careers, and management. She has served as the principal investigator, project director and coordinator on workforce grants exceeding $2.1 million. She is investing in the next generation of nurse leaders with the Mar...

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    Marti Rice PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor (P) 2014 -

    Dr. Marti Rice is very active in leadership positions in nursing research organizations at the national (Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science) and regional (Southern Nursing Research Society) level. She is known for her community-based research examining factors related to blood pressure in preschool and school-age children including stress and anger. Her biobehavioral research program with children spans over a quarter of a century and has been funded by the National Institute of Nurs...

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    Melanie Daniel DNP, RN, Instructor (P) 2014 -

    Dr. Melanie Daniel specializes in psychiatric nursing and nursing administration. Her areas of interest include schizophrenia, personality disorders, and evidence based practice. She is involved in classroom and distance accessible education in multiple nursing programs at the university.

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    Melanie Hallman DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC, ACNP-BC, ENP-C, CEN, TCRN, FAEN, Assistant Professor (P) 2014 -

    Dr. Melanie Gibbons Hallman has provided prehospital and emergency services for more than 35 years. She has been an active leader within the Emergency Nurses Association since 1988, serving in multiple leadership positions at state and local levels; and as a reviewer for the JEN. Dr. Hallman provides patient care as an Acute Care NP in the emergency department setting; and as a Family NP providing access to medically underserved populations. Educating compassionate, quality BSN and advanced prac...

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    Michael Hyde MSN, RN, Instructor (P) 2014 -

    Michael Hyde was director of education at Shelby Baptist Medical Center and an adjunct clinical instructor at UAB before assuming a full-time faculty role. In addition to his work as a hospital education director, Mr. Hyde has held a variety of management and staff positions, including critical care, cardiovascular acute care, surgical intensive care, cardiac rehabilitation, and occupational and employee health. As adjunct faculty, he has managed senior practicums, leadership experiences, and ad...

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    Mirjam-Colette Kempf PhD, MPH, Professor (P) 2014 -

    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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    Nancy Rudner, Associate Professor (P) 2020 -

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    Nevette Sample MSHA, BA, Instructor (P) 2015 -

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    Pamela Bryant DNP, CRNP, CPNP-AC, CPNP-PC, Assistant Professor (P) 2014 -

    Dr. Bryant is a Dual Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner who teaches in the Pediatric Primary Care PNP Prorgam and also has taught in the Pediatric Acute Care PNP Program. Her Pediatric Nurse Practioner practice experience is in the area of Neurosurgery-Epilepsy and Newborns.

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    Pariya Wheeler PhD, Associate Professor (P) 2016 -

    Dr. Pariya Fazeli is an experimental psychologist with academic training in lifespan development, cognitive aging, and gerontology. Her primary research interests include cognitive aging among older adults with HIV, with a focus on predictors of successful cognitive aging as well as rehabilitation strategies to promote successful cognitive aging in this population. Her work is currently funded by the National Institute on Aging.

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    Patricia Patrician PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor (P) 2014 -

    Patricia A. Patrician, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the Donna Brown Banton Endowed Professor in the UAB School of Nursing. She joined the UAB faculty in August 2008 after having served 26 years in the US Army Nurse Corps, where she held clinical, administrative, educational, and research positions. Her final position prior to military retirement was Chief, Department of Nursing Science, Academy of Health Sciences, Ft. Sam Houston (San Antonio), TX. At UAB, she teaches in the Nursing and Health Systems Admi...

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    Patricia Speck DNSc, CRNP, FNP-BC, DF-IAFN, DF-AFN, FAAFS, FAAN, Professor (P) 2014 -

    Patricia M. Speck graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing in 1982 (BSN), 1985 (MSN), and 2005 (DNSc). After retiring from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing as the DNP Public Health Nursing and DNP Forensic Nursing Concentration Coordinator, she joined the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing in the Department of Community Health, Outcomes, and Systems.
    Currently, Dr. Speck is a Professor and Coor...

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    Peter Tofani EdD, LTC(R), Instructor (P) 2014 -

    Peter Tofani is an instructor and Assistant Dean for Student Success in the UAB School of Nursing. He oversees the admission, progression and graduation operations along with oversight in student engagement.

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    Rachael Bruce MSN, CRNP, FNP-C, Instructor (P) 2019 -

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    Rachel Shaw, Instructor (P) 2020 -

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    Rebecca Miltner PhD, RN, CNL, NEA-BC, Associate Professor (P) 2014 -

    Dr. Suzie Miltner joined UAB in 2012. She is also a Nurse Scientist at the Birmingham VA Medical Center. She has extensive clinical and leadership experience in military, private, and VA acute care settings as well as well as experience in nursing education in both academic and organizational settings. She has been a leader in driving quality improvement efforts in several health care organizations including ongoing work as a facilitator for VA improvement teams.

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    Rebecca Wakefield MBA, CRA, Instructor (P) 2016 -

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    Sarah Gallups, Assistant Professor (P) 2020 -

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    Shannon Layton DNP, MSW, RN, LICSW, PIP, NEA-BC, CNL, CWCN, CFCN, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

    Dr. Layton has over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and business executive. During her career as a nurse and social worker, she has founded three corporations to deliver treatment services to clients in at risk or under-served areas of the Southeast. She received her Doctorate of Nursing Practice and Masters of Nursing Science from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and her Masters of Social Work from the University of Alabama and also holds a BA in Political Science from t...

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    Shannon Morrison PhD, CRNP, FNP-BC, Associate Professor (P) 2014 -

    Associate Professor at the UAB School of Nursing and teaches across all academic levels (undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral). She is a family nurse practitioner and currently serves on the Executive Board Member (Treasurer) of the Nurse Practitioner Alliance of Alabama. Dr. Morrison's translational research is aimed to explore how diet, specifically added sugar, and obesity influence cardiometabolic disease onset/prevalence, inflammation, and cognitive impairment in aging adults.

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    Shea Polancich PhD, RN, Associate Professor (P) 2014 -

    Shea Polancich, PhD, RN has been practicing in quality and patient safety for more than a decade. The primary focus of her work is understanding errors in the clinical environment Her work focuses on using the best evidence to redesign the workflow and improve processes in order to prevent patient harm and improve the quality of care.

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    Sherita Etheridge MSN, CRNP, CPNP-PC, Instructor (P) 2014 -

    Mrs. Sherita Etheridge is a full-time instructor for UAB School of Nursing. She is a certified pediatric primary care nurse practitioner. She is currently a member of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. She has fifteen years of pediatric nursing experience. She has worked as adjunct faculty for 6 years before excepting a full-time faculty position. She teaches in the pediatric dual option nurse practitioner program, pediatric primary care nurse practitioner program and ...

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    Sigrid Ladores PhD, RN, PNP, CNE, Associate Professor (P) 2014 -

    Dr. Sigrid Ladores is a pediatric nurse practitioner who is investigating reproductive health concerns in adolescents and young adults with chronic illnesses. She has presented her research in local, regional, national, and international conferences. She is also a respected scholar and leader in the Philippine Nurses Association of America.

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    Simone Durand MSN, MS, CRNP, PMHNP-BC, Instructor (P) 2014 -

    I have worked in the mental healthcare field since 2005. My experience is as an outpatient therapist, residential program manager, and Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner working with patients across the lifespan. I have found academia and clinical practice to be very complimentary activities, augmenting the other and resulting in better care and better education.

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    Steadman McPeters DNP, CRNP-FacultyOnly, CPNP-AC, RNFA, Assistant Professor (P) 2014 -

    Dr. Steadman McPeters is known for his passionate care of the pediatric patient. His research and clinical interests include pediatric surgery with a central focus on congenital diaphragmatic hernia neonates, pediatric obesity, and pediatric forensic nursing. Dr. McPeters also has zeal to teach nursing students while encouraging them to be future leaders of tomorrow. He recently developed a student membership for nurse practitioner students in the state of Alabama as an arm of the Nurse Practit...

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    Stephanie Hammond DNP, CRNP, ANP-BC, COHN-S, Assistant Professor (P) 2014 -

    Dr. Stephanie Hammond is an adult nurse practitioner with a specialization in occupational health. She has many years of clinical practice in occupational health, and advises and precepts occupational health students in her clinical practice. Dr. Hammond is DOT certified and has experience working in primary care.

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    Susanne Fogger DNP, CRNP, CARN-AP, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, Professor (P) 2014 -

    Dr. Fogger is an educator and clinician with more than 40 years’ experience as a psychiatric/mental health nurse. She is a veteran of the US Air Force with over 12 years as a psychiatric staff nurse and nurse manager of an alcohol treatment unit. She also provided psychiatric home health in a rural area of Louisiana; and was a nurse manager of a psychiatric adolescent unit. She has taught Graduate and Undergraduate Psychiatric Nursing since 2003 while maintaining a clinical practice. Current p...

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    Sylvia Britt PhD, RN, Assistant Professor (P) 2014 -

    Dr. Britt first taught nursing at Piedmont Hospital School of Nursing in Atlanta. She also has taught obstetrical nursing at Jefferson State Community College in Birmingham, and the pass rate for the OB section of the licensing exam jumped to between 95 and 100% for her students. Later, she taught in UAB's BSN program and entered its first doctoral class. She has held positions as course manager for prelicensure theory and clinical courses and program coordinator for the AMNP. As AMNP Coordinato...

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    Taryn Temples MSN, RN, RNC-NIC, CNE, Instructor (P) 2017 -

    Taryn Temples joined the UAB School of Nursing in January 2017. Prior to her faculty role, she cared for some of our tiniest, most vulnerable patients and their families in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for 10 years as a staff nurse and Clinical Coordinator. She is certified in NICU nursing and is a regional Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Instructor Mentor for the state of Alabama. As a Certified Nurse Educator, she also serves on the Academy of Neonatal Nursing's Education Committee...

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    Tedra Smith DNP, CRNP, CPNP-PC, CNE, Associate Professor (P) 2014 -

    Dr. Tedra S. Smith is a pediatric nurse practitioner with a specialization in primary care. She has more than 13 years of experience as a pediatric nurse including primary, emergency and preanesthesia care. Her interest includes utilizing simulation as a pediatric clinical rotation to enhance communication with children and their caregivers. This also includes using simulation to decrease student anxiety related to caring for pediatric patients.

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    Tonya Judson MSN, RN-BC, CNE, Instructor (P) 2018 -

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    Vickie Curtis, Instructor (P) 2014 -

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    Yolanda Wheeler PHD, CRNP, CPNP-AC, MSCN, Assistant Professor (P) 2014 -

    Dr. Harris' practice initiatives focus on providing care for children and families that are affected by demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system in the UAB Center for Pediatric Onset Demyelinating Disease. Her prior training in adolescent medicine and her 20 years of experience at Children's of Alabama in the Special Care Unit are utilized to provide holistic care to patients and families from all the Southeastern States. She is an integral part of a multi-disciplinary team of expert...

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    Angela Snowberger, Office Services Specialist III 2014 -

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    Cathy Stewart, Office Services Specialist III 1995 -

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    Corita Fincher, Office Associate II 2007 -

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    Stacey Lockard, Program Manager II 2017 -

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