Epidemiology

Academic Department

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Faculty Administrative Position

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    April Carson, Associate Dean 2018 -

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    Carol Garrison, President 2002 -

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    Cora Lewis M.D., M.S.P.H., Department Chairperson 2018 -

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    Gerald McGwin, Vice Chairperson 1998 -

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    Paul Muntner, Vice Chairperson 2014 -

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    Virginia Howard, Director 2013 -

  • Faculty Position

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    Akinyemi Ojesina M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Allison Litton, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2013 -

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    April Carson, Associate Professor (P) 2009 -

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    Bertha Hidalgo, Associate Professor (P) 2014 -

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    Carol Garrison, Professor (P) 2002 -

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    Cora Lewis M.D., M.S.P.H., Professor (P) 2018 -

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    Craig Wilson, Professor - Emeritus (P) 2018 -

    Dr. Craig Wilson joined UAB in 1991 after completing trainings in Pediatrics (Stanford University 1982-1986), Pediatric Infectious Diseases (Harvard University Boston Children’s Hospital 1986-1989) and post-doctoral training in molecular parasitology (Harvard School of Public Health 1987-1991). He had a primary appointment in Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases) and secondary appointments in Medicine (Geographic Medicine), Microbiology and Epidemiology and International Health.

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    Degui Zhi, Associate Professor - Adjunct (P) 2016 -

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    Emily Levitan, Professor (P) 2009 -

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    Gerald McGwin, Professor (P) 1998 -

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    Huifeng Yun Ph.D., Associate Professor (P) 2012 -

    I am an associate professor in the department of Epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). After working as a statistician/epidemiologist, I have accumulated more than 10 years of experience in the study design, analysis, and methodological development using a variety of data system, including electronic medical records, Medicare, Medicaid, SEER, commercial administrative data, and patient surveys. At the same time, I have established strong collaboration with experts on a v...

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    Jeffrey Roseman, Professor - Emeritus (P) 2015 -

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    John Waterbor M.D., Dr.P.H., Associate Professor (P) 2014 -

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    Kelley Gabriel, Professor (P) 2020 -

    Dr. Gabriel is cross-trained in exercise physiology and epidemiology with over a decade of experience implementing physical fitness and physical activity measures in large, observational studies. Her research interests focus on two key areas of inquiry. First is the development and evaluation of methodological strategies to optimize the precision of physical fitness, physical activity and sedentary behavior measures for use in population-based studies. The second is to examine the timing of thes...

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    Kimberly Daniella Martin, Assistant Professor (P) 2014 -

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    Luz Padilla, Assistant Professor (P) 2016 -

    Dr. Luz A Padilla received her MD from the Universidad de Guadalajara and obtained an MSPH in Applied Epidemiology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. As faculty for the Department of Epidemiology she has served as course master for both undergraduate and graduate level courses. Dr. Padilla serves on the UAB Institutional Review Board (IRB) and other committees across campus. She has helped train students in research and conducted studies internationally in countries such as Swaziland,...

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    Marguerite Irvin, Associate Professor (P) 2011 -

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    Molly Bray, Professor - Adjunct (P) 2014 -

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    Nalini Sathiakumar M.D., Dr.P.H., Professor (P) 1998 -

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    Nicole Wright, Associate Professor (P) 2012 -

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    Olivia Affuso, Associate Professor (P) 2006 -

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    Paul Muntner, Professor (P) 2009 -

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    Pauline Jolly, Professor - Emeritus (P) 2020 -

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    Rodney Go, Professor - Emeritus (P) 2008 -

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    Russell Griffin, Associate Professor (P) 2012 -

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    Sadeep Shrestha Ph.D., Professor (P) 2005 -

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    Shakia Hardy, Assistant Professor (P) 2019 -

    Dr. Shakia Hardy is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Dr. Hardy's research takes a multi-disciplinary, life course approach to understanding health disparities in cardiovascular disease by examining the impact of lifestyle factors and social environments on cardiovascular health from childhood to late life. She is particularly focused on the biological, behavioral and social determinants of hypertension and cardiovascular d...

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    Shawn Levy Ph.D., Professor - Adjunct (P) 2010 -

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    Stella Aslibekyan, Associate Professor - Adjunct (P) 2020 -

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    Stephen Glasser, Professor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Virginia Howard, Distinguished Professor (P) 1999 -

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    William King, Professor - Emeritus (P) 2016 -

  • Faculty Secondary Appointments

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    Christina Muzny, Associate Professor (S) 2019 -

    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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    Douglas Morgan, Professor (S) 2018 -

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    Greer Burkholder, Assistant Professor (S) 2017 -

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    James Shikany Dr.P.H., Professor (S) 2008 -

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    Janet Turan, Professor (S) 2019 -

    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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    Jasvinder Singh, Professor (S) 2015 -

    Jasvinder Singh, MD, MPH, is Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and holds the Musculoskeletal Outcomes Research Endowed Professor of Medicine. He has served as Director of the Rheumatology Research at the Birmingham VA Medical Center since 2009. He is also the Director of the UAB Cochrane Musculoskeletal Group Satellite Center since 2013; and the Director of the University of Alabama Health Services Foundation (UAHSF) Gout clinic since 2014. He currents serves on the FDA Arthritis Advisory C...

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    Jeffrey Curtis MD, MS, MPH, Associate Professor (S) 2010 -

    Dr. Jeffrey R Curtis is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Dr. Curtis received a Medical Degree (MD) and a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from Oregon Health & Sciences University in Portland, OR. He subsequently completed a residency in internal medicine at Oregon Health & Science University and a fellowship in rheumatology at UAB. He completed a graduate program in Clinical Informatics at Stanfo...

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    Jerry McKnight, Professor (S) 2015 -

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    Jianming Tang Ph.D., Professor (S) 2016 -

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

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    Kenneth Saag, Professor (S) 2006 -

    Kenneth G. Saag, M.D., M.Sc. is Professor of Medicine and holds the Jane Knight Lowe Endowed Chair in the Division and the Department of Medicine. He became Division Director of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology in July of 2020. His research focuses on comparative effectiveness and safety of therapeutics as well methods to improve quality of care in gout and osteoporosis. He is Vice Chair of Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and is also the Director of the UAB Comprehensive Arthritis, Mu...

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    Laurie Malone, Assistant Professor (S) 2017 -

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    Martin Rodriguez, Assistant Professor (S) 2011 -

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    Merry-Lynn McDonald, Assistant Professor (S) 2017 -

    Dr. McDonald is the Director of Integrative 'Omics and an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the UAB Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine. She is a genetic epidemiologist with interests in the analysis of complex traits and diseases including COPD, cachexia, sarcopenia, osteoarthritis and smoking behaviors such as menthol. Her lab is involved with some of the most cutting-edge studies including the Million Veterans Program (MVP) and the Trans-Omics for Precision Medicine (T...

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    Michael Saag M.D., Professor (S) 2009 -

    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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    Mirjam-Colette Kempf PhD, MPH, Professor (S) 2017 -

    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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    Nabiha Yusuf Ph.D., Associate Professor (S) 2017 -

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    Nita Limdi, Professor (S) 2015 -

    Dr. Limdi is a clinical pharmacist and epidemiologist with significant expertise in pharmacogenomics and pharmacoepidemiology, from research and discovery to its application and implementation in clinical practice. Her research portfolio encompasses studies with both observational and a clinical trial designs and is focused on understanding the multiple factors that influence drug efficacy and safety, specifically anticoagulant and antiplatelet response. An established investigator in the field ...

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    Orlando Gutierrez, Professor (S) 2018 -

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    Paul MacLennan, Associate Professor (S) 2017 -

    Dr. Paul MacLennan is an epidemiologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he is an Associate Professor of Surgery and Associate Director of Transplant Analytics, Informatics & Quality. His experience includes collaborations with researchers with diverse interests, including occupational exposures and mortality/cancer, health disparities, diabetes and vision, healthcare utilization, geriatric epidemiology, injury and trauma and solid organ transplantation. He currently serves as a...

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    Philip Fine, Professor (S) 2017 -

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    Sarah Parcak, Assistant Professor (S) 2007 -

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    William Geisler, Professor (S) 2006 -

    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...

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