The University of Alabama
The University of Alabama (UA) is excited to be a part of this historic research study and advocate for our community members to be represented. People of all kinds and Food of all types are just two of the love languages of the UA HBCD team. The interdisciplinary team at UA focuses on community and helping to improve outcomes for community members in rural Alabama. Together Dr. Lea Yerby, (Department of Community Medicine and Population Health) and Dr. Sharlene Newman (Director of the Alabama Life Research Institute and UA MRI Facility) lead a crew of individuals with backgrounds in: obstetrics & gynecology, pediatrics, business healthcare management, social work, psychology, public health, human development, and neuroscience to name a portion of the teams areas of expertise. We are a group of diverse individuals who strive for excellence in everything we do from interacting with patients in the clinic to collecting the best research data we can. We are excited to continue building trust within our rural communities and working closely with our participants over the span of the HEALthy Brain and Child Development (HBCD) Study.