• I am an Assistant Professor in the Division of Forensics. My clinical duties are primarily fulfilled as an Associate Coroner/Medical Examiner for Jefferson County. I am also the Pathology Residency Program Director. In addition to resident education, I am active in the education and training of fellows and medical students.
  • Selected Publications

    Research Overview

  • My current research interests are focused on assessing the significance of conditions which are not traditionally captured on electronic death certificates such as obesity, chronic substance use disorders, and other mental health illnesses. I’ve established a system within our office to strengthen the patient-doctor relationship in forensic pathology by increasing communication with the families of decedents. These efforts are on-going and require a daily commitment to our community. As an additional service to decedents’ families, I am focused on educating clinicians about death certification as well as notifying clinicians (currently, within the UAB system) of their patient’s death.
  • Teaching Overview

  • I serve as the Director of Longitudinal Pathology Curriculum for the Department of Undergraduate Medical Education. My goal is to standardize pathology education across the preclinical years. I serve in many leadership roles within the residency training program and teach residents on the Forensic Pathology rotation. I also serve as the Assistant Program Director for the Forensic Pathology Fellowship.
  • Education And Training

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham Pathology, Chief Resident
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham Pathology, Residency
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham Pathology, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Arkansas 2012
  • Full Name

  • Brandi McCleskey