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    Andrew Butler, Dean

    Dr. Butler joined UAB in 2019 as the Dean of the School of Health Professions.

    Butler received his Ph.D. in motor control from the University of Iowa. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Iowa, at Texas Women’s University in Houston and at Heinrich-Heine University in Dusseldorf, Germany. He has held positions at Georgia State University 2012-2019 and Emory University School of Medicine 2001-2012.

    Butler has a special interest in neuro-rehabilitation, functional neuroimaging and tr...

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    Christy Lemak, Department Chairperson

    Christy Harris Lemak, PhD, FACHE is Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Services Administration. Christy teaches and conducts research in the areas of health care management and leadership development, with an emphasis on how leadership and organizational factors are associated with high performance. She has examined a complex pay-for-value program for physicians, social determinants of health for vulnerable populations, interventions to improve population health, and the career tra...

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    Donna Slovensky, Senior Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs

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    Donna Slovensky, Interim Dean

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    Ritu Aneja, Associate Dean for Research and Innovation

  • Faculty Position

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    Andrew Butler, Professor (P)

    Dr. Butler joined UAB in 2019 as the Dean of the School of Health Professions.

    Butler received his Ph.D. in motor control from the University of Iowa. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Iowa, at Texas Women’s University in Houston and at Heinrich-Heine University in Dusseldorf, Germany. He has held positions at Georgia State University 2012-2019 and Emory University School of Medicine 2001-2012.

    Butler has a special interest in neuro-rehabilitation, functional neuroimaging and tr...

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    James Flege, Professor - Emeritus (P)

    I retired from UAB in 2006 and currently live in Italy

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    Jerry King Jr MAEd, RRT, Assistant Professor (P)

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    Ritu Aneja, Professor (P)

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    Sheila Gibson, Associate - Clinical (P)

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    Tracee Synco, Assistant Professor (P)

    My thesis involved the application of logistic regression to determine the factors which best predict students’ continued enrollment for a population of first-time, full-time freshmen enrolling in the summer and fall terms of 2007. The models tested fifteen factors across a four-year span and illuminated the statistically significant factors for predicting persistence of students at an urban, public, very high research activity, university. Utilizing Supplemental Instruction (SI) as an approach ...