Our Sites

Birmingham

Our program site is known for interprofessional training, quality and safety education, health services research, surgical outcomes, and inpatient quality care (nurse-led interventions and others). Our site includes fellows from nursing (pre/post PhD and DNP doctoral students), pharmacy, and medicine (from surgery and medicine- including GIM, Hospital medicine and other sub specialties).

Faculty at our Birmingham VAQS site are sought after expertise and recognition in signature programs and areas of excellence (ex: nurse staffing, work environment, and quality indicators, implementation science, surgical outcomes, community interventions, HIV /hepatitis C, rheumatology, medical education, informatics, personalized medicine)

Fellows come to our Birmingham VAQS site for the culture of interprofessional mentorship and the wide areas of excellence and opportunities.

Our alumni are healthcare leaders in practice and academia, quality and safety competencies, improvement and implementation science in nursing and interprofessional.

Senior Faculty Scholars

Faculty Scholars

Second Year Fellows

Margaret Johnson, MD

Shannon Sapp Layton, DNP, RN, LICSW, PIP, NEA-BC, CNL, CWCN

Myla Marshall, PharmD

First Year Fellows

Alumni

2021

  • Lauren Theiss, MD, BA
  • Ryan Taylor, PharmD

2020

  • Collin Plourde, PharmD
  • Jacquelyn Lambert-Davis, DNP, RN
  • Michael Frank Gleason, MD
  • Samantha Baker, MD

2019

  • Elise Dasinger, PHARMD, MHA

2016

  • Tonya Breaux-Shropshire, PhD, MPH, RN

2015

  • Jennifer Trevor, MD
  • Natalie Wilson, PhD(c), DNP, ANP-BC, MPH, AAHIVS

2014

  • Kierstin, Leslie, MD, MSHA
  • Tracy Shamburger, PhD, RN

2013

  • Katherine Holman, MD

2012

  • Jeremiah Newsom, MD
  • Suzie Miltner, RNC-OB, PhD, NEA-BC

2011

  • Victor Sung, MD
  • Vincent Pair, DNP, RN

2010

  • Adolfo Pena, MD
  • Amanda Salanitro, MD, MSc, MSPH
  • Michael Burton, MD

2009

  • Angelo Gaffo, MD, MSPH
  • Trina McKenzie, MD, MPH

2008

  • Mike Passarella, MD, MSPH

2007

  • Edmon Tipton, MD, PhD
  • Tercio Lopes, MD, MSPH

2006

  • Joseph Tan Chan, MD, MSPH

2005

  • Christine Heckemeyer, MD, MSPH
  • Katri Palonen, MD, MSPH
  • Wendy Gomez, MD, MSPH

2003

  • Ray Chen, MD

2002

  • Jessica Jones, MD, MPH

2001

  • Andrea Ohlden, MD