Brooks C. Wingo, PhD, FACRM

Dr. Wingo is an Associate Professor in the UAB Department of Occupational Therapy, and the Principal Investigator and Director of the Health Behavior and Disability lab. She received her PhD from the department of Health Behavior in the UAB School of Public Health, and completed postdoctoral fellowships with the UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences and the UAB Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and Education (COERE). See Dr. Wingo’s full profile on Scholars @UAB.

Kathryn Green, RDN, LDN

Kathryn Green is the project coordinator for the Health Behavior and Disability lab. She graduated from Samford University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics. After completing her internship at Augusta Area Dietetic Internship she worked as a clinical dietitian for four years in both acute and outpatient care. When she’s not working in research she and her husband chase their two energetic girls and love to explore the great outdoors.

Amani Assiry, RT, MS

Amani Assiry is a predoctoral trainee in the Health Behavior and Disability Lab. She earned her bachelor’s degree from IUPUI, followed by a Master’s degree from GSU, in Respiratory Therapy. Amani has accumulated valuable experience over the years, including two years as a respiratory therapist and two years as a teacher assistant at a respiratory therapy department. Her passion for both teaching and research, coupled with her commitment to professional development, has led her to pursue a PhD program in Rehabilitation Science. Amani enjoys spending time with her daughter, who is four years old. She enjoys these family moments and is pleased to help her daughter grow and learn.

Meghan Taylor, M.Ed., MS, RDN, LDN

Meghan Taylor is a predoctoral trainee from the Department of Nutrition Sciences in the Health Behavior and Disability Lab. She graduated from Samford University with a BA in English Literature and an M.Ed. in Teaching ESL from UAB. Her earlier work included teaching and coordinating academic support services for international students within the UAB community. Over the years, her personal interest in nutrition grew, leading to her earning an MS in Nutrition Sciences from UAB, along with a Dietitian Education Certificate. Now, Meghan’s general research interest is how nutrition impacts autoimmune diseases. Outside of research, she enjoys spending quality time outdoors with her husband and their two dogs.

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