Accepting Students

Michelle Hilgeman, Adjunct Associate Professor

Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center | (205) 759-5082 | Michelle.Hilgeman@va.gov

Intervention development, adaptation, and implementation
Evidence-based care for vulnerable veterans and caregivers

Ian M. McDonough, Assistant Professor

410-A Gordon Palmer Hall | (205) 737-3442 | immcdonough@ua.edu


  • episodic memory
  • intelligence
  • aging
  • structure and functional neuroimaging
  • dynamic fluctuations of brain activity
  • biomarkers of preclinical Alzheimer’s disease
  • intervention
  • Health Disparities

Pat Parmelee

Patricia A. Parmelee Professor Emeritus, Professor and Director of Alabama Research Institute on Aging

248A Gordon Palmer Hall | (205) 348-1499 | pparmelee@ua.edu


  • the interrelationsĀ of physical and mental health
  • quality of long-term care, and particularly staffing issues in residential care settings
  • interventions to support family caregivers