Regina Harrell, MD
Regina Harrell, MD
Assistant Professor
Medical Director, Capstone Village

Department(s):
Family Medicine

Contact Information:
Phone: (205) 348-2882
Email: rharrell@cchs.ua.edu

Biography

Regina Harrell, MD, is an assistant professor at The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences.  She is a physician in Department of Family Medicine and has over 10 years experience.  She presently serves as medical director of Capstone Village.  Dr. Harrell is board certified in internal medicine and holds a Certificate of Added Qualification in Geriatrics and Hospice and Palliative Care.  She plays a significant role in the geriatrics rotation for family medicine residents, as well as a primary role in the geriatrics elective for the fourth-year medical students, University of Alabama School of Medicine, Tuscaloosa.

Harrell graduated from Vanderbilt University with a BS in molecular biology and earned her MD degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine.  She completed her internal medicine residency and a geriatrics fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine.  Harrell is a member of the  American Medical Directors Association, Alabama Medical Directors Association, American Medical Association, Board of Examiners of Assisted Living Administrators and the Tuscaloosa County Medical Society and Alliance.

She teaches house calls and long term care, as well as teaching staff in-services at facilities where she sees patients.  Her community service includes serving as Vice President and on the Board of Directors of the Alabama Medical Directors Association and serving on the advisory board of the Assisted Living Association of Alabama.

Dr. Harrell and her husband Andrew have 3 children.

Publications:

Li, X., Park, N.S., Dunn, L., MacCall, S., Spencer, C., Harrell, R., Lee, H., Parker, M., & Martin, S. (2009, March). A Preliminary study of community-based services and resources provided by faith-based organizations to older persons in one southern community. Poster presentation at the 12th Annual Graduate School Association Research and Thesis Conference, Tuscaloosa, AL.

“Managing Disruptive Behavior in Dementia Patients: A Training Tool for CNA’s” CD-ROM, supported by VA South Central Health Care Network MIRECC and AMDA.

“How Geriatricians Identify Elder Abuse and Neglect,” Am J Med Sci. 2002 Jan;323(1):34-8.  Also presented as a poster American Geriatrics Society National Meeting, May 2001.

Grants:

Co-investigator, University of Alabama IRB Study # 08-OR-207, Community-Based Partnership: Building Partnerships with African American and White Faith-based Organizations to Promote Successful Aging.

Supporting faculty, University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Program to Strengthen Physician Training in Geriatric Medicine Care of the Complex Older Adult (COCOA) curriculum for the UAB Reynolds Program.