New faculty and providers have joined the College of Community Health Sciences in different departments:
Dr. John Burkhardt is a clinical psychologist and provides psychotherapy and related care at University Medical Center-Northport.
He received his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Scaumburg, Ill. He completed two fellowships, one at VR Behavioral Health Services in Oakland Park, Ill., and another at St. James Hospital in Olympia Fields, Ill. Burkhardt has worked in private practice and as a clinical health psychologist at hospitals and long-term care facilities in Illinois and Tennessee. At UMC-Northport, Burkhardt will be practicing alongside clinic director Dr. H. Joseph Fritz, Drs. Ray Brignac, Jennifer Clem, Catherine Skinner and nurse practitioner Lisa Brashier.
Dr. Cecily Collins is assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Collins attended medical school at the University of Alabama School of Medicine, headquartered in Birmingham, and she received her third and fourth years of clinical education at the College, which also functions as the School of Medicine’s Tuscaloosa Regional Campus. She completed her residency at Florida State University Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency in Pensacola, Fla., where she was administrative chief resident.
Collins has a special interest in group prenatal care as a mechanism to improve perinatal outcomes. She presented on this topic in August at the College’s monthly Grand Rounds lecture at DCH Regional Medical Center.
Dr. Brooke Taylor Haynes is assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics.
Haynes attended medical school at the University of Alabama School of Medicine, headquartered in Birmingham, and completed her residency at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Pediatric Residency Program. Before joining the College, she worked in private practice at Pediatric Clinic, LLC, in Opelika, Ala., where she also had a hospital appointment at East Alabama Medical Center.