July 8, 2019
Dr. Brittney Anderson joined the College of Community Health Sciences as assistant professor of family, internal, and rural medicine. She will also care for patients at University Medical Center and teach and supervise the College’s family medicine residents, medical students and clinical learners. Anderson earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and completed her master’s degree in Human Environmental Sciences as a Rural Medical Scholar at The University of Alabama. She received her medical degree from the UA School of Medicine, completing her third and fourth years of clinical education at the College, which also serves as a regional campus for the School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at the UA Family Medicine Residency, which is operated by the College. Anderson has a special interest in rural medicine.
Dr. Il Gyu Cho joined the College of Community Health Sciences as a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral medicine. He will primarily care for patients at University Medical Center’s Betty Shirley Clinic and will also spend time teaching the College’s family medicine residents and medical students. Cho earned bachelor’s degrees in biomedical sciences and biological sciences from Colorado State University in Fort Collins. He received his medical degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora. Cho completed general psychiatry residency training as well as child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is board certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and his clinical interests are in child and adolescent psychiatry and psychotic disorders.
Dr. Lillian Findlay joined the College of Community Health Sciences as associate professor and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine. Findlay has more than 20 years of advanced practice experience in psychiatric-mental health nursing in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She also has experience as a registered nurse in a surgical intensive care unit. Findlay has extensive experience in research as a study coordinator and with psychiatric research teams in university settings. Her most recent research includes examining health behaviors, health behavior decision making and the importance of support services and other mechanisms to improve treatment adherence among adults with serious mental illnesses. In addition, she developed a transitional care model for a state mental health hospital aimed at improving health outcomes and reducing health disparities and frequency of inpatient readmissions.