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Faculty Detail    
Campus Address SC 360 Zip 0017
Phone  (205) 934-0683
Other websites

Undergraduate  Agnes Scott College      Biochemistry 
Residency  University of Alabama at Birmingham      n/a 
Fellowship  University of Alabama at Birmingham      Sleep Medicine 
Fellowship  University of Alabama at Birmingham      Movement Disorders 
Medical School  Medical College of Georgia    2005  MD 
Graduate  Medical College of Georgia    2005  PhD 

Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Ctr for Clinical & Translational Sci Associate Professor
Center  Neurology   Alzheimer's Disease Center Associate Professor
Center  Neurology   Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute Associate Professor
Center  Physical Therapy  Disability Health & Rehabilitation Science Ctr Associate Professor
Center  Cell, Developmntl, & Integrative Biology  Ctr for Exercise Medicine Associate Professor
Primary  Neurology   Neurology Chair Office Associate Professor

Research/Clinical Interest
Dr. Amara studies sleep disorders in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and other neurodegenerative disorders. Specifically, she investigates the impact of deep brain stimulation on sleep in PD and studies the influence of daytime sleepiness on safety in these patients. Additional research interests include the effect of exercise on sleep in patients with Parkinson's disease.

sleep, movement disorders, deep brain stimulation, exercise, safety, Parkinson's disease