About GuideSafe™

The GuideSafe™ platform and the set of tools within it was developed by a team of expert health, anthropology, and information technology leaders at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). GuideSafe™ is led by Sue Feldman, RN, MEd, PhD, and Mohanraj Thirumalai, MSEE, PhD, both in Health Informatics at UAB, with support from executive leadership at UAB.

The GuideSafe™ Exposure Notification is a partnership of Apple, Google, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). The unique collaboration harnesses the power of technology and UAB’s expertise to automate COVID-19 exposure notification, without sacrificing privacy. MotionMobs, a local Birmingham company, founded by UAB alumni developed the GuideSafe™ Exposure Notification.

Project Leads

Sue Feldman RN, MEd, PhD

Sue Feldman RN, MEd, PhD

Project Director, GuideSafe™

Associate Professor, School of Health Professions

Department of Health Services Administration

Director, Graduate Programs in Health Informatics

Associate Professor, School of Medicine

Senior Scientist, Informatics Institute

Mohanraj Thirumalai, MS, MEng, PhD

Mohanraj Thirumalai, MS, MEng, PhD

Project Co-Director, GuideSafe™

Assistant Professor, School of Health Professions 

Department of Health Services Administration

Co-Director, Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center

Director of Information and Communication Technology, UAB/Lakeshore Research Collaborative

GuideSafe™ Advisory Committee

Ray L. Watts, MD

Ray L. Watts, MD

President

Selwyn M. Vickers, MD

Selwyn M. Vickers, MD

Senior Vice President and Dean, School of Medicine

Pam Benoit, PhD

Pam Benoit, PhD

Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs and Provost

Tom Brannan

Tom Brannan

Vice President, Advancement

Christopher S. Brown, PhD

Christopher S. Brown, PhD

Vice President, Research

Andrew J. Butler, MPT, MBA, PhD

Andrew J. Butler, MPT, MBA, PhD

Dean, School of Health Professions

Curtis A. Carver Jr., PhD

Curtis A. Carver Jr., PhD

Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Paul C. Erwin, MD, DrPH

Paul C. Erwin, MD, DrPH

Dean, School of Public Health

Mona Fouad, MD, MPH

Mona Fouad, MD, MPH

Senior Associate Dean, Diversity and Inclusion

Robert P. Kimberly, MD

Robert P. Kimberly, MD

Senior Associate Dean, Clinical and Translational Research

Jeanne Marrazzo MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA

Jeanne Marrazzo MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA

Director, Division of Infectious Diseases

Rosie O’Beirne

Rosie O’Beirne

Interim Associate Vice President, Digital Strategy & Marketing

Sarah H. Parcak, PhD

Sarah H. Parcak, PhD

Professor, Department of Anthropology

David Schwebel, PhD

David Schwebel, PhD

Associate Dean for Research, Department of Psychology

Michael Sloane, PhD

Michael Sloane, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

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