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Thomas Buford, PhD

Component Directors/Coinvestigators

  • Mobile Technology Laboratory Coinvestigator
  • Admin-C Coinvestigator

Dr. Buford joined the UAB School of Medicine’s Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics & Palliative Care as an associate professor and as associate director of the UAB Center for Exercise Medicine (UCEM), and also as Coinvestigator in Mobile Technology Laboratory and in Admin-C. Dr. Buford’s research focus is in preserving the health and independence of older adults through interdisciplinary research broadly related to the prevention of age-related physical disability. He serves as Principle Investigator or co-PI for numerous clinical research studies funded by the National Institutes of Health, and is a coinvestigator on the LIFE study, a Phase 3, randomized clinical trial which revealed that long-term, structured physical activity can reduce the incidence of mobility disability among mobility-limited older adults. Buford received his PhD in Exercise, Nutrition, and Preventative Health from Baylor University with a specialization in exercise science and exercise as a therapeutic modality for improving health. He completed post-doctoral research training in translational health science at the University of Florida, and was promoted to assistant professor in 2012.

Dr. Buford’s Publications