Department of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
University of Alabama at Birmingham
His research interests focus on the chronic inflammation and long-term complications of chronic viral infections, specifically HIV and viral hepatitis, as well as understanding the underlying immune system with regards to vaccines and HIV infection. He has published numerous papers on many aspects of the complications of HIV infection. Specifically, he has evaluated vaccine responses among HIV-infected persons in an effort to better characterize the impact of this immunosuppressive state on the development of both humoral and cellular immune responses. He has conducted studies of hepatitis A, hepatitis B, HPV, HIV, anthrax, smallpox, zoster, and influenza vaccines.
Dr Overton joined the UAB faculty in 2011 to assist in the development of the translational research program in the field of vaccinology and to establish a comprehensive hepatitis C program. He serves as the Co-Director of the AVRC and the Clinic Director for the 1917 Hepatitis Clinic. He is Board-certified in Medicine and Infectious Diseases and is licensed to practice in Alabama.