MS Community Expert

Brooks C. Wingo, PhD

Associate Professor Director, Health Behavior and Disability Lab University of Alabama at Birmingham

Brooks C. Wingo, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) with expertise in dietary behavior and development of dietary behavioral interventions for people with physical disabilities and complex medical conditions. Her current research focuses on understanding the role of dietary patterns on symptom burden and comorbid conditions in adults with spinal cord injury (SCI) and Multiple Sclerosis (MS), as well as adapting evidence-based interventions for adults with these conditions via telehealth. After completing her doctoral training, she completed postdoctoral fellowships in comparative effectiveness research and lifestyle interventions for obesity. The focus of these fellowships was training in the development, implementation, and evaluation of clinical trials that incorporate patient-centered methodologies into dietary and exercise interventions. She have experience conducting clinical trials of behavioral interventions with minority populations, older adults, patients with multiple medical conditions, and adults and children with physical disabilities. Her most recent work includes a study demonstrating the feasibility of improving diet quality in adults with MS via a telehealth behavioral intervention, and she is currently completing a trial of time restricted feeding in adults with MS.