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Listing of contacts who are available to field questions from the news media about medical research, education and patient care services at the UVA Health System.

The Public Relations office is available to field questions from the news media about medical research, education and patient care services at the UVA Health System. Please contact us for answers to your questions and to set up interviews with the right researcher, educator or clinician. Our goal is to help you find the best sources for your story, on deadline.

UVA also has a satellite studio located about 10 minutes from the Health System. We can work to arrange satellite interviews with our physicians and staff.

For general media inquiries, call 434.924.5679. After normal business hours, we can be reached by calling 434.982.1100.

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Eric Swensen, Public Information Officer | 434.924.5770

Eric has been with the Health System's marketing department since 2006, writing for and editing a variety of publications and websites. Before working at UVA, he spent about eight years as a reporter with The Progress-Index in Petersburg, Va., The Daily Progress in Charlottesville, Va., and the News & Record in Greensboro, N.C.

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Josh Barney, Senior Marketing & Public Relations Specialist | 434.243.1988

Josh joined the Health System in 2011 as a writer and editor. He previously worked at The Daily Progress newspaper in Charlottesville, Va., first as a reporter and then as an editor. He is a graduate of UVA.

Meghan Bradley

Meghan Bradley, Manager, Market Strategy and Planning | 434.760.3715

Meghan is a marketing communications specialist with experience in brand management, campaign development and public relations. Before joining UVA Health System in 2010, she was in Chicago where she worked in the marketing department of the American Lung Association followed by the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a graduate of UVA.

Kearby Chen

Kearby Chen, Senior Marketing & Public Relations Specialist | 434.270.3261 

Kearby joined the Health System in 2015. He has extensive strategic marketing experience and most recently served as senior marketing strategy director at Merkle|RKG. He is a graduate of UVA. 

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Hannah Humphrey, Marketing & Public Relations Specialist | 434.906.7449

Hannah joined UVA Health System in 2016. Before joining UVA, she served as a marketing and sales director for Brookdale Arlington Senior Living in northern Virginia. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia.

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Alex Prevost, Marketing & Public Relations Specialist | 434.906.7255

Alex joined the Health System in 2015 as a marketing/PR specialist. He is a graduate of James Madison University.  

Eileen Schmidt

Eileen Schmidt, Marketing & Public Relations Specialist | 434.962.7514

Eileen joined the Health System in 2014. She previously worked in the University of Virginia Athletic Department. Eileen completed her undergraduate work at UVA and graduate work at the University of Arkansas.


Justina Sutphin

Justina Sutphin, Senior Marketing & Public Relations Specialist | 434.326.7004

Justina joined the Health System in 2015. She has an extensive healthcare marketing background, having served as a senior marketing manager at Presbyterian Healthcare Services in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland and received her MBA from Loyola University Maryland Sellinger School of Business and Management.


Angela

Angela Taylor, Marketing & Public Relations Specialist | 434.465.4536

Angela joined the Health System in 2009 as a marketing outreach coordinator in Community Relations. She holds an undergraduate degree in Health Education/Health Promotion from Radford University and is an MBA candidate at Averett University.

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