Alayne D. Markland, D.O., M.S.C., is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care and the holder of the Parrish Professorship in Geriatric Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in Birmingham, Alabama. She is also a nationally recognized clinician researcher at the Birmingham VA Health Care System and the Director of Birmingham/Atlanta Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinic Center (GRECC). Her overarching research goal is to enhance access to evidence-based treatment of incontinence and other lower urinary tract symptoms in women and men.  She is the medical director of the multidisciplinary Continence Clinic at UAB and the Birmingham VA Medical Center. She is the principal investigator on the NIH-funded multicenter consortium on the Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Women (PLUS network), the principal investigator on NIH, AHRQ, and VA-funded clinical trials, and an active investigator for the NIH-funded Pelvic Floors Disorders Network (Co-I). With her passion for aging research, she also serves as the Interim Director of the UAB Integrative Center for Aging Research.