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Joey P. Granger, PhD - Principal Investigator and MCCTR Director

Dean Joey Granger, PhD

Dr. Granger is the Billy S. Guyton Distinguished Professor, Professor of Physiology and Medicine, Director of the Cardiovascular-Renal Research Center, and Dean of the School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS. His laboratory has been continuously funded by R01 and/or P01 mechanisms from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) since 1985. 

Granger also currently serves as the principal investigator of a NHLBI Institutional Training Grant entitled “Hypertension and Cardiorenal Diseases Research Training Program." He has a longstanding commitment to translational research and mentorship. He serves as a mentor on several NIH grants including 2 COBRES. As dean of the School of Graduate Studies in Health Sciences, he was instrumental in the establishment of the Master of Science in Clinical Investigation program as well as a PhD/Residency program. He also serves as the director of a grant writing course for the MS in Clinical Investigation program.

Granger served as Chair of the American Heart Association Council on Hypertension and on the Leadership committee of the Inter-American Society of Hypertension. He also served as president of the American Physiology Society in 2012. Granger served on more than 60 review committees, special emphasis panels, and strategic planning meetings for numerous organizations including the American Physiological Society, American Heart Association, NASA, American College of Obstetrics, Veterans Administration, Federal Drug Administration. He has authored or co-authored over 280 peer-reviewed manuscripts.

Granger is currently an associate editor for Hypertension and serves as Co-Editor on the eBook series entitled Integrative Systems Physiology. He served as the editor of the Council for High Blood Pressure Newsletter and an associate editor for News in Physiological Sciences and American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory and Integrative Physiology. He has received numerous awards over his distinguished career.