About Us

Main Content

Population Health Science Staff

Mena, Leandro.Leandro Mena, MD, MPH
Chair and Professor, Department of Population Health Science
Professor, Department of Medicine
Director, Center for HIV/AIDS Research, Education and Policy
Phone: (601) 815-9523
Office: TR202-12
.Dixon,-Tzatwanza-high-res.jpgTzatwanza "T" Dixon, MBA
Director of Operations
Phone: (601) 984-4861
Office: TR202-13
Michael Welsch.jpgMichael Welsch, Ph.D., FACSM 
Program Director, MS and PhD in Population Health Science

Phone: (601) 815-9335
Office: TR202-03
Faculty profile
Charles Chima.jpgCharles Chima, MBBS, DrPH, MSc
Program Director, Executive MS in Population Health Management
Assistant Professor
Phone: (601) 815-9544
Office: TR202-04
Bates,-Andrew.jpgAndrew Bates, MS
Program Administrator
Phone: (601) 815-1213
Office: TR202-14
GOMILLIA.jpegCourtney Gomillia, MS
Project Manager III
Phone: (601) 815-9522
Office: TR202-11

Gina Hamilton, MA
Project Manager II
Phone: (601) 815-9003
Office: Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute, JMM A110

Brandy W Lucious, LMSW
Social Worker II
Phone: (601) 815-9693
Office: JMM
Morris_Mirreka_Web.jpgMirreka Morris, MHA
Education Administrator
Phone: (601) 815-1214
Office: TR202-05

Research and DOM staff


Kendra Johnson
Project Manager III
Phone: (601) 984-4891

Mallett-Lewis,-Demetra.jpgDemetra Mallett-Lewis, MPH
Project Manager I
Phone: (601) 815-5863
Office: JMM 3440

Tiera D. Minor
RN-Clinical Research
Phone: (601) 984-2710
Office: JMM 3210


Bianca Key
Researcher III
Office: TR202-09


Khadijra Lockwood, MS
Researcher III
Phone: (601) 815-4171
Office: JMM 3820


Angela Omondi, MPH, CHES
Researcher III
Phone: (601) 815-7141
Office: TR202-09


Lemichal T. Drake
Researcher II


Donald E. Moore
Researcher II


Jeremy Grishby
Researcher II-PT


Catrell Johnson
Research and Outreach Specialist


Marcus McPherson
Research and Outreach Specialist
Phone: (601) 815-9015
Office: Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute, JMM


Shirnisha Boyd
Administrative Assistant I
Phone: (601) 815-3535
Office: Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute, JMM


Lauren S. Pongetti, OTR/L
Student Researcher III
Office: TR202-09