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Program Faculty

The UMMC-GTEC program faculty bring expertise in cardiovascular epidemiology and related research, health disparities, evidence-based approaches in research training, education, and coaching of diverse students and early-career faculty. We also bring a deep familiarity and history of engagement with colleges and universities in Mississippi, and state-of-the-art research resources and infrastructure.

Jennifer Reneker

Jennifer Reneker, PT, MSPT, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator and Director, UMMC-GTEC
Assistant Dean for Scholarly Innovation, John D. Bower School of Population Health
Associate Professor, Department of Population Health Science
University of Mississippi Medical Center

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Lecretia Buckley, Ph.D.
Career Guide, UMMC-GTEC
Education Quality Improvement Director, School of Medicine
Associate Professor, Department of Population Health Science
University of Mississippi Medical Center

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Victoria Gholar, DNP, MSN, PMH-BC
Career Guide, UMMC-GTEC
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, John D. Bower School of Population Health
University of Mississippi Medical Center

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Elizabeth Heitman, Ph.D.
Director of Curriculum, UMMC-GTEC
Professor, Program in Ethics in Science and Medicine
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Walker, Benjamin 20220701 01 Web.jpgBenjamin Walker, Ph.D., MS
Biostatistical Mentor, UMMC-GTEC
Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health Science
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Atehortua-de-la-Pena,-Nelson-Headshot-Web.jpgNelson Atehortua De la Pena, MD, Ph.D., MPH
Biostatistical Mentor, UMMC-GTEC
Director, Office of Health Data and Research
Mississippi State Department of Health
Affuso,-Olivia-Headshot-Web.jpgOlivia Affuso, Ph.D., FACSM
Research Mentor, UMMC-GTEC
Director, Strategic Leadership Initiatives
Council on Black Health
Chander,-Harish-Headshot-Web.jpgHarish Chander, Ph.D., MS
Research Mentor, UMMC-GTEC
Associate Professor and Co-Director, Department of Biomechanics and Neuromotor Control
Mississippi State University