Leadership and Staff

Affiliate Faculty

University of Mississippi Medical Center

  • Alexander P. Auchus, MD - Professor
    Department of Neurology - Chair
    McCarty Chair of Neurology
  • Sarosh Batlivala, MD - Associate Professor
    Department of Pediatrics
    Division of Pediatric Cardiology - Interim Chief
  • Melverta M. Bender, MLS, MPH - Project Manager
    Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease
  • James B. Brock, MD - Assistant Professor
    Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease - Director
  • William Buchanan, DDS, MMdSc - Professor
    School of Dentistry
    Department of Periodontics
  • Kayla Carr, RN, MSN, FNP-C - Assistant Professor
    School of Nursing
  • Valerie R. Carson, LMSW - Social Worker
    University Hospital - Utilization Review
  • Katherine Cranston, MPH, CHES - Student
    School of Medicine

  • Roy J. Duhe, PhD - Professor
    Department of Radiation Oncology
  • Ike Eriator, Md, MPH - Professor
    Department of Anesthesiology
    Director, Pain Fellowship
  • Christian Rene Gomez, PhD - Associate Professor
    Department of Pathology
    Cancer Institute
  • Felice Gray, LPN - Research Scientist
    School of Medicine
    The MIND Center
  • Michael Griswold, PhD - Professor
    School of Population Health
    Department of Data Science
  • Tia Austin Hayes, BSN, MSN, FNP-C - Nurse Practitioner
    Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology
  • Sheila A. Henderson, DHSc, MSMS - Major Gift Officer
    Office of Development
  • Cynthia Karlson, PhD - Assistant Professor
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology and Oncology
  • Deborah Konkle-Parker, PhD, FNP, FAAN - Professor
    Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease
  • Kyla Leon, Pharm - Pharmacist
  • Crystal S. Lim, PhD - Assistant Professor
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
  • Omar Logue, PhD - Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Department of Neurology
  • Monte E. Luehlfing, PMP, MSSM - IT Project Manager-Senior
    Department of Information Systems
  • Gailen D. Marshall Jr., MD, PhD, FACP - Professor
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Allergy and Immunolgoy - Chair
  • Mauda L. Monger, MPH - Director, Health Education
    Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease
  • Vinayak K. Nahar, MD, MS, PhD - Affiliate Faculty
    Department of Dermatology
  • Binford T. Nash Jr., MD - Associate Professor
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Disease
  • Joyce Olutade, MD, FAAFP - Assistant Profoessor
    Student Employee Health
    Department of Family Medicine
  • Jason J. Parham, MD, MPH - Associate Professor
    Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease - Director
  • Radhika Pochampally, PhD - Associate Professor
    Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
    Cancer Institute
  • Kathleen Rhodes, MSN, RN, FNP-C - Assistant Professor
    School of Nursing
    Instruction School of Nursing
  • Jennifer C. Robinson, PhD, RN, FAHA - Professor
    School of Nursing
    Associate Dean of Research and Scholarship
  • Mario Sims, PhD, Ms, FAHA - Professor
    Department of Medicine, Jackson Heart Study
  • Sherry Stephens-Gibbson, DrPH, MPH, MCHES - Team Lead, Researcher IV
    Stroke Program Outreach

  • Mary Stewart, PhD, RN - Professor
    Instruction School of Nursing
    Director, PhD Program
  • Monica J. Sutton, PhD - Associate Professor
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Child Development

  • Kedra Wallace, PhD - Assistant Professor
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Research

University of Mississippi

  • Lori M. Ward, PhD - Assistant Professor
    Department of Pharmacy Administration
    Research Assistant in the Center for Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management and Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Mississippi State University

  • Carolyn Adams-Price - Associate Professor
    NSPARC, Department of Psychology
  • Kay Broccatto, PhD - Associate Professor
    Education, Psychology, Counseling and Education
  • Dustin Brown, PhD - Assistant Professor
    Sociology and SSRC
  • David R. Buys, PhD, MSPH - Assistant Extension/Research Professor
    Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion
  • Ronald Cossman, PhD - Research Professor
    Social Science Research Center
    Mississippi Center for Health Workforce - Director
  • Cory Gallo, PLA, ASLA - Associate Professor
    Landscape and Architecture
  • Bill Herndon, PhD - Professor
    Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine
  • Megan Holmes, PhD - Assistant Professor
    Kinesiology
  • Leslie Hossfeld, PhD - Professor 
    Department of Sociology - Head
  • Kecia R. Johnson, PhD - Assistant Professor
    Department of Sociology
  • Torri M. Jones, PhD - Assistant Professor
    Psychology
  • Laura Jean Kerr, PhD - Lecturer
    Department of Sociology
  • Gina Mendez, PhD - Postdoctoral Associate
    Social Science Research Centyer
  • Kenya McKinley, PhD - Assistant Professor
    Department of Sociology
  • Robert McMillien, PhD - Professor
    Department of Psychology
    Associate Professor, Social Science Research Center
  • Brittney Oliver, PhD, CHES - Assistant Professor
    Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion

  • Margaret L. Ralston, PhD - Assistant Professor
    Department of Sociology
  • Kelli Russell, MA - Graduate Student
    Department of Sociology
  • Lindsey Shaw - Student
    Department of Sociology
  • Chartrisa L. Simpson, PhD - Assistant Professor
    Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Chip Templeton - Telehealth Education Manager
    Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion
  • Elizabeth Tofte, PhD - Assistant Professor
    Landscape and Architecture
  • Corey C. Wiggins, PhD, MSPH - Executive Director
    Policy
  • Joe Wilmoth, PhD - Associate Professor
    School of Human Sciences

Jackson State University

  • Trisha Arnold - Doctoral Trainee
    Clinical Psychology
    Jackson State University
    University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Joni Roberts, DrPH - Assistant Professor
    Department of Behavioral and Environmental Health

Other affiliations

  • Jason Bridges, MD - Urologist
    Department of Urology
    Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
  • Marino Bruce, PhD - Research Associate Professor
    Medicine, Health and Society
    Center for Research on Men's Health - Associate Director
    Vanderbilt University
  • Gerri A. Cannon-Smith, MD, MPH - Pediatric Consulting
    Innovative Health Strategies
  • Bernadatte Gilbert, MD - Physician
    Family Medicine
    Penn State Health Children's Hospital
  • Derek Griffith, PhD - Associate Professor
    Medicine, Health and Society
    Center for Research on Men's Health - Founding Director
    Vanderbilt University
  • Ying He, MD, MPH - Epidemiologist
    Mississippi Department of Health

  • DeMarc A. Hickson, PhD, MPH - Executive Director
    Us Helping Us
  • Denise Krause, PhD - Manager Director/Senior Consultant
    Health Data Analytics
  • Krista D. Mincey, DrPh, MPH - Assistant Professor
    Department of Biological and Public Health Sciences
    Xavier University of Louisiana
  • Keith Norris, PhD - Professor
    Geffen School of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research
    Community Engagement and Research Program - Co-Director
    University of California at Los Angeles
  • Kenisha Potter-Stevenson, LMSW - EPSDT Coordinator
    Child Health and Wellness Coordinator
    United Healthcare Community Plan
  • Nina Wong Sarver, PhD - Assistant Professor
    College of Medicine
    Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
    Medical University of South Carolina
  • Roland Thorpe, PhD - Associate Professor
    Faculty Centers and Academic Programs
    School of Public Health, Department of Health, Behavior and Society
    John Hopkins University
  • Emma Veal