August 7

New faculty

The Medical Center is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff.

Jay O. Craddock, M.D.

Craddock, Jay_smDr. Jay O. Craddock, previously an attending physician at the G. V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center, has joined the Medical Center faculty full time as an assistant professor of ophthalmology.

After receiving his B.S. in biology summa cum laude from Millsaps College, Craddock earned his M.D. in 2010 at UMMC, where he completed the ophthalmology residency program in 2014. He has served as a part-time assistant professor of ophthalmology at UMMC since 2014, except for a one-year interlude to complete a glaucoma fellowship at the UAB Callahan Eye Institute in Birmingham.

A recipient of the University of Mississippi Department of Ophthalmology Honor Award for excellence in the undergraduate study of ophthalmology, Craddock is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society, and is a new member of the American Glaucoma Society. He practices comprehensive ophthalmology with special emphasis on cataract and glaucoma surgery.

Teresa M. Crout, M.D.

Crout_Teresa_smDr. Teresa M. Crout, a recent rheumatology fellow at UMMC, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of medicine.

After receiving her B.S. in nutrition science from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, in 2005, Crout earned her M.D. in 2011 at UMMC, where she had an internal medicine residency from 2011-14 and a rheumatology fellowship from 2015-17. She was chief resident in the Department of Internal Medicine at UMMC from 2014-15.

An Evers Society All Star Resident of the Year selection for 2012-13, Crout is the coauthor of three articles in peer-reviewed publications and two presentations at scientific meetings nationally. A Gold Humanism Honor Society member, she is an active participant in the American College of Rheumatology.

Sarah R. Cunningham, Ph.D.

Cunningham, Sarah_smSarah R. Cunningham, a recent clinical psychology postdoctoral fellow at UMMC, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior.

Cunningham received her B.A. in psychology, magna cum laude, from Spelman College, Atlanta, in 2010. She later completed a clinical psychology predoctoral internship at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Chicago, and earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Jackson State University in 2015. From 2015-17, Cunningham worked at the Medical Center as a clinical psychology postdoctoral fellow.

A Phi Beta Kappa scholar, Cunningham has authored or coauthored three articles in peer-reviewed publications and 19 presentations given at scientific meetings nationally. An active affiliate of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapists, the American Psychological Association and the Association of Black Psychologists, Cunningham serves as early career committee chair of the APA Division 35: Section I (Psychology of Black Women).

Her research interests include psychological trauma/PTSD; intimate partner violence and women’s mental health; and health disparities (broadly defined) in substance use treatment.