Staff

 

GTEC Principal Investigator


Marinelle Payton, MD, Ph.D., MS, MPH
Assistant Dean for Research and Program Development
Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Director and Principal Investigator, Institute of Epidemiology and
Health Services Research and Center of Excellence in Minority Health
Jackson State University School of Public Health
Jackson Medical Mall – Thad Cochran Center 
350 West Woodrow Wilson Avenue, Suite 2280 
Jackson, MS 39213 
Telephone: (601) 979-8817;  Fax: 601-979-1412 
marinelle.payton@jsums.edu 
 

Director of Training and Education


Brenda W. Campbell Jenkins, MPH, Ph.D.
Director of Training and Education
Jackson State University School of Public Health
Jackson Heart Study Graduate Training and Education Center
Jackson Medical Mall Thad Cochran Center
350 West Woodrow Wilson Avenue, Suite 2900-B
Jackson, MS 39213
Telephone: (601) 979-8731,  Fax: (601) 979-1412
brenda.w.campbell@jsums.edu 

 

Senior Research Scientist


Clifton Addison, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor/Senior Research Scientist 
Jackson State University School of Public Health
Jackson Heart Study Graduate Training and Education Center

Jackson Medical Mall Thad Cochran Center
350 West Woodrow Wilson Avenue, Suite 2900-B  
Jackson, MS  39213 
Telephone:  (601) 979-8765;  Fax: (601) 979-1412 
clifton.addison@jsums.edu

 

Director of Data Management/Senior Programmer Analyst


Gregory Wilson, Sr., MA, Ph.D.
Director of Data Management/Senior Programmer Analyst
Jackson Heart Study Graduate Training and Education Center
Jackson State University School of Public Health
Jackson Medical Mall Thad Cochran Center
350 West Woodrow Wilson Avenue, Suite 2900-B
Jackson, MS 39213
Telephone: (601) 979-8757;   Fax: (601) 979-1412
gregory.wilson@jsums.edu 

 

Research Associate


Monique White, MPH, Ph.D.
Research Associate
Jackson Heart Study Graduate Training and Education Center
Jackson State University School of Public Health
Jackson Medical Mall Thad Cochran Center
350 West Woodrow Wilson Avenue, Suite 2900
Jackson, MS 39213
Telephone: (601) 979-8734;  Fax: (601) 979-1412
monique.s.white@jsums.edu 

 

Business Operations Manager


Katherine Herron, MPA
Business Operations Manager
Jackson Heart Study Graduate Training and Education Center
Jackson State University School of Public Health
Jackson Medical Mall Thad Cochran Center
350 West Woodrow Wilson Avenue, Suite 2900
Jackson, MS 39213
Telephone: (601) 979-8733;  Fax: (601) 979-1412
katherine.herron@jsums.edu  

 

Administrative Assistant


Clevette Woodberry, BA
Administrative Assistant 
Jackson Heart Study Graduate Training and Education Center
Jackson State University School of Public Health 
Jackson Medical Mall Thad Cochran Center
350 West Woodrow Wilson Avenue, Suite 2900-B
Jackson, MS 39213
Telephone: (601) 979-8705  Fax: (601) 979-1412
clevette.l.woodberry@jsums.edu

 

Learning Community Advisors


Amal Mitra, Ph.D.
Professor and Fulbright Scholar
Director, SPH Global Health Initiatives for Southeast Asia and Western Pacific Regions
Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Jackson State University School of Public Health 
Telephone: (601) 979 8788 
http://www.jsums.edu/health/dr-amal-k-mitra/

 

Barbara Graham, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor
Department of Biology
Jackson State University College of Liberal Arts
Telephone: (601) 979-1624
barbara.e.graham@jsums.edu

 

Debra Pate, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology, 
Jackson State University College of Liberal Arts
Telephone: (601) 979-3379
debra.s.pate@jsums.edu  

 

Manoj Sharma Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Behavioral Health Promotion and Education 
Jackson State University School of Public Health
Telephone: (601) 979-8850
manoj.sharma@jsums.edu

 

Pamela Banks, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair 
Department of Psychology, 
Jackson State University College of Liberal Arts
Telephone: (601) 979-3378
pamela.g.banks@jsums.edu

 

Russell Bennett, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and DrPH Program Coordinator
Department of Health Policy and Management 
Jackson State University School of Public Health 
Telephone: (601) 979-8822
russell.l.bennett@jsums.edu

 

Tor Kwembe, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair 
Department of Mathematics and Statistical Sciences
Jackson State University College of Science & Technology
Telephone: (601) 979-2161
tor.a.kwembe@jsums.edu

 

Yongha Yan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics & Statistical Sciences
Jackson State University College of Science & Technology
Telephone: (601) 979-3762
yonghua.yan@jsums.edu

 

Instructors


Azad R Bhuiyan, MD, MPH, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Jackson State University School of Public Health 
Jackson Medical Mall Thad Cochran Center
350 West Woodrow Wilson Avenue, Suite 233
Jackson, MS 39213
Telephone: (601) 979-8794;  Fax: (601) 979-8848
azad.r.bhuiyan@jsums.edu

 

Vincent Mendy, DrPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Jackson State University School of Public Health 
Jackson Medical Mall Thad Cochran Center
350 West Woodrow Wilson Avenue, Suite 221
Jackson, MS 39213
Telephone:  (601) 979-3106  Fax: (601) 979-8848 
vincent.mendy@jsums.edu 

 

Daniel F. Sarpong, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Minority Health Disparities Research and Education (CMHDRE)
Endowed Chair of Health Disparities
Associate Professor
College of Pharmacy
Xavier University of Louisiana 
1 Drexel Drive
New Orleans, LA 70125
Phone:  (504) 520-5345  Fax: (501) 520-7930

dsarpong@xula.edu

 

Jung Hye Sung Lee, Dr.Sc., MPH 
Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Jackson State University School of Public Health 
Jackson Medical Mall Thad Cochran Center
350 West Woodrow Wilson Avenue, Suite 230
Jackson, MS 39213
Telephone:  (601) 979-8792 
jung.h.lee@jsums.edu