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Program Faculty

Mentors and coaches

  • Bettina M. Beech, DrPH, MPH
    Contact PI, OHD PRIDE
    Founding Dean, John D. Bower School of Population Health
    Professor of Population Health Science, Pediatrics, and Family Medicine
    Executive Director, Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities
    University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Keith C. Norris, MD, PhD
    Multiple PI, OHD PRIDE
    Professor of Medicine
    David Geffen School of Medicine
    University of California at Los Angeles
  • Marino A. Bruce, PhD, MSRC, MDiv
    Science Director, OHD PRIDE
    Research Associate Professor of Medicine, Health, and Society
    Director, Program for Research on Faith and Health
    Associate Director, Center for Research on Men’s Health
    Vanderbilt University
  • Derek M. Griffith, PhD (Coach)
    Professor of Medicine, Health and Society
    Founding Director, Center for Research on Men’s Health
    Vanderbilt University
  • Elizabeth Heitman, PhD
    Professor, Program in Ethics in Science and Medicine
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Stephania T. Miller-Hughes, PhD, MS, MSCI (Coach)
    Associate Professor of Surgery
    Meharry Medical College
  • Roland J. Thorpe, Jr., PhD
    Associate Professor of Health, Behavior, and Society
    Director, Program for Research on Men’s Health
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Program faculty

  • Ronny A. Bell, PhD
    Professor and Chair of Public Health
    Brody School of Medicine
    East Carolina University
  • Gary G. Bennett, PhD
    Professsor of Psychology & Neuroscience, Global Health, and Medicine
    Duke University
  • Adolfo Correa, MD, MPH, PhD, MBA
    Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, and Population Health Science
    Director and PI, Jackson Heart Study
    University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Melicia C. Whitt-Glover, PhD, FACSM
    President and CEO, Gramercy Research Group
    Executive Director, Center of Excellence for the Elimination of Health Disparities
    Winston-Salem State University
  • Shiriki K. Kumanyika, PhD, MPH
    Founder and Chair, Council on Black Health
    Research Professor, Community Health and Prevention
    Dornsife School of Public Health
    Drexel University
  • Dulcie Kermah, EdD, MPH
    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science
  • Daniel W. Jones, MD
    Professor of Medicine and Physiology
    Director of Clinical and Population Science,
    Mississippi Center for Obesity Research
    University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Dara D. Mendez, PhD, MPH
    Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences and Epidemiology
    University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
  • Nia S. Mitchell, MD, MPH
    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Duke University
  • Isabel C. Scarinci, PhD, MPH
    Professor of Preventive Medicine
    University of Alabama School of Medicine
  • Angela Odoms-Young, PhD
    Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Nutrition
    College of Applied Health Sciences
    University of Illinois at Chicago