Our Team

W. Alex Mason, PhD‌

Principal Investigator

Nicole (Nicki) Bush, PhD

Co-Scientific Director

Kaja LeWinn, ScD

Co-Scientific Director

Alicia Smith, PhD

Scientific Advisor

Fran Tylavsky,DrPH

Co-Investigator

Karen Derefinko, PhD

Co-Investigator

Qi Zhao, PhD

Co-Investigator

Phyllis Richey, PhD

Co-Investigator

Marion Hare, MD

Co-Investigator

Maureen Sorrells, MPH

Research Leader

Lauren Sims Taylor, PhD, MPH

Research Associate III

April Huggins, MA, CCRP

Research Project Coordinator

Ashley Robinson Williams, MPH

Research Study Coordinator

Soma Dutta, MD

Research Study Coordinator

Kelsey Kee, MS

Research Study Coordinator

Katrina Rogers-Phillips

Research Assistant

Beate Griffin, RN

Research Nurse Director

Lisa Jones, RN

Research Nurse Coordinator

James ‘Matt’ Hood

Research Project Coordinator

Isabel Sipkema

Noyce Fellow, Rhodes College

Ashli B. Martin

MPH student, University of Memphis

Morgan Bromley

MPH Student, University of Memphis

Rebecca Johnson

MPH Student, University of Memphis