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CHSI Affiliated Faculty

The Center’s Affiliated Faculty are comprised of professionals from many different UTHSC colleges, regional universities, and other institutions. We would welcome your adding your strength to ours.

Benefits
  • Information on funding opportunities, databases, and tools to support health systems improvement research
  • Shared databases
  • Highlighting your work on Center website
  • Opportunities for collaboration with multidisciplinary faculty from UTHSC, University of Memphis, Rhodes College, and other institutions
Expected Contributions
  • Participate in at least three monthly (first Wednesday) Health System Research Conferences per year
  • Share research ideas and opportunities with Center affiliate faculty and staff
  • Mentor junior faculty, fellows, residents, and students in health systems improvement research
  • Participate in collaborative research activities with other affiliate faculty
How to become an Affiliated Faculty member
  • Hold a faculty appointment at one of the Center’s collaborating institutions
  • Complete and submit your application.
Affiliated Faculty

SangNam Ahn, PhD, MPSA. Assistant Professor, Division of Health Systems Management and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Memphis

Teresa Britt, MSN, RN. Director, Interprofessional Education and Clinical Simulation

Ian M. Brooks, PhD. Associate Director, Department of Biostatistics and Biomedical Informatics, MedStar Health Research Institute

Mace Coday, PhD. Professor of Preventive Medicine and Psychiatry

William C. Cushman, MD. Chief, Preventive Medicine, Veterans Affairs Medical Center & Professor, Preventive Medicine, Medicine, Medicine, Physiology

Robert L. Davis, MD, MPH. Governor's Chair, UTHSC-ORNL Center in Biomedical Informatics & Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Stewart Edwards Dismuke, MD, MSPH, FACP, FACPM. Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine

Aram Dobalian, PhD, JD, MPH. Director of the Division of Health Systems Management and Policy, Professor, School of Public Health, University of Memphis

Tracey Doering, MD, FACP. Associate Professor of Medicine, UTHSC/St Thomas Health, Nashville; Governor of the Tennessee Chapter of the American College of Physicians

Justin Gatwood, PhD, MPH. Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy

Carolyn Graff, PhD, RN, FAAIDD. Professor, PhD Program Director, Nursing Science

Cori Cohen Grant, PhD, MBA. Research Associate, American Medical Group Association

Mary Lou Gutierrez, PhD. Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

L. Jeff Harris, MD, MSPH. Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine

Margaret Thorman Hartig, PhD, APRN-BC, FAANP. Professor, FNP Concentration Coordinator, Department of Advanced Practice and Doctoral Studies

Benjamin S. Heavrin, MD, MBA, FACEP. Chief Medical Officer, QSource

Peter Hossler, PhD.Assistant Professor, Urban Studies, Rhodes College 

Mehmet Kocak, PhD. Associate Professor, Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Department of Preventive Medicine

Sajeesh Kumar, PhD. Chair & Director, Health Outcomes and Policy Research, Associate Professor, Department of Health Informatics & Information Management

Rebecca Krukowski, PhD. Associate Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine

Sam Li, PhD. Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy

Charisse R. Madlock-Brown, PhD, MLS. Assistant Professor, Department of Health Informatics and Information Management, College of Health Professions

Michelle Martin, PhD. Professor, Preventive Medicine; Director, Center for Innovation in Health Equity Research

Fawaz Mzayek, MD, MPH, PhD. Associate Professor of Epidemiology, University of Memphis

Christie Michael, MD. Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Kiraat Munshi, PhD, BPharm, MS. Senior Outcomes Research Manager, Express Scripts

Daphne Maureen Norwood, MD, MPH. Assistant Professor, Transitional Year Residency Program Director, Internal Medicine Associate Program Director, UT College of Medicine – Knoxville

Timir K. Paul, MD PhD. Associate Professor, Division of Cardiology; Director, Interventional Cardiology; Associate Program Director, Cardiology Fellowship; Director, Cardiovascular Research; Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University

M. Paige Powell, PhD, MHA. Assistant Professor, Division of Health Systems, Management, and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Memphis

Risa Ramsey, PhD, EMBA, RN, CCRC. Executive Director, Clinical Research, Associate Professor, College of Nursing

Yazhini Ravi, MD. Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiac Surgery

George Relyea, MS. Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University of Memphis

Rebecca Reynolds, EdD, MS, BS. Professor & Chair, Department of Health Informatics & Information Management

Sarah Rhoads, PhD, DNP, WHNP-BC, FAANProfessor, College of Nursing

David Schwartz, MD, FACR. Professor and Vice-Chair, Radiation Oncology; Professor, Preventive Medicine; Director, Center for Health Equity, Department of Radiation Oncology

Susan Scott, MSN, RN, WOCN. PS/QI Educator, Department of Graduate Medical Education

Charles Snyder, PhD, MPH, EdM. Assistant Professor, College of Graduate Health Sciences; Director of Health Disparities Education and Community Engagement

Laura R. Sprabery, MD, BS,. Associate Professor, Medicine-General Internal Medicine

Helmut Steinberg, MD. Professor, College of Medicine-Endocrinology

Chittoor Sai Sudhakar, MD. Professor Chief, Division of Cardiac Surgery

David A. Tipton, DDS, PhD. Professor, Department of Bioscience Research, College of Dentistry

Elizabeth (Betsy) Tolley, PhD. Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine

Jim Wan, PhD. Professor, Biostatistics & Epidemiology; Associate Professor, General Internal Medicine; Associate Professor, Urology

Mona Newsome Wicks, PhD, RN, FAAN. Professor, Department of Advanced Practice and Doctoral Studies, College of Nursing

Lee Williams, OTD, OTR/L. Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Health Professions

Xinhua Yu, MD, PhD, MS. Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University of Memphis

Anne Zachry, PhD, OTR/L.  Chair & Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Health Professions

Questions? Please email chsi@uthsc.edu.

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Last Published: Aug 20, 2020