Faculty

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Samuel E. Adunyah

Samuel E. Adunyah, Ph.D.

Chair and Professor
Biochemistry and Cancer Biology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6446
Email: sadunyah@mmc.edu

Zhenbang Chen

Zhenbang Chen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Biochemistry and Cancer Biology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.5775
Email: zchen@mmc.edu

Salil Das

Salil K. Das, D.Sc.

Professor
Biochemistry and Cancer Biology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6988
Email: sdas@mmc.edu

Sakina Eltom

Sakina E. Eltom, D.V.M, Ph.D.

Professor
Biochemistry and Cancer Biology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.5713
Email: seltom@mmc.edu

Amosy E. M'Koma

Amosy E. M’Koma, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Biochemistry and Cancer Biology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6796
Email: amkoma@mmc.edu

Josiah Ochieng

Josiah Ochieng, Ph. D.

Professor
Biochemistry and Cancer Biology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6119
Email: jochieng@mmc.edu

Amos Sakwe

Amos Sakwe, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Graduate Studies and Research

Phone: 615.327.6064
Email: asakwe@mmc.edu

Dr. LaMonica Stewart

LaMonica Stewart, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Biochemistry and Cancer Biology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6749
Email: lstewart@mmc.edu

Manuel Valenzuela

Manuel Valenzuela, Ph.D.

Professor
Biochemistry and Cancer Biology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6253
Email: mvalenzuela@mmc.edu

Dr. Chandravanu Dash

Chandravanu Dash, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Biochemistry and Cancer Biology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6996
Email: cdash@mmc.edu

Jamaine Davis

Jamaine Davis, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Biochemistry and Cancer Biology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.963.2847
Email: jdavis@mmc.edu

Anil Shanker

Anil Shanker, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Biochemistry and Cancer Biology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6460
Email: ashanker@mmc.edu

Shawn Goodwin

J. Shawn Goodwin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Biochemistry and Cancer Biology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6588
Email: jgoodwin@mmc.edu

Deok-Soo Son

Deok-Soo Son, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Biochemistry and Cancer Biology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6501
Email: dson@mmc.edu

Donald Alcendor

Donald Alcendor, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Health Disparities and HIV
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6449
Email: dalcendor@mmc.edu

Fernando Villalta

Fernando Villalta, Ph.D.

Chair and Professor
Microbiology and Immunology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6667
Email: fvillalta@mmc.edu

Minu Chaudhuri

Minu Chaudhuri, Ph.D.

Professor
Microbiology and Immunology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.5726
Email: mchaudhuri@mmc.edu

Dr. Chandravanu Dash

Chandravanu Dash, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Biochemistry and Cancer Biology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6996
Email: cdash@mmc.edu

Xinhong Dong

Xinhong Dong, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Health Disparities and HIV
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6464
Email: xdong@mmc.edu

Robert Holt

Robert Holt, Ph.D.

Professor
Microbiology and Immunology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6673
Email: rholt@mmc.edu

Smita Misra

Smita Misra, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Graduate Studies & Research

Phone: 615.327.6137
Email: smisra@mmc.edu

Pius N. Nde

Pius N. Nde, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Microbiology and Immunology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6175
Email: pnde@mmc.edu

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Waldemar Popik, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Health Disparities and HIV
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6734
Email: wpopik@mmc.edu

Raju Ramaswamy

Raju Ramasamy, Ph.D.

Professor
Microbiology and Immunology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6687
Email: rramasamy@mmc.edu

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Hua Xie, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Professor,
Oral Biology & Research
School: Dentistry

Phone: 615.327.5981
Email: hxie@mmc.edu

Dr. Jui Pandhare

Jui Pandhare

Assistant Professor

Phone:615.327.5890
Email: jpandhare@mmc.edu

Anthony E. Archibong

Anthony E. Archibong, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Physiology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.5714
Email: aarchibong@mmc.edu

Zhongmao Guo

Zhongmao Guo, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor
Physiology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6804
Email: zguo@mmc.edu

Dr. Pandu Gangula

Pandu Gangula, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Physiology, School of Medicine;
Chair
Oral Biology Research, School of Dentistry

Phone: 615.327.6511
Email: pgangula@mmc.edu

Hong Yang

Hong Yang, M.D.

Associate Professor
Physiology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.5772
Email: hyang@mmc.edu

Evangeline Motley-Johnson

Evangeline Motley-Johnson, Ph.D.

Professor
Physiology, School of Medicine;
Associate Dean
School of Graduate Studies & Research

Phone: 615.327.6167
Email: emotley@mmc.edu

Clivel Charlton

Clivel Charlton

Professor
Neuroscience and Pharmacology
School:Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6971
Email: ccharlton@mmc.edu

Sanika S. Chirwa

Sanika S. Chirwa, Ph.D.

Professor
Neuroscience and Pharmacology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6934
Email: schirwa@mmc.edu

Sakina Eltom

Sakina E. Eltom, D.V.M, Ph.D.

Professor
Biochemistry and Cancer Biology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.5713
Email:seltom@mmc.edu

Evangeline Motley-Johnson

Evangeline Motley-Johnson, Ph.D.

Interim Chair and Professor
Physiology, School of Medicine;
Associate Dean
School of Graduate Studies & Research

Phone: 615.327.6167
Email: emotley@mmc.edu

Aramandla Ramesh

Aramandla Ramesh, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Biochemistry and Cancer Biology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6486
Email: aramesh@mmc.edu

Tultul Nayyar

Tultul Nayyar, PhD, MSCI
Assistant Professor and Director
Master of Health Sciences Program

Phone: 615.327.6898
Email: tnayyar@mmc.edu

Clivel Charlton

Clivel Charlton

Chair and Professor
Neuroscience and Pharmacology
School:Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6971
Email: ccharlton@mmc.edu

Sanika S. Chirwa

Sanika S. Chirwa, Ph.D.

Professor
Neuroscience and Pharmacology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6934
Email: schirwa@mmc.edu

Sukhbir S. Mokha

Sukhbir S. Mokha, Ph.D.

Vice Chairman and Professor
Neuroscience and Pharmacology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6933
Email: smokha@mmc.edu

Tultul Nayyar

Tultul Nayyar, PhD, MSCI.

Assistant Professor and Director
Neuroscience and Pharmacology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6898
Email: tnayyar@mmc.edu

Stephanie B. Coursey Bailey

Stephanie B. Coursey Bailey, M.D., M.S

Senior Associate Dean
Public Health Practice,
Graduate Studies & Research

Phone: 615.327.6069
Email: sbailey@mmc.edu

Dr. William Washington

William N. Washington, D.P.A., M.P.A., M.P.H.

Professor and Director, M.S.P.H.
Graduate Studies & Research

Phone: 615.327.6634
Email: wwashington@mmc.edu

Leah R. Alexander

Leah R. Alexander, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Graduate Studies and Research

Phone: 615.327.5839
Email: lalexander@mmc.edu

Vanisha L. Brown

Vanisha L. Brown, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor
Graduate Studies and Research

Phone: 615.327.6707
Email: vbrown@mmc.edu

Maureen Sanderson

Maureen Sanderson, M.P.H., R.D., Ph.D.

Professor
Family & Community Medicine
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.321.2977
Email: msanderson@mmc.edu

Green Ekadi

Green Ekadi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Graduate Studies and Research

Phone: 615.327.5516
Email: gekadi@mmc.edu

Kimberlee Wyche-Etheridge

Kimberlee Wyche-Etheridge, MD

Assistant Director, Assistant Professor
Division of Public Health Practice;
Assistant Professor Pediatrics
Graduate Studies & Research

Phone: 615.327.6069
Email: ketheridge@mmc.edu

Mekeila Cook

Mekeila Cook 

Assistant Professor
Graduate Studies and Research

Phone: 615.327.6000
Email: mcook@mmc.edu

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Mohammad Tabatabai

Professor
Graduate Studies and Research

Phone: 615.327.6000
Email: mtabatabai@mmc.edu

M.S.P.H. Staff

Jeri Hollins-Summers

Administrative Assistant
Dr. Stephanie Bailey; Dr. Kimberlee Wyche-Etheridge,
Division of Public Health Practice
Phone: (615) 327-6069
Email: jsummers@mmc.edu

Amos Sakwe

Amos Sakwe, PhD, MSCI

Assistant Professor
Graduate Studies & Research

Phone: 615.327.6064
Email: asakwe@mmc.edu

Smita Misra

Smita Misra, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Graduate Studies & Research

Phone: 615.327.6137
Email: smisra@mmc.edu

Tultul Nayyar

Tultul Nayyar, PhD, MSCI

Assistant Professor and Director
Master of Health Sciences Program

Phone: 615.327.6898
Email: tnayyar@mmc.edu

Dr. Jui Pandhare

Jui Pandhare, PhD

Assistant Professor

Phone: 615.327.5890
Email: jpandhare@mmc.edu

Letha Woods

Letha Woods, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Director
RISE Office for Professional Development
Graduate Studies and Research

Phone: 615.327.6533
Email: lwoods@mmc.edu