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Rachel Adair

Undergraduate Assistant
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Jennifer Alberson

Project Coordinator, MASEP
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Sujan Anreddy PhD

Assistant Research Professor
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Connie Baird-Thomas PhD

Associate Director, SSRC Policy Studies
Director, Evaluation and Research Group
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Cindy Bethel PhD

Billie J. Ball Endowed Professor, Engineering
Director, STaRS Lab
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Lacey Breen

Data Management Assistant, MASEP
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Devon Brenner PhD

Director, SSRC
Professor, Department of Curriculum, Instruction, & Special Education
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Billy Brister

Director of Operations, MASEP
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Lourdes Cardozo-Gaibisso PhD

Assistant Professor, TESOL and Linguistics
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Arthur Cosby PhD

William L. Giles Distinguished Professor
Director Emeritus, SSRC
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Ronald Cossman PhD

Research Professor Emeritus
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Emile Pennington

Communications Coordinator
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Chuck Dawkins

Alcohol Field Staff Specialist
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John F. Edwards PhD

Research Professor and Director, Survey Research Lab, SSRC
Research Scientist, Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station

Delaney Foster

Associate Director for Planning & Assessment Initiatives
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Dana Franz PhD

Professor, Mathematics Education
University Director of Academic Quality
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Sheena Gardner PhD

Assistant Research Professor
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Laura Grandfield

Laboratory Manager, Wolfgang Frese Survey Research Laboratory
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Melinda Hamby

Administrative Assistant II
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Heather Hanna PhD

Assistant Research Professor and Director, Systems Change Lab
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Melinda Hardin

Data Management Assistant, MASEP
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Tockie Hemphill

Project Manager
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Malcolm Huell

Research Associate
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Bradley Long

Project Manager
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Jean Mann

Alcohol Field Specialist, MASEP
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David May PhD

Professor, Department of Sociology
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Blythe McCance

Alcohol Field Specialist, MASEP
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Emily McClelland

Data Management Coordinator, Mississippi Tobacco Data
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John McCown

Research Associate II
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Robert McMillen PhD

Associate Director, Tobacco Control Unit
Professor, Department of Psychology
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Lisa Moore

Accounting Assistant II
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Sierra Nelson

Research Associate I
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Diana Outlaw PhD

Project Manger
Associate Professor
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Callie Poole

Project Manager, Systems Change Lab
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Kathleen Ragsdale PhD

Research Professor
Director, Gender Impacts Lab
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Mary Read-Wahidi PhD

Assistant Research Professor
Co-Director, Gender Impacts Lab

Sarah Rendon

Undergraduate Research Assistant
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Gina Rico Mendez PhD

Assistant Research Professor
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Angela Robertson PhD

Associate Director and Research Professor, SSRC
Coordinator of Research and Development, MASEP
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Miranda Robertson

Publications Manager, Tobacco Control Unit
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Charlie Schloemer

Systems Administrator
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Holli Seitz MPH, PhD

Assistant Professor
Director, Message Laboratory
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Colleen Stouffer

Project Director; Research Fellow
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Megan Stubbs-Richardson PhD

Assistant Research Professor
Co-Director, DS3 Laboratory
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Lori Stubbs

Office Associate
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Nell Valentine

Co-PI and Project Coordinator, Mississippi Tobacco Data Unit
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Kathy Wooten

Contract and Grant Specialist