Photo of Nell ValentineResearch Associate II (L,P,S) and Project Coordinator for the Mississippi Tobacco Data Unit
Office – (662)325-0030

Nell Valentine is a graduate of Mississippi State University and holds
a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology. Since 2002, she has
coordinated the Mississippi Youth Tobacco Survey, which provides the
state with the data needed to design, implement, and evaluate
comprehensive tobacco control programs. Nell is also the project
coordinator for the Mississippi Tobacco Data Unit and works with the
Pathfinders program examining freshman retention. Through the
Mississippi Health Policy Research Center, Mrs. Valentine has
published numerous fact sheets and policy papers that have informed
decisions about health risk behaviors, chronic disease, and increased
cigarette tax proposals in Mississippi. Her research has been also
been published in the Journal of the Mississippi Medical Association.

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