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Mississippi State Board of Health

 
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Elayne H. Anthony, PhD

Location: Madison

Service

7/1/2013 - 6/30/2019
7/1/2007 - 6/30/2013

Ed D. "Tad" Barham, MD, FACR (Chairman)

Location: Clinton

Service

7/1/2017 - 6/30/2023
4/24/2012 - 6/30/2017

J. Edward Hill, MD, FAAFP

Location: Tupelo

Service

7/1/2015 - 6/30/2021
7/1/2009 - 6/30/2015
7/1/2007 - 6/30/2009
7/17/2006 - 3/30/2007

  • President, American Medical Association, 2005-2006
  • Chairman of the Board, World Medical Association, 2006-2010

Lucius M. Lampton, MD, FAAFP

Location: Magnolia

Service

7/1/2013 - 6/30/2019
7/1/2007 - 6/30/2013
7/1/2006 - 3/30/2007

  • Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Tulane School of Medicine
  • William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Editor, Journal of the Mississippi State Medical Association
  • Past President, Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians
  • Past President, South Central Mississippi Medical Society
  • President, Foundation of Mississippi History

Edward "Ed" J. Langton

Location: Hattiesburg

Service

7/1/2017 - 6/30/2023
2/6/2014 - 6/30/2017

Robert "Bobby" J. Moody

Location: Louisville

Service

3/4/2014 - 6/30/2019

Betty Jane "B. J." Phillips, DrPH

Location: Brandon

Service

6/5/2015 - 6/30/2019

  • Distinguished Service Award, 1990
    University of North Carolina Alumni Association
  • Felix J. Underwood Award, 1988
    Durwood L. Blakey Award, 1985
    Mississippi Public Health Association

Sammie Ruth Rea, RN

Location: Jackson

Service

7/1/2015 - 6/30/2021
7/1/2007 - 6/30/2009
7/1/2010 - 6/30/2015

Dwalia Sherree South, MD

Location: Ripley

Service

7/1/2015 - 6/30/2021

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians
  • President of the Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians, 1999-2000
  • Mississippi Family Physician of the Year Award, 2003
  • President of the Mississippi State Medical Association, 2007-2008
  • Jimmy Waites Leadership Award
    Mississippi State Medical Association

Wheeler Timothy "Tim" Timbs, III

Location: Sunflower

Service

7/1/2017 - 6/30/2023
7/16/2014 - 6/30/2017

  • Chairman, Board of Trustees South Sunflower County Hospital
  • Member, Board of Governors Mississippi Economic Council
  • Delta Region Research-in-Action Award, 2016
    MS Governor's Conference on Tourism

Thad Waites, MD, FACC (Vice-Chairman)

Location: Hattiesburg

Service

7/1/2015 - 6/30/2021
5/25/2010 - 6/30/2015

  • Member, Board of Trustees of the American College of Cardiology
  • Chair, American College of Cardiology Board of Governors, 2011

About the Board of Health

  • The Mississippi State Department of Health is governed by an 11-member Board appointed for staggered terms by the Governor.
  • The Board meets on the second Wednesday of January, April, July and October.
  • The Board provides policy direction for the Agency.
  • The Board appoints a State Health Officer to operate the Agency.
  • The Board approves the State Health Plan.
  • The Board approves all Rules and Regulations of the Agency.
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