MSDH Administration

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State Health Officer

State Health Officer
Dr. Daniel Edney (601) 576-7634

Chief of Community Health and Clinical Services
Victor Sutton, Ph.D. (601) 206-1559

Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Justin Turner (601) 576-7634

Chief Nursing Officer
Katherine Farrington (601) 576-8130

Communications
Vacant (601) 576-7667

Health Policy and Planning
Rachel Sprinkle (601) 576-7874

Interpersonal Violence
Joy Jones (601) 206-1540

Legal Counsel
Christin Williams (601) 576-7419

Legislative Liaison
Logan Dillon (601) 576-7634

Performance Improvement
Katherine Richardson (601) 576-7059

Policy Evaluation
Breanne Hancock (601) 576-7428

Senior Deputy
Kris Adcock (601) 206-1540

State Epidemiologist
Dr. Kathryn Taylor interim (601) 576-7725

Communicable Diseases
Jennifer Fulcher (601) 576-7725

Epidemiology
Theresa Kittle (601) 576-7725

Immunization
Amanda Netadj (601) 576-7751

STD/HIV
Kendra Johnson, MPH (601) 576-7723

Tuberculosis
Donald Franklin (601) 576-7700

Internal Audit

Internal Auditor
Wayne Jerome (601) 576-7903

Regional Health Officers

Northern Region
Dr. Crystal L. Tate (662) 841-9015

Central Region
Dr. Donald C. Faucett (601) 981-2304

Southern Region
Dr. Christy Barnett (228) 436-6770

Health Protection

Director
Melissa Parker (601) 576-7680

Emergency Planning & Response
Christy Berry (601) 933-2449

Acute Care Systems
Vacant (601) 933-2442

COVID-19 Response
Alisa Williams (601) 576-7380

Emergency Medical Services
Vacant (601) 576-7380

Environmental Health
Les Herrington (601) 576-7690

Licensure & Certification
Nicole Banes (601) 364-1100

Public Health Laboratory

Director
Daphne Ware, Ph.D. (601) 576-7582

Health Services

Director
Beryl Polk, Ph.D. (601) 576-7472

Child & Adolescent Health
Stacy Callender (601) 576-7816

Oral Health
Dr. Angela Filzen (601) 206-1590

Public Health Pharmacy
Meg Pearson, Pharm. D. (601) 713-3457

Women's Health
Krista Guynes (601) 576-7856

WIC
Jameshyia Ballard, Ph.D., RDN (601) 991-6000

Preventive Health and Health Equity

Director
Cassandra Brown Interim (601) 206-1559

Preventive Health
Vacant (601) 206-1559

Chronic Disease
Felicia Wilson-Simpson, Ph.D. (601) 206-1559

Community Health
Kina White, Dr. P.H. (601) 206-1559

Delta Health Collaborative
Cassandra Dove (662) 455-1344

Health Equity
Nikki Johnson, Dr.P.H. (601) 206-1050

Injury & Violence Prevention
Tasha Lock (601) 206-1559

School Health
Tiffani Grant (601) 206-1559

Tobacco Control
Amy Winter (601) 991-6050

Health Data, Operations and Research

Chief Officer
Dorthy K. Young, PhD (601) 576-7428

Data Governance
(601) 576-7855

EPIC
(601) 576-7058

Health Data & Research
(601) 576-8165

Information Technology
(601) 576-7428

I.T. Security Officer
(601) 576-7821

Revenue Cycle
(601) 576-7886

Vital Records and Statistics
(601) 206-8265

MCH Epidemiologist (CDC assignee)
(601) 576-7906

Field Services

Director
Tim Darnell (601) 576-7951

Health Administration

Director
Sharon Dowdy, CPA (601) 576-7359

Chief Financial Officer
Sharon Dowdy, CPA (601) 576-7359

Financial Management
Geeta Foreman (601) 576-7544

Human Resources / Payroll
Kimberly Reese (601) 576-7642

Support Services
Jennifer Dotson (601) 576-7635

Regional Health Administrators

Northern Region
Jonathan Chaney (662) 841-9015

Central Region
David Caulfield (601) 981-2304

Southern Region
Chad Bridges (228) 436-6770

Last reviewed on Aug 18, 2023 request edits
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