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TTUHSC Faculty Hold National and State Leadership Positions 

TTUHSC faculty have many responsibilities within the university, but many of them also hold appointments in state and national organizations. Positions listed have start/end year of 2021.

Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy

Craig Cox, PharmD, vice chair, experiential programs, professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice 

  • Board of Directors, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Devin Lowe, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Immunotherapeutics and Biotechnology

  • American Association for Cancer Research member
  • American Association of Immunologists member
  • National Academy of Inventors member

Sanjay Srivastava, PhD, chair, Department of Immunotherapeutics and Biotechnology

  • American Association for Cancer Research member
  • American Association for Pharmaceutical Sciences member
  • American Association for Advancement of Science member

School of Health Professions 

Jean-Michel Brismee, PT, ScD, chair, professor

  • Editor-in-Chief – Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy
  • Program Director Clinical Fellowship Program in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy IAOM-US
  • Chair Research Committee International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine

Toby Brooks, PhD, LAT, ATC, associate professor, Master of Athletic Training Program

  • Director of Education, National Sports Performance Association
  • Texas Council of Chief Academic Officers Academic Leadership Academy Fellow

Melinda Corwin, PhD, CCC-SLP, assistant director, professor, director

  • President, past-president, Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation
  • Co-Advisor, TTUHSC Chapter of NSSLHA

Debra Flores, PhD, assistant professor, Master of Science in Healthcare Administration

  • Texas Public Health Association governing board member
  • Health Literacy Texas governing board member
  • Texas Association Promotora/CHW Association governing board chair

Tori Gustafson, AuD, CCC-A, associate professor

  • Counselor for VP of Audiology, Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Brittany Hall, MS, CCC-SLP, assistant professor, Speech-Language Pathology Program

  • Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association Vice President of Educational and Scientific Affairs

Jeffrey Helton, PhD, CRCR, CSAF, instructor, Healthcare Administration Program

  • Association of University Programs in Health Administration Board of Directors and Treasurer

Candace Hicks, PhD, CCC-A, chair, Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences

  • Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation Secretary

Kerry Gilbert, ScD, PT, professor, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

  • State Anatomical Board of Texas Member

Tori Gustafson, AuD, CCC-A, associate professor, Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences

  • Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association Counselor for Vice President of Audiology

Larry Munger, PhD, LAT, ATC, assistant professor, Master of Athletic Training Program

  • Joubert Syndrome and Related Disorders Foundation Board of Directors/Executive Board Immediate Past President

Wade Redman, PhD, MT(ASCP), DLM, associate dean for Online Learning

  • Texas Society for Advancement of Health Professions President Elect

Christina Robohm-Leavitt, DMSc, MS, PA-C, Permian Basin regional dean,

  • NSDAR Lt. William Brewer Chapter Vice Regent

Sherry Sancibrian, MS, BCS-CL, CCC-SLP, associate chair, Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences

  • Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation Director Emeritus
  • Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Licensing Board Presiding Officer

Laurie Stelter, PhD, OTR, assistant professor, Occupational Therapy Program

  • Texas Occupational Therapy Association Vice President

Sandra Whisner, PhD, OTR, director, Occupational Therapy Program

  • Texas Occupational Therapy Foundation Secretary

School of Medicine

Ronald Cook, DO, chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine

  • Texas Medical Association Council on Socioeconomics board member

Heather Holmes-Featherston, MD, associate professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Texas Drug Utilization Review Board member
  • Texas Collaborative for Healthy Mothers and Babies board member

Jongyeol Kim, MD, professor, Department of Neurology

  • American Society of Neuroimaging Board of Directors

Matthew Timberlake, MD, assistant professor, Department of Pediatrics

  • Chairperson, Texas Pediatric Society- Executive Board

School of Nursing 

Alyce Ashcraft, PhD, professor, associate dean for Research and Scholarship

  • President, National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence
  • Glenna Roberts Endowed Practiceship of Nursing

Steve Branham, PhD, ENP, NP-C, associate professor, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program

  • Emergency Nurses Association Advanced Practice Advisory Council

Lisa Campbell, DNP, APHN, associate professor, director, Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

  • President, President Elect, Past President, American Public Health Association, Public Health Nursing Section, Washington, DC.

Jennifer Lynn Collins, PhD, associate professor

  • Chairperson, American Public Health Association, Public Health Nursing Section, Austin, TX.

Jeannette Crenshaw, DNP, professor, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

  • Past Chairperson, United States Breastfeeding Committee, Washington, DC.
  • Co-Chair, American Academy of Nursing

Chris Esperat, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, professor, associate dean for Clinical Services and Community Engagement

  • Chairperson, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

Michael L Evans, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, dean

  • President, American Nurses Credentialing Center

Hollis Franco, PhD, MSN, assistant professor, wellness director, Traditional Undergrad BSN Program

  • Director of Nominations, Texas League for Nursing

Tara Hilliard, PhD, MSN, director, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program

  • Officer, Treasurer, Texas Nurse Practitioners Foundation

Valerie Kiper, DNP, associate professor, RN-BSN Program

  • Texas Organization of Nurse Executives Secretary

Melissa Leal, MS, CHSE, simulation director, Louise and Clay Wood Simulation Center

  • Chairperson, Society for Simulation in Healthcare

Emily Merrill, PhD, associate dean, department chair of APRN programs, professor

  • Legislative Ambassador, Texas Nurse Practitioners
  • Chairperson, Texas Nurse Practitioners Foundation

Pearl Merritt, EdD, regional dean,

  • Task Force Chair, Texas Center for Nursing Workforce Studies, Long-term Care Task Force

Laura Opton, DHSc, associate professor, director, Second Degree BSN Program

  • Membership Director, Texas League for Nursing

Shelly Seth, SNP, SCNP-BC, assistant professor

  • Director, Newsletter Chair, Texas Nurses Association

Erin Sing, DNP, associate professor, Nurse Midwifery Program

  • President, President Elect, Past President Consortium of Texas Certified Nurse-Midwives.

Amanda Veesart, PhD, associate dean, associate professor

  • Board of Directors, Texas League of Nursing

Jeff Watson, DNP, MSN, associate dean, assistant professor

  • Board of Directors, American Nurses Association

Christine Weaver, DNP, associate professor, Accelerated BSN Program

  • Director of Membership, Texas League for Nursing

Crystal Wilkinson, DNP, Accelerated Nursing Program

  • Treasurer, Texas Nurses Association

 

 

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