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The ACT Center Team - University of Mississippi Medical Center


Thomas J. Payne, PhD
Professor, Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences
ACT Center Director

Natalie Gaughf, PhD
Assistant Professor, Academic Affairs
ACT Center Consultant

Holly Peeples, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine
Medical Director

Christine Sheffer, PhD
Associate Medical Professor, Department of Community Health and Social Medicine, City University of New York
ACT Center Consultant

Karen M. Crews, DMD
Professor Emeritus
Former ACT Center Director


Debbra Hunter, MBA
Director of Clinic Operations

Lakisha Johnson
Billing Specialist I

Nancy Alford
Administrative Assistant II

Victoria Miles
Administrative Assistant II

Anastasia Smith-McEwen, MS
Tobacco Treatment Counselor

Brittany Tichenor, MS
Tobacco Treatment Specialist

All Statewide Partners offering treatment

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