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Personnel | South Central MIRECC



Mark E. Kunik, MD, MPH
(713) 791-1414 Ext. 10330 or



Michael Kauth, PhD
(713) 440-4460


Associate Director for Research

Jeffrey Pyne, MD
(501) 257-1083


Assistant Director for Research

Ellen P. Fischer, PhD
(501) 257-1711


Associate Director for Education

Ali Abbas Asghar-Ali, MD
(713) 791-1414 Ext. 26771 or


Assistant Director for Education

Geri Adler, PhD
(713) 440-4480


Associate Director for Research Training

Michael A. Cucciare, PhD
(501) 526-8179 or


Associate Director for Improving Clinical Care

Tracey L. Smith, PhD
(713) 791-1414 Ext. 10287

Site Leaders

Houston, Texas

Melinda Stanley, PhD
(713) 794-8841


Little Rock, Arkansas

Jeffrey Pyne, MD
(501) 257-1083


New Orleans, Louisiana

C. Laurel Franklin, PhD
(501) 571-8294

Key Personnel

VISN 16 MIRECC Administrative Officer

Kristin Ward
(501) 257-1236


Houston Anchor Site Administrative Officer

Kendall R. Moore
(713) 791-1414 Ext. 10304


Budget Officer

Dale Perkins
(501) 257-1741


Last updated: July 12, 2016