SC CHEC Leadership

Program Director

Dr. Marvella Ford 

Marvella E. Ford, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Cancer Disparities
Hollings Cancer Center
Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Medical University of South Carolina

Associate Program Directors

Omar Bagasra, Ph.D.
Director, South Carolina Center for Biotechnology
Professor, Department of Biology, Claflin University

Gayle Tyler-Stukes
Interim Division Chair, Health and Natural Sciences
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Voorhees College

Lucia Pirisi-Creek, M.D.
Professor, Department of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology
University of South Carolina

Judith Salley-Guydon, Ph.D.
Professor and Chairperson, Department of Biological & Physical Sciences
South Carolina State University