Center Staff

Dr. M Jo Edwards
M. Jo Edwards, Ed.D.
Adams Chair of Excellence in Health Care Services 

Dr. Edwards holds the Adams Chair of Excellence in Health Care Services at MTSU and, until 2015, served as the Director of the Center for Health and Human Services, CHHS. She was the principal investigator on projects serviced through CHHS:  SMART Mothers Are Resisting Tobacco, Tennessee Anti-Tobacco Advocacy Initiative,  Tennessee Comprehensive Cancer Control, Prevention Through Understanding: Investigating Unexpected Child Death, and previously, STOP (Student Tobacco Outreach & Prevention), Career Mapping, and Yes I Can! Diabetes Self Management Program. She has produced multiple editions of Allied Health in Tennessee: A Supply and Demand Study, the Allied Health Directory for Tennessee, and the Rutherford County Health Watch. Dr. Edwards was the founding director of the Tennessee Institute of Public Health (TNIPH) and now serves on TNIPH's Board of Directors.


Jeannie Paul

Jeannie S. Paul, B.S.
Executive Assistant Adams Chair of Excellence

Ms. Paul provides administrative support to the Adams Chair of Excellence. She also provides technical and fiscal support to project managers. In addition, she assists with coordinating the logistical arrangements for events, conferences, and meetings.