MSTP Advisory Committee

The MSTP Advisory Committee (MSTPAC) consists of 11 members from the Heersink School of Medicine faculty, Department of Medicine faculty, and the School of Public Health faculty. The MSTP Director and MSTP Assistant Directors occupy four of these positions.

In addition to serving as a policy advisory group, the MSTPAC acts as the admissions committee for the program.


Talene Yacoubian

Talene Yacoubian, MD, PhD

MSTP Director

Professor, Department of Neurology 

Gregory Payne

Gregory Payne, MD, PhD

MSTP Assistant Director

Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases 

Chad Petit

Chad Petit, PhD

MSTP Assistant Director

Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics 

Stefanie Krick

Stefanie Krick, MD, PhD

MSTP Assistant Director

Assistant Professor, Medicine-Pulmonary, Allergry, and Critical Care Medicine 

William Geisler

William Geisler, MD, MPH

Assistant Dean, Physician Scientist Development

Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases 

M. Ryan Irvin

Marguerite Ryan Irvin, PhD, MS

Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology 

Craig Maynard

Craig Maynard, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology

C. Ryan Miller

C. Ryan Miller, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Pathology 

J. Bart Rose

J. Bart Rose, MD, MAS

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery 

Lalita Shevde-Samant

Lalita Shevde-Samant, PhD

Professor, Department of Pathology 

Adam Wende

Adam Wende, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Pathology