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Meet the Team

Team Members
Dr. James Langabeer<br/>PhD, MBA, EMT, FAHA Dr. James Langabeer
PhD, MBA, EMT, FAHA

Executive Director, Center for Behavioral Emergency & Addiction Research

Dr Tiffany Champagne Langabeer Dr. Tiffany Champagne-Langabeer
PhD, MBA, RD

Deputy Director, Center for Behavioral Emergency & Addiction Research

Andrea Yatsco, PhD, CADC, LCDC Andrea Yatsco,
PhD, CADC, LCDC

Director of Operations


Christine Bakos-Block, PhD, <br/> LCSW-S Christine Bakos-Block, PhD,
LCSW-S
Research Scientist

https://sbmi.uth.edu/heroes/images/Diana_Briseno%28250x250%29.jpg Diana Briseno BSW, LCDC

Counselor

Meaghann Clark Meaghann Clark, PA-C, MPAS

Physician Assistant / Advanced Practice Provider

Ma de la Luz (Marylou) Cardenas-Turanzas, MD, DrPH Ma de la Luz (Marylou) Cardenas-Turanzas, MD, DrPH

Senior Statistician

Kristina Davis Kristina Davis

Peer Recovery Support Specialist

Amanda Dutton Amanda Dutton
Peer Support Specialist

Johnny Gonzalez Johnny Gonzalez, RSPS, MHPS
Peer Support Specialist

Simone Lee Joannou Simone Lee Joannou

Research Coordinator

Kelly Khun Kelly Kuhn

Peer Recovery Support Specialist

Angela Nash Angela Nash PhD, APRN,
CPNP-PC, PMHS

Assistant Professor

Meredith O’Neal Meredith O’Neal

Research Coordinator

Yvonne Reed, LCDC, CCJP, MSD Yvonne Reed, LCDC, CCJP, MS

Counselor

Yami Thomas Yami Thomas

Community Peer Advocate

Shabana Walia, MD, MPH Shabana Walia, MD, MPH

Medical Director

Jessica Yaeger Jessica Yaeger

NCPRSS, PRS/ICPR, RSPS, PM/PRC Peer Support Services Supervisor