CIPC Faculty


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Ronald Adler, MD – Ron is currently the Director of  Quality Improvement for Primary Care for the UMass Memorial Healthcare system. He was formerly Medical Director of Hahnemann Family Health Center and Education Director for the same health center in the Worcester Family Medicine Residency. A family medicine physician, he is a graduate of Tufts  University, UMass Medical School and the Worcester Family Medicine Residency.

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James Anderson, PhD – James is a current UMass Fellow of Clinical Health Psychology in Primary Care. Born in Minneapolis, MN, he received his BA from the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire, with a major in Psychology and a Minor in Philosophy. Following a year as a research associate at the Neuropsychiatric Institute of the University of California- Los Angeles, he went on to receive graduate training in Clinical  Psychology at Western Michigan University. After  completing a predoctoral clinical internship with the Edmonton Consortium in Alberta, Canada in 2009-2010, James received his PhD in 2010.

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Katharine Barnard MD is a family doctor whose practice focuses on care of low-income families in the urban center of Worcester Massachusetts. She is a 2000 graduate of UMass Medical School and in 2003 from UMass Family Medicine Residency. She especially enjoys care of multi-generational families, maternal-child health, and group medical visits. 

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Jeffrey Baxter, MD – Jeff is a Family Physician with fellowship training in Addictions Medicine. He is an Assistant Professor at the UMass Medical School. His main clinical service site is the Family Health Center of Worcester, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) serving a very diverse underserved population of patients. He is a graduate of Rochester University, Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis) and the Worcester Family Medicine Residency.

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Alexander Blount, EdD – Sandy is the Director of the Certificate Program. He is a psychologist and Professor of Clinical Family Medicine and Director of Behavioral Science in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. He is the Editor of Families, Systems, and Health, the official Journal of Collaborative Family Healthcare Association, a national organization dedicated to promoting collaborative care between medical providers and behavioral health clinicians and past President of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association.

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James Broadhurst, M.D. – Jay is the Associate Residency Director at the University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester Family Medicine Residency Program. He is also a Sports Medicine Physician serving as the team physician, in the Department of Athletics at the College of the Holy Cross.


Nelly Burdette, PsyD -  Nelly is a clinical psychologist and the Director of Integrated Care at the Providence Center in Providence, RI. Her clinical interests specific to the primary care population include the following: patient-doctor communication, motivational interviewing for health-behavior change, smoking cessation, healthy weight maintenance and weight loss, female reproductive issues and chronic health issues in the elderly.


Carlos Cappas, PsyD - Carlos is clinical psychologist at the Great Lawrence Family Health Center in Massachusetts. A graduate of our fellowship inClinical Health Psychology in Primary Care, he received his BA in Criminal Justice from the Interamerican University in Puerto Rico. He earned his Clinical Psychology Doctoral degree from Ponce School of Medicine in 2008 and completed his internship experience at the Damas Hospital in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He enjoys volunteer work and speaks fluent Spanish. 

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Stephanie Carter Henry, M.D. – Stephanie is a graduate of our Family Medicine Residency Program and is now faculty at our Hahneman Family Medicine practice.Her academic interests are in curriculum development, graduate medical education in maternal health, and medical student specialty choice. Her clinical interests include family centered maternity care, behavioral and mental health, and group prenatal care.

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Alexa Connell, Ph.D. - Ali is the Assistant Director of the Center for Integrated Primary Care. She is a clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine. A graduate of our fellowship inClinical Health Psychology in Primary Care, she completed her undergraduate studies at Clark University in Worcester MA and earned her Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Duke University is Durham, NC. Her pre-doctoral internship in Behavioral Health was completed at the Medical University of South Carolina. Ali’s research and clinical interests include the interaction of depression with obesity and obesity related illnesses, as well as the use of mindfulness and acceptance based strategies for chronic pain.

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Warren Ferguson, MD - Warren has been named Outstanding Physician of the Year by the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers. He is a Family Physician and Vice Chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. He has been Medical Director of two large FQHCs, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center and Family Health Center of Worcester. He regularly lectures and leads workshops on Cultural Competence in Massachusetts and nationally.

Erik Garcia, MD - Erik is an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the Medical Director of the Homeless Outreach and Advocacy Project in Worcester.

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Jeremy Golding, MD - Jeremy is a Clinical Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health and the Family Medicine Quality Officer at the UMass Family Medicine Residency. His academic interests include evidence-based medicine, adolescent medicine, women's health, computers and electronic technology in medicine, electrocardiography, dermatology, and the practice of office surgical procedures.  He is one of the writers and editors of The 5 Minute Clinical Consult (Lippincott/Wolters Kluwer Health).


Paula Hartman-Stein, Ph.D.  - Paula is a clinical geropsychologist who provides clinical services and cognitive wellness programs through her private practice, the Center for Healthy Aging in Kent, Ohio.  Before working in specialty mental health, for ten years Dr. Hartman-Stein was the chief psychologist in the Departments of Medicine and Surgery at a teaching hospital in Akron, Ohio. Currently she is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Northeast Ohio Medical University, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Life-Span Development and Gerontology at the University of Akron, and Faculty Associate for the Nicholas A. Cummings Behavioral Health Program at Arizona State University.

She is the Medicare correspondent for The National Psychologist newspaper and has two edited books, Enhancing cognitive fitness in adults: A guide to the use and development of community-based programs and Innovative Behavioral Healthcare for older adults. 

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Marie Hobart, MD - Marie is Chief Medical Officer for Community Healthlink in Worcester, and Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Currently she is the attending psychiatrist for an Assertive Community Treatment Team (PACT), and a Developmental Disabilities Team. Her special interest is health and wellness for those with serious mental illness (SPMI) and addiction. She is the co-chair of the Wellness Academic Interest Group for the UMass Department of Psychiatry, and is the PI for a new SAMHSA funded project integrating primary care into a community mental health center. Dr. Hobart received her M    D from Yale in 1985 and completed her psychiatric residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital in 1989.


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Daniel Mullin, PsyD - Daniel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and is a behavioral health clinician at the Barre Family Health Center. He received his Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Spalding University in October 2006 and completed his internship at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in the department of Family Medicine. Dr. Mullin then completed a two-year fellowship in Primary Care Family Psychology at the University of Rochester in the departments of Family Medicine, Medicine, and Psychiatry.

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Stacy Potts, MD – Stacy is the Residency Director of the UMass Worcester Family Medicine Residency. She practices as a family physician at the residency’s Barre Family Health Center. Stacy graduated from the University of Vermont Medical School and completed her Family Medicine residency here at UMass Medical School.

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Christine Runyan, PhD – Tina is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Department of Family and Community Medicine where she practices integrated care and teachesfamily medicine residents to work collaboratively delivering patient centered primary care. Dr. Runyan also directs the APA-accredited post-doctoral fellowship in clinical health psychology in primary care. She spent six years on active duty in the US Air Force (USAF) as a psychologist where she served as the project manager for the USAF Surgeon General’s initiative that defined integrated care services for the Air Force Medical Service. Since leaving the USAF, Dr. Runyan has been a behavioral health clinician at two Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). Dr. Runyan received her PhD from Virginia Tech in 1998.

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Peter Sell, DO - Pete is a pediatric hospitalist who completed one year of fellowship training with a concentration in pediatric critical care.  He is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and an adjunct Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine through Brown University.  His main clinical service site is the UMass Children's Medical Center, where he sees patients in the general pediatrics, pediatric ICU and pediatric emergency medicine divisions.  He is also seeing inpatient and ED consults for the Child Protection Program at UMass several days per week. 

Dr. Sell is greatly interested in medical education, and enjoys teaching residents and students both at UMass and Brown.  He is the director of pediatric education and simulation for the Brown Family Medicine Department and serves as an instructor with with Clinical Faculty Development Center at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

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Jeanna Spannring, PhD -Jeanna grew up in Montana and received her BA in psychology and philosophy from St. Catherine University in Minnesota in 2001. She recently earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology at Palo Alto University with a focus in child and family therapy and evidence-based practice for the treatment of traumatic stress. 

She completed her clinical internship at Colorado West Mental Health outpatient in Grand Junction, CO where she successfully conducted a pilot study of a protocol for the treatment of chronic pain. Jeanna enjoys watching and playing team sports as well as cooking and baking in her free time. Jeanna will be in the health center most days of the week; she will have open appointments starting in October.