Macy Initiative in Health Communication

Advisory Committee

The UMass Macy Advisory Committee supports the Macy Initiative through the following activities:

  • involvement in the development and design of the project
  • participation in curriculum and faculty development activities
  • dissemination of project materials to constituents

The committee includes representation from key constituencies, including undergraduate and graduate faculty, affiliate teaching site faculty, clinical system leadership, residents, and students.

Advisory Committee Membership

Mary Kay Alexander, EdD, ANP
Associate Dean and Professor
UMass Graduate School of Nursing

Robert Baldor, MD
Director, Community-Based Education, UMass Office of Medical Education
Associate Professor of Family Medicine & Community Health

Suzanne Cashman, ScD
Associate Professor of Family Medicine & Community Health
UMass Medical School

William Damon, MD
Professor of Family Medicine & Community Health
UMass Medical School

Maria Garcia, MD
Division of General Medicine
UMass Memorial Health Care

Hemant Gupta
Class of 2003
UMass Medical School

Jerry Gurwitz, MD
Executive Director
Meyers Primary Care Institute
UMass Professor of Medicine

Robert Harland, MD
Residency Director, UMass Memorial Department of Surgery
Graduate Medical Education Committee Representative
UMass Professor of Surgery

Benjamin Lieberman, MD
Resident, Family Practice
UMass Memorial Health Care

Sharyn Lenhart, MD
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Faculty Administration
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
UMass Medical School

David Lozar, MD
Resident, Family Practice
UMass Memorial Health Care

Joel Popkin, MD
Director, Medicine Residency
St. Vincent Hospital (UMass affiliate)

Kimball Prentiss
Class of 2002
UMass Medical School

Kristen Silvia
Class of 2003
UMass Medical School

Gerald Steinberg, MD
Chief Medical Officer, UMass Memorial Health Care
UMass Professor and Vice Chair of Orthopedics

Susan Tarrant, MA
Director, Patient Care Services, UMass Memorial Health Care
UMass Instructor of Medicine

Henry Tulgan, MD
Associate Dean for Medical Education
Berkshire Medical Center (UMass affiliate)
UMass Professor of Clinical Medicine

Christopher Wheelock
Class of 2004
UMass Medical School