Our Team

Senior Directors

David Polakoff, M.D., M.Sc.
Chief Medical Officer, Commonwealth Medicine
Director, Center for Health Policy and Research

 

Robin Clark, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Research and Evaluation Unit
Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health and Quantitative Health Services

Judith Steinberg, M.D., M.P.H.
Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Commonwealth Medicine
Senior Director, Clinical Affairs
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine and Department of Family Medicine & Community Health

Jay S. Himmelstein, M.D., M.P.H.
Chief Health Policy Strategist
Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Ann Lawthers, S.M., Sc.D.
Director of Quality, Office of Clinical Affairs
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Paul L. Jeffrey, Pharm.D.
MassHealth Pharmacy Director
 

 

Faculty and Directors

Shaun T. Alfreds, M.B.A, CPHIT
Senior Policy Consultant, Health Information Technology Team
Instructor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Wen-Chieh Lin, Ph.D.
Senior Project Director, Research and Evaluation Unit
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Teresa Anderson, Ph.D., M.S.W.
Associate Director, Research and Evaluation Unit
Instructor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Linda Long-Belil, Ph.D., J.D.
Project Director, Disabilities and Employment Policy Research Unit
Instructor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Kenneth Appelbaum, M.D.
Director, Correctional Mental Health Policy and Research
Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Monika Mitra, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine & Community Health

Onesky Aupont, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Medical Director, Massachusetts Supranational TB Reference Laboratory
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics 

Lisa Morris, M.S.T.D.
Director, Cross Cultural Initiatives
Instructor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Robert Baldor, M.D.
Medical Director, Center for Developmental Disabilities Evaluation and Research
Professor, Vice Chairman and Predoctoral Director, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Marc Navon, M.P.H., M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W., P.M.P.
Managing Director, Center for Health Policy and Research

Bruce Barton, Ph.D., M.S. (Hyg.), M.A.
Team Leader, Research Methods
Research Professor, Department of Quantitative Health Science

Judith Savageau, M.P.H.
Faculty Consultant
Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Jeffrey Baxter, M.D.
Consultant, Research and Evaluation Unit
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Pamela Senesac, Ph.D., S.M., R.N.
Director, Performance Improvement
Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Nursing
Alixe Bonardi, M.H.A.,OTR/L
Director, Center for Developmental Disabilities Evaluation and Research
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Alexander Sloutsky, Ph.D.
Director, Massachusetts Supranational TB Reference Laboratory
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Linda J. Cragin, M.S.
Director, MassAHEC Network
Instructor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Graduate School of Nursing

Audrey B. Smolkin, M.P.P.
Director of Strategic Planning, Commonwealth Medicine
Instructor, Department of Pediatrics

Donna Gallagher, M.S.N., M.A., RNC, ANP, FAAN
Principal Investigator/Director, New England AIDS Education and Training Center
Instructor, Division of Family Practice, Graduate School of Nursing

Steven Staugaitis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

 

Charles Hamad, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Developmental Disabilities Evaluation and Research
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Michael Tutty, M.H.A., Ph.D.
Director, Office of Health Policy and Technology
Instructor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

J. Lee Hargraves, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Office of Survey Research
Research Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

 Zi Zhang, M.D, M.P.H.
Director, Office of Survey Research
Assistant Professor, Family Medicine & Community Health 

Alexis Henry, Sc.D., OTR/L

Director, Disability, Health and Employment Policy Unit Center for Health Policy and Research
Research Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry

 

Learn More

Center for Health Policy and Research
(508) 856-3124
healthpolicy@umassmed.edu