Our Faculty

Jerry Gurwitz

Jerry H. Gurwitz, MD
Executive Director, Meyers Primary Care Institute
The Dr. John Meyers Professor of Primary Care Medicine
Chief, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Areas of expertise:

  • Geriatric and gerontologic research
  • Medication use and patient safety
  • Epidemiology of chronic diseases and multimorbidity

Publications

Kathleen Mazor

Kathleen M. Mazor, EdD
Associate Director, Meyers Primary Care Institute
Professor, Department of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Areas of expertise:

  • Communication in healthcare
  • Health literacy
  • Patients' perspectives and experiences

Publications

susan_andrade

Susan E. Andrade, ScD
Research Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Areas of expertise:

  • Pharmacoepidemiology and medication safety
  • Epidemiology of chronic diseases

Publications

robert_baldor

Robert A. Baldor, MD
Professor & Vice Chair, Education, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Areas of expertise:

  • Communication in healthcare
  • Organization and delivery of healthcare
  • Comparative effectiveness research

Publications

 

Michael K. Chin, MD
Assitant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Co-Director, International Medical Education Program and the Global Health Pathway 
Health Policy Associate, Office of Health Policy and Technology
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Areas of expertise:

  • Global health and human rights
  • Health insurance exchanges
  • Federal reporting of performance data by state Medicaid programs and insurance exchanges

Publications

 Robin Clark 11-2015

Robin E. Clark, PhD
Professor
Family Medicine and Community Health, Quantitative Health Sciences
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Areas of expertise:

  • Health Policy
  • Mental Health and Addiction Treatment

Publications
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 Sybil Crawford 11-2015

Sybil L. Crawford, PhD
Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Areas of expertise:

  • Biostatistics
  • Women’s health, particularly menopause
  • Racial/ethnic differences in health and health care utilization

Publications

sarah_cutrona

Sarah L. Cutrona, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Areas of expertise:

  • Pharmacoepidemiology and medication safety
  • Communication in healthcare
  • Role of social networks in healthcare

Publications

jennifer_donovan_web

Jennifer Donovan, PharmD, RPh
Assistant Dean, Curriculum and New Programs
Professor of Pharmacy Practice
MCPHS University
Adjunct Associate Professor, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Areas of expertise:

  • Patient safety and quality improvement
  • Pharmacoepidemiology and medication safety
  • Comparative effectiveness research

Publications

Mara Meyer Epstein

Mara M. Epstein, ScD
Assistant Professor, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine

Areas of expertise:

  • Epidemiology of chronic diseases
  • Nutritional epidemiology
  • Inflammation and cancer

Publications

terry_field

Terry S. Field, DSc
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Areas of expertise:

  • Epidemiology of chronic diseases
  • Patient safety and quality improvement
  • Comparative effectiveness research

Publications

Melissa Fischer

Melissa A. Fischer, MD, MEd
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education
Associate Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Areas of expertise:

  • Interprofessional medication education
  • Communication in healthcare

Publications

leslie_fish

Leslie Fish, PharmD
Vice President, Clinical Programs
Fallon Health

Areas of expertise:

  • Communication in healthcare
  • Organization and delivery of healthcare
 

Kimberly A. Fisher, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Areas of expertise:

  • Communication in healthcare
  • Clinical practice guideline implementation
  • Patient safety and quality improvement

Publications

lawrence_garber

Lawrence Garber, MD
Medical Director, Informatics
Reliant Medical Group

Areas of expertise:

  • Patient safety and quality improvement
  • Pharmacoepidemiology and medication safety
  • Communication in healthcare
robert_goldberg

Robert J. Goldberg, PhD
Professor & Director, Division of Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases and Vulnerable Populations, Department of Quantitative Health Sciences
University of Massachusetts Medical School

 Areas of expertise:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Epidemiology of chronic diseases
  • Population health research

Publications

leslie_harrold

Leslie R. Harrold, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Departments of Orthopedics and Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Areas of expertise:

  • Pharmacoepidemiology and medication safety
  • Epidemiology of chronic diseases
  • Comparative effectiveness research

Publications

abir_kanaan

Abir O. Kanaan, PharmD, RPH
Associate Professor of Pharmacy
MCPHS University
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Areas of expertise:

  • Patient safety and quality improvement
  • Pharmacoepidemiology and medication safety
  • Comparative effectiveness research

Publications

 

Alok Kapoor, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor
Division of Hospital Medicine
Department of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Areas of expertise:

  • Geriatric Perioperative Medicine
  • Transitions in Care for the Elderly
    Community Engagement
  • Large dataset analysis, meta-analysis, cost-effectiveness research

Publications

Kate_Lapane_062013

Kate L. Lapane, PhD, MS
Associate Dean, Clinical Population Health Research Program
Professor, Department of Quantitative Health Sciences
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Areas of expertise:

  • Patient safety and quality improvement
  • Pharmacoepidemiology and medication safety
  • Comparative effectiveness research

Publications

Sarah_McGee_062013

Sarah McGee, MD, MPH
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Areas of expertise:

  • Falls
  • Functional assessment
  • Patient safety and quality improvement

Publications

david_mcmanus

David D. McManus, MD
Associate Professor, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School

 Areas of expertise:

  • Patient safety and quality improvement
  • Pharmacoepidemiology and medication safety
  • Epidemiology of cardiovascular diseases

Publications

christopher_owens

Christopher L. Owens, MD 
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology
University of Massachusetts Medical School 

Areas of expertise:

  • Patient safety and quality improvement
  • Comparative effectiveness research
  • Cancer research

Publications

 

Mayra S. Tisminetzky, MD, PhD, MPH
Instructor, Department of Quantitative Health Sciences
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Areas of expertise:

  • Cardiovascular epidemiology
  • Epidemiology of mental disorders
  • Epidemiology of aging

Publications

molly_waring Molly E. Waring, PhD
Assistant Professor, Division of Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases and Vulnerable Populations, Department of Quantitative Health Sciences
University of Massachusetts Medical School

 

Areas of expertise:

  • Epidemiology of chronic diseases
  • Obesity and weight change
  • Pregnancy

Publications

robert_yood

Robert A. Yood, MD
Director, Division of Rheumatic Diseases and Musculoskeletal Medicine
Saint Vincent Hospital
Medical Director, Research Department
Reliant Medical Group 
Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Areas of expertise:

  • Patient safety and quality improvement
  • Epidemiology of chronic diseases

Publications

 

Ning Zhang, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Division of Geriatrics
University of Massachusetts Medical School 

Areas of expertise:

  • Obesity
  • Aging and long term care
  • Health information technology
  • Health policy, health economics and health services research
  • Program evaluation

Publications

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