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Our mission: To improve health in Massachusetts by developing and nurturing community engaged research that is fostered through equitable partnerships between our UMass campuses and their communities.

Community Engagement and Research Section Leadership Team

Meet our Faculty

Stephenie Lemon Stephenie Lemon, PhD, MS
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Ira Ockene Ira S. Ockene, MD
    Suzanne Cashman Suzanne Cashman, ScD
former Co-Director

Meet our Support Staff


Barbara Estabrook Barbara Estabrook, MSPH, CHES
Coordinator, Worcester Community-Based Research Network


Our work is guided by our Community Academic Advisory Panel

Contact Us:
UMCCTS Community Engagement and Research Section
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Worcester, MA 01655