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  • Daniel Mullin

    Daniel Mullin, PsyD, MPH

    Dr. Mullin is the Director for the Center for Integrated Primary Care, the Director of the Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Primary Care Psychology and Medical Education, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He also serves as a Senior Scientist with the American Academy of Family Physicians’ National Research Network.

    Dr. Mullin is a clinician, educator, researcher, and consultant specializing in the integration of behavioral health and primary care services. In recent years his work has focused on expanding primary care access to treatment for Opioid Use Disorder. He maintains a clinical practice embedded in the Barre Family Health Center, a rural family medicine residency practice in Massachusetts. Dr. Mullin is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers and provides training in Motivational Interviewing to healthcare providers. 

    Dr. Mullin completed his doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky and received his Masters in Public Health from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He completed his internship in Primary Care Psychology in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his fellowship in Primary Care Family Psychology in the Departments of Medicine, Psychiatry, and Family Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

  • Paula Gardiner

    Paula Gardiner, MD, MPH

    Dr. Gardiner is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at University of Massachusetts Medical School. She is also the Associate Director of Research and the director of the Group Visits Program in the Center for Integrated Primary Care. She completed a three-year Clinical Research Fellowship in Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research and Faculty Development at Beth Israel in Boston MA. She received her MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health. Additionally, she was awarded an NIH K award grant focusing on Integrative Medicine, technology, and health disparities.

    Her research concentration is patient-oriented research regarding chronic pain and evidenced-based integrative medicine access in low-income patients. Current research is focused on the adaptive role of an Integrative Medical Group Visit (IMGV) which combines the principles of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and a Medical Group Visit to support health behavior change and reducing pain and stress. With funding by the Patient Centered Outcome Research Institute, she is the primary investigator on a randomized controlled trial of IMGV compared to a primary care visit in for participants with chronic pain and depression. She is leading the implementation of this medical group visit model nationally and provides training on medical group visits around the United States.

    Her research also focuses on innovative technologies such as Embodied Conversational Agents and Our Whole Lives; a holistic e-health toolkit, an online platform that teaches mind-body techniques. Dr. Gardiner lectures nationally and internationally. She has published over 90 reviewed papers on medical group visits, chronic pain, technology, dietary supplements, pregnancy, preconception care, stress, and integrative medicine in underserved patients. As former Wellness Committee Chair at Boston Medical Center where she taught mindfulness and resiliency training to medical students, residents, and clinicians for over nine years. She is a certified instructor of the Mindfulness Practice curriculum developed by Krasner and Epstein and teaches mindfulness skills and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction to patients with chronic conditions. Additionally, completed a 2-year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification training and has completed training in Mindfulness-Based Self Compassion.

  • Amber Hewitt Cahill

    Amber Hewitt Cahill, PsyD

    Dr. Hewitt is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She is the director of Behavioral Science for the Fitchburg Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Hewitt provides clinical care at the Fitchburg Family Practice, where she also supervises doctoral-level graduate students. Her clinical and research interests include treating substance use disorders in primary care, with a focus on integrative harm reduction approaches. For the past year, Dr. Hewitt has co-led a Project ECHO focused on medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder in primary care, which provides weekly case-based training for primary care providers and nurses who are new to this work. She has a growing interest in translating key components of the harm reduction literature to enhance the substance use disorder training and education provided to medical students, resident physicians, and practicing physicians. 

    Dr. Hewitt completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Adler University, with a concentration in Primary Care Psychology, in Chicago, IL. She completed her internship at the Battle Creek VA Medical Center in the Primary Care/Health Psychology track. Dr. Hewitt’s postdoctoral training including a 2-year fellowship in Health Psychology in Primary Care at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.