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  • Dan Mullin

    Dan Mullin, PsyD, MPH

    Dan is the Director of CIPC and an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and is a behavioral health clinician at the Barre Family Health Center. He received his Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Spalding University in October 2006 and completed his internship at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in the department of Family Medicine. Dr. Mullin then completed a two-year fellowship in Primary Care Family Psychology at the University of Rochester in the departments of Family Medicine, Medicine, and Psychiatry.

  • Amber Hewitt

    Amber Hewitt, PsyD

    Dr. Cahill is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. In addition to her Faculty role at the CIPC, she is also the Director of Behavioral Science for the Fitchburg Family Medicine Residency, where she develops and implements a longitudinal behavioral science curriculum, training resident physicians in responding to mental health and substance use disorders as well as health behavior change in primary care. She also provides integrated, team-based clinical care to patients at the Fitchburg Family Practice, where she supervises doctoral-level graduate students.

    Dr. Cahill’s clinical and academic interests include primary care behavioral health, women’s health in primary care, opioid use disorders, improving methods of patient education, expanding treatment of substance use disorders (SUD) in primary care, and enhancing SUD education and training across health care disciplines, with an emphasis on disseminating principles of harm reduction-informed care.   

    Dr. Cahill completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Adler University in Chicago, IL, with a concentration in Primary Care Psychology. She completed her predoctoral internship at the Battle Creek Veterans Affairs Medical Center in the Primary Care/Health Psychology track. Dr. Cahill’s postdoctoral training included the 2-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Primary Care Psychology and Medical Education at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

  • Alexa Connell

    Alexa Connell, PhD

    Dr. Connell is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at UMass Medical School.  She developed this course initially as live web-based instruction with the collaboration of physicians and care managers practicing at UMass.  

    Dr. Connell received her PhD at Duke University in North Carolina.  Her clinical and research interests include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Health Psychology.  She practices at UMass Memorial Medical Center, University Campus.