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Mick Huppert Community Health Scholar Awards

Mick Huppert Student Award Information

2023 Huppert Awardees  

Brain Injury and Intimate Partner Violence in U.S. Asylum Seekers: Assessing Barriers to Brain Injury Evaluation  
Elizabeth Irvin, Class of 2026/PURCH 
Mentor: Lucy Candib, MD 
Encouraging Civic Engagement in Southeast Asian Youth 
Minhtam Tran, Class of 2026/PURCH  
Mentor:  Heather-Lyn Haley, PhD  
Partnerships with Community Organizations to further the work with the Worcester Refugee and Immigrant Communities  
William Lemnios, Class of 2026, Erik G Bratland, Class of 2026/PURCH  
Mentor:  Olga Valdman, MD 

2021 Recipients & Projects

Julia MacDougall (T.H. Chan School of Medicine) and Emily Chin (T.H. Chan School of Medicine)
Mentor: Sara Shields, MD, MS
Worcester Safe Baby Project

Sabahat Rahman (T.H. Chan School of Medicine)
Mentor: Payal Modi, MD, MPH
Assessment of Social Determinants of Health and Linkage to Care Within the UMass Chan Medical School Emergency Department

Michael Urbanowski, PhD (T.H. Chan School of Medicine)
Mentor: Daria L. Szkwarko, DO, MPH
A retrospective program evaluation of latent tuberculosis infection screening and treatment in an urban Massachusetts federally qualified health center

Heidi Boland (Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing) and Grace Winship (Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing)
Mentor: Andy Lowe
Implementation of Outer Cape Health Services’ Sano Health Smartphone Pilot Project

Samantha Creamer (Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing) and Annie Thornton (T.H. Chan School of Medicine)
Mentors: Linda Cragin, MS and Janet Hale, RN, PhD
Operation Conversation: Bridging the Gap between the Veteran Community and Future Health Care Providers at the VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic

2020 Recipients & Projects

Haley Schachter (T.H. Chan School of Medicine) & Aisling Ryan (Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing)
Mentor: Andy Lowe
Outer Cape Health Services Community Navigator Program:
A Positive Health Force on the Outer Cape

Filia VanDessel (T.H. Chan School of Medicine) & Cathleen Cuddihy (Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing)
Mentor: James Ledwith
Improving Access to Recreation and Physical Activity  Opportunities for Youth with Disabilities on Martha’s Vineyard

Anushay Mistry
Mentor: Heather-Lyn Haley
Promoting Wellness to Boost Resilience in WRAP Youth

Christine Callahan (T.H. Chan School of Medicine) & Iha Kaul (T.H. Chan School of Medicine)
Mentor: Elizabeth Eagleson
Empowering Healthy Eating through Community Based    Education

2019 Recipients & Projects

Divya Bhatia
Mentors:  Lucy Candib and Satu Salonen
UMass Chan Medical School Student-Run
Asylum Clinic

Vanessa Villamarin & Emily Nuss
Mentor:  Sara Shields
Baby Box Project