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Meet Our Fellowship Team

 

 

 

Jordan Howard-Young, MD (he/they)
Fellowship Director

Dr. Howard-Young is the Director of Psychiatric Services at the  Family Health Center of Worcester as well as an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry within the UMass Chan Medical School. They also serve as Co-Director of the Certificate in Advanced Mental Health Care in Primary Care for the UMass Center for Integrated Primary Care. 

Dr. Howard-Young is passionate about community psychiatry, public health and advocacy, anti-racism and anti-oppression work, substance use care, refugee and asylee care, gender affirmation, and the care of structurally-marginalized communities. Prior to entering medicine, they worked as a community organizer, union organizer, and policy analyst on national healthcare reform legislation. Within their clinical practice at FHCW, they are a member of the Refugee Team and the Gender-Affirming Care and Services Program. They are active in the FHCW Trauma-Informed Care Working Group and the UMass Department of Family Medicine and Community Health’s Diversity and Equity Action Plan. They also serve on the Worcester Family Medicine Residency’s Diversity in Recruitment (DIR) Committee and Structural Oppression and Anti-Racism (SOAR) Committee, including the LGBTQ+ Affinity Group, Curriculum Working Group, and Learner Equity, Empowerment, and Development Working Group.

They are a graduate of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University and completed their residency and chief residency in family medicine at FHCW within the UMass Worcester Family Medicine Residency. They also hold a master’s degree in international development and health from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies in Denver, CO, where they focused on refugee health in the Middle East.

Dr. Howard-Young developed the Primary Care Psychiatry Fellowship over the course of their residency with the support of WFMR faculty and FHCW leadership before completing the training program themselves. They now serve as Fellowship Director.

 
     
     

Claudeleedy Pierre, MD (she/her)
Associate Fellowship Director

Dr. Pierre has been a faculty physician at FHCW since 2013 and also serves as an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at UMCMS. She completed a fellowship in surgical obstetrics at the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center and serves as Lead Provider of Perinatal Services at FHCW in addition to her role as Associate Program Director for the Primary Care Psychiatry Fellowship. She earned her doctorate of medicine at Brown University School of Medicine in Providence, RI, and is a graduate of the Boston Medical Center Family Medicine Residency. 

In the face of critically limited mental health resource access in many structurally-marginalized communities, Dr. Pierre is a strong believer in the mission of the fellowship to increase the skills and comfort of primary care providers in delivering high quality mental healthcare to everyone. She has clinical interests in perinatal psychiatry, psychopharmacology, maternity care and women’s health, diabetes and chronic conditions, supporting diverse patients and learners, and anti-racism and anti-oppression advocacy.

She is active on numerous committees, including the Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (REDI) Committee at FHCW, the Maternity Center Anti-Racism Task Force at UMass Memorial Health, and the UMass Department of Family Medicine and Community Health’s Diversity and Equity Action Plan. Within the Worcester Family Medicine Residency, she is a leader in the Diversity in Recruitment (DIR) Committee and the Structural Oppression and Anti-Racism (SOAR) Committee, including its Affinity Group for People of Color, the Curriculum Working Group, and the Learner Equity, Empowerment, and Development Working Group. She is the recipient of numerous awards for her teaching, mentorship, and advocacy work.

 
     
     
       

Charlotte Gonzalez (she/her)
Psychiatric Clinical Coordinator

Ms. Gonzalez is the Psychiatric Clinical Coordinator and Medical Assistant for the Integrated and Primary Care Psychiatry teams at the Family Health Center of Worcester. She coordinates services and provides panel management for the patients cared for by the fellowship director and fellow. She has been in the medical field for over four and a half years. She started her career in substance use and mental health at CleanSlate Addiction Treatment Center, where she worked as a medical assistant for three years. She is drawn to work in mental health care because of her passion for helping patients and knowledge that stable access to quality care is a huge factor in allowing people to live happy and fulfilling lives. In addition, she has experienced that proper treatment, love, and support are essential to recovery and healing.

Ms. Gonzalez is fluent in English and Spanish. She was born in Puerto Rico and raised in Massachusetts, where she lives with her husband and son.

 
     
     

Marie Hobart, MD (she/her)
Psychiatry Mentor to the Fellow

Dr. Hobart is the Vice Chair for Public Sector Psychiatry and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School. She is the former Chief Medical Officer for Community Healthlink and continues to have an active clinical practice there. Dr. Hobart has devoted her career to working in Community Mental Health for over 30 years. Her work has focused on the care of those with serious and persistent mental illness and comorbid addiction and developmental disabilities. She has served in psychiatric leadership for Community Healthlink since 1999, working closely with the physician staff as well as multidisciplinary providers throughout the agency. Dr. Hobart was the project lead for the Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration Project. This SAMHSA funded initiative provided funding over 4 years to develop an integrated primary care clinic within the heart of the mental health center. It is intended to address the enormous morbidity and mortality of medical illness within this high risk population. She is also a consultant to the Fitchburg Family Practice Clinic and has worked with Dr. Linda Weinreb in the Homeless Families Project at the Family Health Center of Worcester. She is an active member of the Department of Psychiatry Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee and the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society Anti- Racism and Public Sector Committees.

She is a graduate of the Yale School of Medicine, and completed residency training in psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital, a Harvard Medical School training program.

 
     

Ethan Eisdorfer, PsyD (he/him)
Psychotherapy Consultant

Dr. Eisdorfer is a clinical psychologist, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School. In addition to his work with the Primary Care Psychiatry Fellowship, he is a clinical educator within the UMass Worcester Family Medicine Residency Program and supervises psychology trainees. He maintains his clinical practice at the Barre Family Health Center. Dr. Eisdorfer received his PsyD in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, and he completed his predoctoral internship at the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System in Austin, where he completed rotations in Primary Care Behavioral Health, PTSD, and Eating Disorders. He is a graduate of the Primary Care Psychology and Medical Education Fellowship in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, where at the conclusion of his training he was honored with the Society for the Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Resident Teacher Award.