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Monthly Departmental Research Forums

The department hosts a monthly research forum (coordinated by Judy Savageau, MPH) at which faculty and students are encouraged to present research in progress, new grant ideas, data analysis plans, etc. The goal for these forums is to provide faculty with the necessary feedback and assistance to bring scholarly projects to completion. Listed below are presentations made during the past two academic years (2020-2022).

2021-2022 Department Research Forums

September 17, 2021

Susan Hogan, MD, MPH and Suzanne Cashman ScD
“Understanding Medical Student Perceived Priorities in Addressing the Social Determinants of Health” 

October 15, 2021
Kathy Petkauskos, Senior Program Director at ForHealth Consulting and the Director of the Work Without Limits Program; accompanied by several of her colleagues in the Research and Evaluation Unit
“A Qualitative Study of Vocational Rehabilitation and Community Living Services for People with Disabilities in Massachusetts”

November 19, 2021
Haley Schachter, MS (MD candidate) and Aisling Ryan, MS, FNP-C (DNP candidate)
“Implementing an Individualized Client Needs Assessment Tool for a Navigator Program on Rural Cape Cod”

December 17, 2021:
Anushay Mistry (MS-4; MD Candidate)
“Worcester Refugee Assistance Project (WRAP) Mentoring Program”

January 21, 2022:
Rick Sacra, MD, Olga Valdman, MD, and Maria “Gurutze” Barluenga
“Liberia: An Open Opportunity for Family Medicine Research and Collaboration”

February, 2022 – research forum cancelled

March 11, 2022:
Alison Karasz, PhD (job talk; Einstein College of Medicine)
“Addressing Social Determinants of Health: The Promise of Integrated Intervention Models” 

April 15, 2022:
Emily Adler, MEd (MD Candidate, MS-4) and Ariana Perry (MD Candidate, MS-4)
Emily Adler: “Beyond Mentoring: What Student-Doctors Learned from an Intervention Program with Teen Mothers Experiencing Homelessness”
Ariana Perry: “Urban Health Scholars Pathway”

May, 2022 – research forum cancelled

June 17, 2022:
Emma Dudley (MD Candidate, MS-2) and Brian Argus (MD Candidate, MS-4)
Emma Dudley: “The Interaction of Recovery Court (RC) Participants with Structures of Support”
Brian Argus: “A Team-Based Learning Approach to Doctoring

2022-2023 Department Research Forums

September 16, 2022:
Gregg Stevens, MSLS, MST, AHIP and Becky Baltich Nelson, MLS, MS
“Choosing the Right Review: Systematic and Scoping Reviews”

October 21, 2022:
Kate Pivovarova PhD “Developing Clinical Organization and Legal Agency Alliance Building (COLAAB): Implementation Strategies to Improve Collaboration Between Drug Courts and MOUD Providers”

November 18, 2022:
Bonnie Greenwood, PharmD, BCPS (FMCH faculty member; primary affiliation is with the Clinical Pharmacy Services group within ForHealth Consulting) and Karen Clements, ScD, MPH (PQHS faculty member; primary affiliation is with the Research and Evaluation Unit within ForHealth Consulting) 
“Direct-acting Antiviral Uptake for HCV Among Medicaid Members in 4 New England States: A Mixed-Methods Analysis”

December 16, 2022:
Lee Hargraves, PhD and Dan Mullin, PsyD, MPH
“Evaluating a Mental Health Care CAHPS Survey: Field Testing in Family Medicine Practices”