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Daniel Mullin, PsyD, MPH
Dr. Mullin is the onsite supervisor at the Barre Family Health Center and the Director for the Center for Integrated Primary Care .  He a clinician, educator, researcher, and consultant specializing in Motivational Interviewing and in the integration of behavioral health and primary care services. Dr. Mullin maintains a clinical practice embedded in the Barre Family Health Center, a rural family medicine residency practice in Massachusetts. He has helped lead primary care transformation projects locally and through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ PCPR and PCMH programs. He is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers and conducts research, teaches, and provides consultation related to Motivational Interviewing in primary care.

Dr. Mullin completed his doctorate at Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky and received his MPH 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.



Tina Runyan, Ph.D.
Dr. Runyan is the Director and primary clinical supervisor of the fellowship. She joined our faculty as Associate Director of Behavioral Science and is the Behavioral Science Director for the Worcester Family Medicine Residency. She has extensive experience in health psychology in primary care. She has been a leader in developing integrated primary care in the Air Force and has experience in teaching and academic leadership in health psychology graduate training. Her primary clinical interests are in the role of trauma in primary care and physician wellness, including teaching mindfulness based skills to residents.


Alexa Connell, Ph.D.
Ali is the Assistant Director of the Center for Integrated Primary Care. She is a clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine. A graduate of our fellowship in Clinical Health Psychology in Primary Care, she completed her undergraduate studies at Clark University in Worcester MA and earned her Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Duke University is Durham, NC. Her pre-doctoral internship in Behavioral Health was completed at the Medical University of South Carolina. Ali’s research and clinical interests include the interaction of depression with obesity and obesity related illnesses, as well as the use of mindfulness and acceptance based strategies for chronic pain. Dr. Connell co-facilitates the Finding Meaning in Medicine groups with the residents. 


Elizabeth Dykhouse, Ph.D.
Dr. Dykhouse received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Seattle Pacific University. She completed her predoctoral internship with I Ola Lahui Rural Behavioral Health with placements in Honolulu and Hilo, Hawaii and her postdoctoral fellowship with Salud Family Health Centers in Denver, Colorado. Her background is in primary care psychology and health psychology. She is particularly interested in the provision of culturally and linguistically appropriate care and has experience working with interpreters as well as practicing directly in Spanish.




Stephen Earls, MD
Medical Director and Education Director
Associate Clinical Professor of Family Medicine
Columbian College of Arts and Sciences of The George Washington University
The George Washington University, MD
Miriam Hospital Internal Medicine Residency
University of Massachusetts/Worcester City Hospital
Areas of Interest and Research: Rural Health, Healthcare and Practice Management




Stephanie Carter-Henry, MD, MS
Education Director, Hahnemann Family Health Center
Assistant Professor
Commonwealth Honors College at University of Massachusetts-Amherst (BS, 2003) (MS, 2004)
Family Medicine Residency: UMass Worcester Family Medicine Residency, 2011
Areas of Interest and Research: Dr. Carter-Henry's academic interests are in curriculum development, graduate medical education in maternal health, and medical student specialty choice. Her clinical interests include family centered maternity care, behavioral and mental health, and group prenatal care.


Virginia Van Duyne, MD
Education Director at FHCW
Associate Residency Director
Assistant Professor
Gordon College
University of Vermont College of Medicine
Residency: UMass Worcester Family Medicine Residency Program, Family Health Center of Worcester site
Areas of Interest and Research: Maternal child health, interconception care, underserved communities, global health

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