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UMass Chan Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry

Psychiatric Faculty

Paul E. Noroian, MD

Director, Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship, UMass Chan Medical School 
Designated Forensic Psychiatrist, Forensic Mental Health Supervisor
Chief of Psychiatry, Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, UMass Chan Medical School
Psychiatrist, Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital and UMass Memorial Health

Interests: Civil commitment, prosecution of patients, court mandated treatment, history of psychiatry

Margarita Abi Zeid Daou, MD

Associate Director, Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship, UMass Chan Medical School 
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, UMass Chan Medical School 
Psychiatrist, Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital
Designated Forensic Psychiatrist
Interests: criminal responsibility, role of culture in forensic mental health evaluations, history of forensic psychiatry

Adeliza Olivero, MD

Designated Forensic Psychiatrist Cambridge District Court Clinic
Instructor in Psychiatry, UMass Chan Medical School 
Interests: Emergency Psychiatry, Court Clinic Mental Health Evaluations, Community Mental Health, Cultural Competence

Renée Sorrentino, MD

Medical Director, Institution for Sexual Wellness
Medical Director, Firesetting Prevention Center
Clinical Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Interests: paraphilias, chemical castration, treatment of sexual offenders

Amam Z. Saleh, MD

Interests: Treatment of persons with severe and enduring violence and self-harm risks, psychiatric leadership development and supervision in the broader public sector, Improving interactions between persons with law enforcement and the broader justice system and related issues such as involuntary medication and commitment laws.

Kyle C. Walker, MD

Instructor in Psychiatry, UMass Chan Medical School 
Forensic Psychiatrist, Bridgewater State Hospital
Interests: Substance abuse treatment in forensic settings; medical competency and capacity; inpatient treatment of chronic psychotic disorders

Kenneth Appelbaum, MD

Professor Emeritus of Clinical Psychiatry, UMass Chan Medical School 
Interests: Forensic psychiatry, correctional psychiatry, adult psychiatry, dangerousness, competency, law & psychiatry

Daniel W. Comiskey, MD

Instructor in Psychiatry, UMass Chan Medical School 
Director of Psychiatry, Bridgewater State Hospital
Interests: Direct Patient Care; Hospital and Organizational Systems; Ethics

James Feldman, MD, MPH

Attending Psychiatrist, Massachusetts Mental Health Center MI-PSB team (Mentally Ill with Problematic Sexual Behaviors)
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, UMass Chan Medical School 
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Interests:  treatment of chronically mentally ill patients with problematic sexual behaviors

Sanya Virani, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Associate Program Director - Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship
Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School
 
Interests: Global Mental Health, Addiction Psychiatry (Behavioral Addictions), Forensic Psychiatry, Medical student and Resident Education

Colin Whitworth, MD

Psychology Faculty

Danielle Audet Khanna, PsyD

Director, Suffolk County Juvenile Court Clinic
Certified Juvenile Court Clinician I & II
Affiliate Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry, UMass Chan Medical School 
Interests: Evaluation of Parenting Capacity, Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Juvenile Justice, Forensic Report Writing

John Young, Psy.D.

Instructor in Psychiatry, UMass Chan Medical School 
Associate Director of Forensic Services, Bridgewater State Hospital (BSH)
Director- Postdoctoral Fellowship in Forensic Psychology, BSH
Interests: Competence Restoration; Police training on responding to persons with mental illness; Specialty courts & jail diversion programs

Jennifer McAllister PsyD, ABPP (forensic)

Instructor in Psychiatry, UMass Chan Medical School, Director of Forensic Services, Bridgewater State Hospital (BSH)

Interests: forensic supervision, sexual violent risk assessments, identity, race and culture in forensic assessments.

 

Ashley Murray, PhD

Designated Forensic Psychologist, Forensic Mental Health Supervisor
Director, UMass Chan Medical School Forensic Psychology Fellowship
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, UMass Chan Medical SchoolWorcester Recovery Center and Hospital, Vibra Hospital, Tewksbury Hospital
Interests: tailored violence risk assessment, stalking, psychopathic personality disorder, treatment of antisocial and psychopathic personality disorders, clinical supervision

Andrea Dinsmore

Gina M. Vincent, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry, UMass Chan Medical School 
Co-Director, Law & Psychiatry Program
Director of Translational Law & Psychiatry Research
Interests: Adolescent offenders, implementing risk assessment in juvenile justice, adolescent substance abuse, mental disorders in juvenile justice

Ira K. Packer, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Psychology

Laura DM Grant, PsyD

VA Psychologist, VA Central Western Massachusetts
Lead Supervisor, CWM VA Psychology Training Committee, Assessment Rotation
Lead Mental Health Compensation and Pension Examiner, CWM VA Mental Health Service Line
Psychology Consultant to CWM VA Community Living Center (Long Term Care Unit)
Interests: Military/Post Military Psychology,  Impact of Intersections of Identity, Race & Cultural Factors on the Assessment & Treatment of Adults, Racial Trauma, Military Sexual Trauma,  End of Life Care, Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders, Spirituality

Bradley Roger Brummett, PhD

Co-Director of Training, Mental Health Service Line, VA Central Western Massachusetts HCS
Coordinator, Edward P. Boland VAMC Neuropsychology Service
Affiliate Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, UMass Chan Medical School
Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences, University of Massachusetts
Neuropsychologist, VA Central Western Massachusetts HCS & Neuropsychological and Clinical Services of the Northampton Area
Interests: Military Veteran Disability Evaluations (Compensation & Pension), Multicultural Issues and Diversity, Level 1 Adult Autism Spectrum Disorders, Non-Pharmacologic Chronic Pain Care

Thomas Grisso, PhD

Professor Emeritus, UMass Chan Medical School 
Interests: Adolescent Offenders; Law & Psychology; patients' competence to consent to treatment; forensic (criminal) mental health issues & evaluations; juvenile violence & mental disorder

Legal Faculty

Nathan Frommer, JD, LLM

Instructor in Psychiatry, UMass Chan Medical School
Assistant General Counsel, Mass. Dept. of Mental Health
Senior Attorney, Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital, Worcester, MA

Darina A. Griffin, JD

Legal Counsel, Massachusetts State Police
Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, UMass Chan Medical School 
Interests: mental health law, criminal case law, constitutional issues

Eden Prendergast