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Residents receive a stipend of $50,000, plus UMass Chan health and dental insurance benefits and professional liability insurance. In addition, the resident is allotted $2,500 to cover professional conference expenses, travel expenses to off-campus practicum sites, and expenses such as books and supplies.

Residents have access to the UMass Chan Medical School Library, including on-line access (including on-line journals and books) and Lexis-Nexis which provides comprehensive access to State and Federal cases and statutes.

The Law and Psychiatry Program is itself a significant resource to residents because of its many activities associated with public sector mental health services in Massachusetts. The program, under a contract with the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, is responsible for the continuing education and certification of all forensic mental health professionals who work in Massachusetts' inpatient and court clinic services.

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Core Fellowship Faculty

Ashley Murray, Ph.D.
Fellowship Program Director

Forensic Mental Health Supervisor


Gina Vincent, Ph.D.
Co-Director, Law and Psychiatry Program

Fellowship Research Supervisor


Natalie Anumba, Ph.D., ABPP (Forensic)
Co-Director, Law and Psychiatry Program

Forensic Mental Health Supervisor

Andrea Dinsmore, Psy.D., ABPP (Forensic)
Director, UMass Chan Mobile Forensic Evaluation Service
Forensic Mental Health Supervisor 

Danielle Rynczak, J.D., Psy.D., ABPP (Forensic)
Director of Legal Training and Education

Forensic Mental Health Supervisor 

Paul Noroian, M.D.
Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Director
Landmark Case Law Seminar Co-Facilitator


Darina Griffin, Esq.
Landmark Case Law Seminar Co-Facilitator


Ira Packer, Ph.D., ABPP (Forensic)

Professor Emeritus / Mentor


Thomas Grisso, Ph.D., ABPP (Forensic)
Professor Emeritus 

Christine Rainville

Administrative Assistant

Amy Thornton

Administrative Assistant 

In addition, other faculty provide didactic training as well as opportunities for specialized assessments and education. Other on-site and off-site faculty who contribute substantially to post-doctoral forensic training are listed on the faculty page.