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FACULTY

  • Ben Gerber

    Ben Gerber, MD, MPH

    Professor and Division Chief

    Email:  Ben.Gerber@umassmed.edu

    Research expertise includes evaluating technology-based interventions such as mHealth, text messaging, and telehealth that promote diabetes self-management and various health behaviors in underserved, minority populations.

  • Jeroan Allison

    Jeroan Allison, MD MS

    Professor and Chair, Population and Quantitative Health Sciences

    Email:  Jeroan.Allison@umassmed.edu

    Dr. Jeroan Allison currently serves as the Chair for the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences at the UMass Chan Medical School. Initially trained as a primary care physician, Dr. Allison has made an increasing commitment to the emerging field of health equity intervention over the past 10 years.  His team has a particular interest in the concept of narrative intervention, or “storytelling” to address health disparities. Over the past 15 years, he has maintained continuous funding from several extra-mural sources such as the National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Health Care Quality and Research, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Allison is Co-Editor-in-Chief of Medical Care, a leading journal in the field of health services research sponsored by the Medical Care Section of the American Public Health Association. He holds a Master of Science degree in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health and is board certified in Internal Medicine.

  • Daniel Amante

    Daniel Amante, PhD, MPH

    Assistant Professor

    Email:  Daniel.Amante@umassmed.edu

    Research interest in implementation science and the use of health informatics, patient-facing technologies, and behavioral economics to enhance health care delivery and support for patients with chronic diseases. Experience developing, implementing and evaluating mixed-method studies to support patients with diabetes self-management and smoking cessation. Epic certified in Research: Clinical tools.

  • Sarah Cutrona

    Sarah Cutrona, MD, MPH

    Professor

    Email:  Sarah.Cutrona@umassmed.edu

    Population health researcher and a practicing general internist with research expertise in clinical informatics, chronic disease self-management, and cancer control and prevention.

  • Jatin Dave

    Jatin Dave, MBBS, MPH, FACP

    Associate Professor

    Chief Medical Officer, MassHealth; Director, Office of Clinical Affairs, Commonwealth Medicine

    Email:  Jatin.Dave@umassmed.edu

    In his dual medical leadership roles, Dr. Dave is the primary clinical liaison and lead between MassHealth (Massachusetts Medicaid) and Commonwealth Medicine, emphasizing the close working relationship between the organizations. In addition to helping guide the leadership team in the Office of Clinical Affairs, Dr. Dave is a key part of the MassHealth executive team. As chief medical officer, he provides medical, clinical, policy, and strategic oversight of all healthcare services for MassHealth members and represents the program on clinical matters.

  • Jamie Faro

    Jamie Faro, PhD

    Assistant Professor

    Email:  Jamie.Faro@umassmed.edu

    Research interests include using implementation science methods and technology to increase health behavior change for chronic disease prevention in clinical and community settings, particularly in the areas of physical activity, weight management, and smoking cessation.

  • Feifan Liu

    Feifan Liu, PhD

    Assistant Professor

    Email:  Feifan.Liu@umassmed.edu

    Expertise in natural language processing, machine learning and deep learning with experiences in applying AI techniques on healthcare data for information extraction, predictive modeling, preventative data analytics as well as assessing AI fairness to advance health equity.

  • Kristin Mattocks

    Kristin Mattocks, PhD, MPH

    Professor

    Associate Chief of Staff for Research and Development, VA Central Western Massachusetts

    Email:  Kristin.Mattocks@umassmed.edu

    Research interests include understanding healthcare utilization and health outcomes among women Veterans, particularly in the areas of reproductive health care, particularly pregnancy and other gender-specific conditions, and the degree to which women veterans utilize both VA and non-VA care for these conditions.

  • Regina Raboin

    Regina Raboin, MSLIS

    Assistant Professor

    Email:  Regina.Raboin@umassmed.edu

    Regina Fisher Raboin, MSLIS, is the Associate Director at the Lamar Soutter Library (LSL), UMass Chan Medical School. Her scholarly interests are in democratic leadership/participative management, scholarly communications, open access and publishing, research data management, research and education support and humanities in medicine. Regina sits on UMass Chan’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) where she is a protocol reviewer and voting member. She is also the Editor-in-chief of the open access journal, Journal of eScience Librarianship (JeSLIB), published by Lamar Soutter Library.

  • Rajani Sadasivam

    Rajani Sadasivam, PhD

    Professor

    Email:  Rajani.Sadasivam@umassmed.edu

    Development and testing of digital health tools and implementation strategies to support behavior change and address health disparities.

  • Adrian Zai

    Adrian Zai, MD, PhD, MPH

    Associate Professor

    Email:  Adrian.Zai@umassmed.edu

    Research interests include using information and decision support systems, including eHealth technologies, to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of care delivery and population health management.

JOINT FACULTY

Adarsha Bajracharya, MD, MMSc - Assistant Professor, Medicine

Mayuko Ito Fukunaga, MD, FCCP - Assistant Professor, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

Kimiyoshi Kobayashi, MD, MBA - Associate Professor, Medicine

ADJUNCT & VOLUNTARY FACULTY

Ekaterina (Katya) Anderson, PhD - Assistant Professor

Amanda Blok, PhD, MSN, PHCNS-BC - Assistant Professor

Jinying Chen, PhD - Assistant Professor 

Laurel Copeland, PhD - Associate Professor

Ping Gong, PhD - Associate Professor

Thomas English, PhD - Instructor

Timothy Hogan, PhD - Associate Professor and Implementation Research Coordinator, VA National eHealth Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) Coordinating Center, and Research Health Scientist, VA Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research (CHQOER), Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Medical Center

Thomas Houston, MD MPH - Professor

Aimee Kroll-Desrosiers, PhD - Assistant Professor

Jomol Mathew, PhD - Assistant Professor

Lori Pelletier, PhD - Assistant Professor

Camilla Pimentel, MPH, PhD - Assistant Professor

Stephanie Shimada, PhD - Assistant Professor

Julie Volkman, PhD - Associate Professor

Norman Weissman, PhD – Professor

Staff

Kavitha Balakrishnan, BS - Senior Development Engineer

Emmanuella Demosthenes, BS - Clinical Research Coordinator I

Yurima Guilarte-Walker, MS - Director, Research Informatics Operations

Ariana Kamberi, MBA - Research Project Director

Carla McDonald, AS - Administrative Assistant III

Reem Najjar, BS - Clinical Research Coordinator I

Jessica Wijesundara, MPH, CHES - Program Director

Koon (Steven) Wong, BS - Director, Research Informatics Systems