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Advisory Board

Our Prevention Research Center is guided by the Advisory Board, comprised of the Community Advisory Board with leaders from partnering community organizations, the Worcester Division of Public Health and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health; and UMass Chan Medical School Faculty and staff.

Community Advisory Board

Louis Brady, MBA
President/CEO
Family Health Center of Worcester

Casey Burns, MA
Director
Coalition for a Heathy Greater Worcester

Joanne Calista, MSW
Director
Center for Health Impact

Ydalia V. Heimann, MPA
REACH Program Manager
Worcester Division of Public Health

Stephen J. Kerrigan
President & CEO
Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center

Judi Kirk, MSPE
Director of Community Impact
Boys & Girls Club of Worcester

Paul Matthews
Executive Director
The Worcester Regional Research Bureau

Jean G. McMurray
Executive Director
Worcester County Food Bank

Nikki Nixon, MS
Chief of Epidemiology
Worcester Division of Public Health

Kimberly Reckert
Community Benefits Program
UMass Memorial Health Care

PRC Faculty and Staff

Directors
Stephenie C. Lemon, PhD, Co-Director, Prevention Research Center
Professor and Chief, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, UMass Chan Medical School

Milagros C. Rosal, MS, PhD, Co-Director, Prevention Research Center
Principal Investigator, UMass Chan PRC Core Research Project BP Control
Professor, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, UMass Chan Medical School

Faculty
Karen Clements, MPH, ScD, Faculty, Prevention Research Center Core Research Project BP Control
Assistant Professor, Center for Health Policy and Research
Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, UMass Chan Medical School

Judy Ockene, PhD, MEd, MA, Faculty, Prevention Research Center
Professor, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, UMass Chan Medical School

Lori Pbert, PhD, Faculty, Prevention Research Center
Professor and Associate Chief, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, UMass Chan Medical School

Sharina Person, PhD, Faculty, Prevention Research Center Core Research Project BP Control
Professor and Vice-Chair, Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, UMass Chan Medical School

Rajani Sadasivam, PhD, Affiliated Faculty, Prevention Research Center
Associate Professor, Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, UMass Chan Medical School

Michelle Trivedi, MD, Affiliated Faculty, Prevention Research Center
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, UMass Chan Medical School

Staff
Amy Borg, MPH, MEd, Deputy Director, Prevention Research Center
Project Director, UMass Chan PRC Core Research Project BP Control
Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, UMass Chan Medical School

Christine Frisard, MS, Statistician, Prevention Research Center
Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, UMass Chan Medical School

Karin Valentine Goins, MPH, Physical Activity Lead, Prevention Research Center
Research Project Director, PAPREN (Physical Activity Policy Research and Evaluation Network)
Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, UMass Chan Medical School

Princilla Minkah, Research Coordinator, Prevention Research Center
Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, UMass Chan Medical School

Karen Ronayne
Research Coordinator, Prevention Research Center
Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, UMass Chan Medical School