Primary Care Behavioral Health

CIPC Faculty

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Ronald Adler, MD – Ron is currently the Director of Quality Improvement for Primary Care for the UMass Memorial Healthcare system. He was formerly Medical Director of Hahnemann Family Health Center and Education Director for the same health center in the Worcester Family Medicine Residency. A family medicine physician, he is a graduate of Tufts University, UMass Medical School and the Worcester Family Medicine Residency.

Alexander Blount

Alexander Blount, EdD – Sandy is the Director of the Certificate Program. He is a psychologist and Professor of Clinical Family Medicine and Director of Behavioral Science in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. He is the Editor of Families, Systems, and Health, the official Journal of Collaborative Family Healthcare Association, a national organization dedicated to promoting collaborative care between medical providers and behavioral health clinicians and past President of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association.

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James Broadhurst, M.D. – Jay is the Associate Residency Director at the University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester Family Medicine Residency Program. He is also a Sports Medicine Physician serving as the team physician, in the Department of Athletics at the College of the Holy Cross.

/PageFiles/22669/burdette.gif Nelly Burdette, PsyD - Nellie is a clinical psychologist and the Director of Integrated Care at the Providence Center in Providence RI. Her clinical interests specific to the primary care population include the following: patient-doctor communication, motivational interviewing for health-behavior change, smoking cessation, healthy weight maintenance and weight loss, female reproductive issues and chronic health issues in the elderly.
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Lucy Candib, M.D. - Lucy is the author of Medicine and the Family: A Feminist Perspective . A Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at UMass, she has focused attention on the concerns of women trainees and practitioners, and has lectured widely on the topics of sexual abuse and violence against women. In 2001, she was the first department faculty member to adopt group visit methodology for working with people with diabetes and continues to conduct groups in English and Spanish.

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Carlos Cappas, PsyD - Carlos is clinical psychologist at the Great Lawrence Family Health Center in Massachusetts. A graduate of our fellowship inClinical Health Psychology in Primary Care, he received his BA in Criminal Justice from the Interamerican University in Puerto Rico. He earned his Clinical Psychology Doctoral degree from Ponce School of Medicine in 2008 and completed his internship experience at the Damas Hospital in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He enjoys volunteer work and speaks fluent Spanish.

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Stephanie Carter Henry, M.D. – Stephanie is a graduate of our Family Medicine Residency Program and is now faculty at our Hahneman Family Medicine practice.Her 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.

Alexa Connell

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 inClinical 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.

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Stephanie Czech, M.A. – Stephanie is a Clinical Psychology PhD Candidate at Suffolk University specializing in Primary Care Psychology. She received her BA in Psychology at Brown University in 1999, and finished her premedical studies at Harvard University Extension School’s Health Careers Program. Stephanie has special clinical and research interests in brief interventions for the primary care setting, particularly acceptance and mindfulness based behavioral therapies.

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Frank Domino, M.D. - Frank served as an Associate Editor for the medical database Up To Date, and is currently the Editor in Chief for 5 Minute Clinical Consult. He is an attending physician in the UMassMemorial Medical Center, and is a Professor and Clerkship Director in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA. His special areas of interest involve the teaching of evidence-based medicine, ambulatory medical ethics, educational and clinical use of PDAs and faculty development.

Warren Ferguson

Warren Ferguson, MD - Warren has been named Outstanding Physician of the Year by the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers. He is a Family Physician and Vice Chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. He has been Medical Director of two large FQHCs, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center and Family Health Center of Worcester. He regularly lectures and leads workshops on Cultural Competence in Massachusetts and nationally.

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/PageFiles/22669/Jeffrey geller(1).bmp Jeffrey Geller, MD - Jeff is a practicing integrative physician. He is currently the Director of Integrative Medicine and Group Programs for the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center in Massachusetts. He is particularly well known for his work in creating the largest group visit program in the U.S., and his ideas about empowerment. In addition to board certification in Family Medicine he is also certified in acupuncture which he learned from the UCLA School of Medicine program, has received training in osteopathic manipulation from the New England College of Osteopathy, and is an Approved Consultant in hypnosis having trained and served as faculty for the New England Society of Clinical Hypnosis. He is particularly interested in evidence based alternative options for healthcare.
/PageFiles/22669/Gleich cropped.JPG Gerald Gleich, MD - Gerry is the Medical Director at Hahnemann Family Health Center and St. Mary Health Care Center in Worcester. He is also the Interim Clinical Chief of Geriatrics, UMass Division of Geriatrics. His areas of interest and research include: geriatrics, practice redesign, and chronic pain management.
/PageFiles/22669/Golding cropped.JPG Jeremy Golding, MD - Jeremy is a Clinical Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health and the Family Medicine Quality Officer at the UMass Family Medicine Residency. His academic interests include evidence-based medicine, adolescent medicine, women's health, computers and electronic technology in medicine, electrocardiography, dermatology, and the practice of office surgical procedures. He is one of the writers and editors of The 5 Minute Clinical Consult (Lippincott/Wolters Kluwer Health).
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Daniel Mullin, PsyD - Daniel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and is a behavioral health clinician at the Barre Family Health Center. He received his Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Spalding University in October 2006 and completed his internship at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in the department of Family Medicine. Dr. Mullin then completed a two-year fellowship in Primary Care Family Psychology at the University of Rochester in the departments of Family Medicine, Medicine, and Psychiatry.

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Stacy Potts, MD Stacy is the Residency Director of the UMass Worcester Family Medicine Residency. She practices as a family physician at the residency’s Barre Family Health Center. Stacy graduated from the University of Vermont Medical School and completed her Family Medicine residency here at UMass Medical School.

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Christine Runyan, PhD – Tina is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Department of Family and Community Medicine where she practices integrated care and teachesfamily medicine residents to work collaboratively delivering patient centered primary care. Dr. Runyan also directs the APA-accredited post-doctoral fellowship in clinical health psychology in primary care. She spent six years on active duty in the US Air Force (USAF) as a psychologist where she served as the project manager for the USAF Surgeon General’s initiative that defined integrated care services for the Air Force Medical Service. Since leaving the USAF, Dr. Runyan has been a behavioral health clinician at two Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). Dr. Runyan received her PhD from Virginia Tech in 1998.