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Our UMass Worcester Team

The mission of the UMass Worcester Prevention Research Center is to establish community, public health, health care and academic capacity to engage in equitable research partnerships for conducting applied public health research targeting physical activity, healthy eating, obesity and associated chronic conditions among Worcester area residents.

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Pictured, from left: Suzanne Cashman, ScD; Lori Pbert, PhD; Stephenie Lemon, PhD; Sherry Pagoto, PhD; and Milagros Rosal, PhD.

Our Research Approach

The work of the UMass Worcester PRC is guided by a Steering Committee composed of representatives from state and local departments of public health, community organizations and academia. The Steering Committee is charged with establishing UMass Worcester PRC priority research areas and populations, overseeing all UMass Worcester PRC activities and assuring that we engage in equitable research partnerships with community and public health collaborators. The UMass Worcester PRC abides by nine Principles of Partnership,established by the Steering Committee.

Meet Our Faculty and Staff

LemonStephenie C. Lemon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director and Principal Investigator
UMass Worcester PRC
Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine
stephenie.lemon@umassmed.edu 
Rosal Milagros C. Rosal, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Co-Director, UMass Worcester PRC
Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine
milagros.rosal@umassmed.edu 
CashmanSuzanne Cashman, Sc.D.
Professor and Director of Community Health
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
suzanne.cashman@umassmed.edu
OckeneJudith K. Ockene, Ph.D., M.Ed., M.A.
Professor of Medicine and Chief
Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine
Barbara Helen Smith Chair in Preventive and Behavioral Medicine
Associate Vice Provost for Gender and Equity
Judith.Ockene@umassmed.edu
Pagota Sherry Pagoto, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Co-Director, UMass Worcester PRC Training Program
Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine
sherry.pagoto@umassmed.edu 
PbertLori Pbert, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine and Associate Chief
Director, Center for Tobacco Treatment Research and Training
Co-Director, UMass Worcester PRC Training Program
Co-Director, Cancer Risk Behavior Program
Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine
lori.pbert@umassmed.edu
 Wang, MonicaMonica L. Wang, Sc.D., M.S.
Postdoctoral Fellow
UMass Worcester PRC
Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine
monica.wang@umassmed.edu

 

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UMass Worcester PRC
55 Lake Ave North, S7-746
Worcester, MA 01655
508-856-4685

Email
umwprc@umassmed.edu
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