Heather-Lyn Haley, PhD

Heather-Lyn Haley, PhD Haley2011

 1. Faculty appointment(s):

Assistant professor, Family Medicine and Community Health
Assistant Professor, General Internal Medicine

2. Current position(s) or title(s):

Project Manager for Community Health
Site Coordinator – UMass Learn and Serve

3. Education:

PhD, Sociology, UMass Amherst 2003
MA, Sociology, UMass Amherst, 2001
BA, English/Journalism, Worcester State College, 1989

4. Affiliations: 

American Sociological Association: Sections on Medical Sociology;  Sociology of Emotions; Organizations, Occupations and Work; and Altruism, Morality and Social Solidarity

Colleges of Worcester Consortium
       Community Engagement Committee, 2009-present
Common Pathways
       Public Health and Social Services Committee, 2009-present
       MassCONECT partnership with Harvard School of Public Health & National Cancer Institute
City of Worcester
       Partnership for Health Equity, 2010-present
University of Massachusetts Medical School
       Community Engagement Committee, 2009-present
       Nominations Committees 2008-present
       Faculty Council 2006-present
           Executive Council 2009-present
       Council on Equal Opportunity and Diversity 2009-present
           Civility Committee 2009-present
       Interviewer, Admissions 2006-07, 2008-present

5. Research:

Dr. Haley’s current research interests include:
• Preventive health education and social networks of recently resettled refugees
• Effectiveness of electronic media for facilitating population health thinking among geographically dispersed medical residents and faculty
• Community-based participatory research for reducing disparities in colorectal cancer screening rates
• Service-learning in medical education: reflection and refinement of learning goals

6. Publications:

Levin, Len L.; Nordberg, Judith M.; and Haley, Heather-Lyn. Being there, there and there: using research methodology to evaluate the effectiveness of librarians embedded in chart rounds within a multi-center Family Medicine residency program. 2011. University of Massachusetts Medical School. Library Publications and Presentations. Paper 131.
http://escholarship.umassmed.edu/lib_articles/131.

Fischer, M.A., Haley, H. –L., Saarinen, C. Chretien, K.C 2010. Comparison of Blogs and Written Reflections in Two Medicine Clerkships. Medical Education. 45:166-175..

Larkin AC, Cahan MA, Whalen G, Hatem D, Starr S, Haley H-L, Litwin D, Sullivan K, Quirk M. 2010. Human emotion and response in surgery (HEARS): A simulation-based curriculum for communication skills, systems-based practice, and professionalism in surgical residency training. J Am Coll Surg 211:285–292.

Garg, Amit, Haley, Heather-Lyn, Hatem, David. 2010. Modern Moulage: Evaluating the Use of 3-Dimensional Prosthetic Mimics in a Dermatology Teaching Program for Second-Year Medical Students. Arch Dermatol 146(2): 143-146.

Haley, Heather-Lyn, Hale, Janet, Brewer, Arthur, Ferguson, Warren J.. 2009. Correctional Health Curriculum Enhancement through Focus Groups. Teaching and Learning in Medicine 21(4): 310-317.

Fischer, Melissa A., Harrel, Heather E., Haley, Heather-Lyn, Cifu, Adam S., Alper, Eric, Johnson, Krista M., Hatem, David. 2008. Between Two Worlds: A Multi-Institutional Qualitative Analysis of Students’ Reflections on Joining the Medical Profession. J Gen Intern Med 23(7): 958-963.

Haidet, Paul, Hatem, David, Fecile, Mary Lynn, Stein, Howard, Haley, Heather-Lyn, Kimmel, Barbara, Mossbarger, David, Inui, Thomas. 2008. The Role of Relationships in the Professional Formation of Physicians: Case Report and Illustration of an Elicitation Technique. Patient Education and Counseling 72(3):382-387.

7. How to contact:

Heather-Lyn.Haley@umassmed.edu ; 774-441-6366 office, 774-441-6212 fax

Web resources created and currently managed by Dr. Haley include:


• UMass FMCH Community Health Toolkit: http://www.umassmed.edu/fmch/toolkit.aspx
• UMMS Population Health Clerkship http://www.umassmed.edu/fmch/pophealth2012.aspx
• UMMS Summer Service-Learning Assistantship: http://www.umassmed.edu/fmch/summerCSL.aspx
• UMMS Learn and Serve UMass Worcester: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=176411101174