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Jerry Gurwitz   

Jerry H. Gurwitz, MD
Executive Director, Meyers Primary Care Institute
The Dr. John Meyers Professor of Primary Care Medicine
Chief, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Areas of expertise:

  • Geriatric and gerontologic research
  • Medication use and patient safety
  • Epidemiology of chronic diseases and multimorbidity

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Kathleen Mazor  

Kathleen Mazor, EdD
Associate Director, Meyers Primary Care Institute
Professor, Department of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Areas of expertise:

  • Communication in healthcare
  • Health literacy
  • Patients' perspectives and experiences

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Jane_Saczynski_062013  

Jane Saczynski, PhD
Assistant Director, Meyers Primary Care Institute
Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine and Quantitative Health Sciences
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Areas of expertise:

  • Epidemiology of chronic diseases
  • Cognitive status and management of chronic diseases
  • Transitions in care

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susan_andrade  

Susan E. Andrade, ScD
Research Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Areas of expertise:

  • Pharmacoepidemiology and medication safety
  • Epidemiology of chronic diseases

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robert_baldor

 

Robert A. Baldor, MD
Professor & Vice Chair, Education, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Areas of expertise:

  • Communication in healthcare
  • Organization and delivery of healthcare
  • Comparative effectiveness research

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sarah_cutrona  

Sarah L. Cutrona, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School

 

Areas of expertise:

  • Pharmacoepidemiology and medication safety
  • Communication in healthcare
  • Role of social networks in healthcare

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jennifer_donovan_web   

Jennifer Donovan, PharmD, RPh
Assistant Dean, Curriculum and New Programs
Professor of Pharmacy Practice
MCPHS University
Adjunct Associate Professor, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Areas of expertise:

  • Patient safety and quality improvement
  • Pharmacoepidemiology and medication safety
  • Comparative effectiveness research

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 Mara Meyer Epstein   Mara Meyer Epstein, ScD
Assistant Professor, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine

Areas of expertise:

  • Epidemiology of chronic diseases
  • Nutritional epidemiology
  • Inflammation and cancer

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terry_field   Terry S. Field, DSc  
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School 

Areas of expertise:
  • Epidemiology of chronic diseases
  • Patient safety and quality improvement
  • Comparative effectiveness research

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Melissa Fischer  

Melissa Fischer, MD, MEd
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education
Associate Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Areas of expertise:

  • Interprofessional medication education
  • Communication in healthcare

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leslie_fish

 

 

Leslie Fish, PharmD 
Vice President, Clinical Programs
Fallon Community Health Plan

Areas of expertise:

  • Communication in healthcare
  • Organization and delivery of healthcare

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lawrence_garber

 

Lawrence Garber, MD
Medical Director, Informatics
Reliant Medical Group

Areas of expertise:

  • Patient safety and quality improvement
  • Pharmacoepidemiology and medication safety
  • Communication in healthcare

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robert_goldberg  

Robert Goldberg, PhD
Professor & Director, Division of Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases and Vulnerable Populations, Department of Quantitative Health Sciences
University of Massachusetts Medical School

 

Areas of expertise:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Epidemiology of chronic diseases
  • Population health research

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leslie_harrold   Leslie Harrold, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Departments of Orthopedics and Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School

 

Areas of expertise:

  • Pharmacoepidemiology and medication safety
  • Epidemiology of chronic diseases
  • Comparative effectiveness research

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abir_kanaan  

Abir Kanaan, PharmD
Associate Professor of Pharmacy
MCPHS University
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Areas of expertise

  • Patient safety and quality improvement
  • Pharmacoepidemiology and medication safety
  • Comparative effectiveness research

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 Kate_Lapane_062013  

Kate L. Lapane, PhD, MS
Associate Dean, Clinical Population Health Research Program
Professor, Department of Quantitative Health Sciences
University of Massachusetts Medical School

 

Areas of expertise:

  • Patient safety and quality improvement
  • Pharmacoepidemiology and medication safety
  • Comparative effectiveness research

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Sarah_McGee_062013  

Sarah McGee, MD, MPH
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School

 

Areas of expertise:

  • Falls
  • Functional assessment
  • Patient safety and quality improvement

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david_mcmanus  

David McManus, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School

 

Areas of expertise:

  • Patient safety and quality improvement
  • Pharmacoepidemiology and medication safety
  • Epidemiology of cardiovascular diseases

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christopher_owens

 

Christopher Owens, MD 
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology
University of Massachusetts Medical School

 

Areas of expertise:

  • Patient safety and quality improvement
  • Comparative effectiveness research
  • Cancer research

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Barry_Saver_062013

 

Barry Saver, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Areas of expertise:

  • Communication in healthcare
  • Organization and delivery of healthcare
  • Health disparities

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molly_waring   Molly Waring, PhD
Assistant Professor, Division of Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases and Vulnerable Populations, Department of Quantitative Health Sciences
University of Massachusetts Medical School

 

Areas of expertise:

  • Epidemiology of chronic diseases
  • Obesity and weight change
  • Pregnancy

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robert_yood  

Robert Yood, MD
Director, Division of Rheumatic Diseases and Musculoskeletal Medicine
Saint Vincent Hospital
Medical Director, Research Department
Reliant Medical Group 
Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School

 

Areas of expertise:

  • Patient safety and quality improvement
  • Epidemiology of chronic diseases

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