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albert_largethumb Karen Albert, M.S.
Project Director II
Research Interests: Program evaluation, qualitative and mixed-methods research, community-based participatory research (CBPR), research ethics
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Phone: (508) 856-8725
Fax: (508) 856-8700

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Shums Alikhan Shums Alikhan, B.S.
Research Coordinator I
Research Interests: youth and family mental health, social/public policy, mental illness intervention and prevention
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Phone: (508) 856-8729
Fax: (508) 856-8700

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Peter Bui Peter Bui, B.A.
Intern
Research Interests: Mental health in youth and young adults, depression, empathy, child development, impact of mental illness on employment and education
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Phone: (508) 856-2013
Fax: (508) 856-8700

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clayfield_largethumb Jonathan C. Clayfield, M.A., L.M.H.C.
Project Director II
Research Interests: Mental health and the law, crisis intervention and risk management training of first responders, diversion of offenders with mental illness, suicide intervention & prevention
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Phone: (508) 856-8721
Fax: (508) 856-8700

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 costa_largethumb Amanda Costa, B.A.
Research Technician
Learning & Working Transitions RTC
Research Interests: Educational supports for college students with mental health conditions and recovery research
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Phone: (508) 856-2865
Fax: (508) 856-8700

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Lauren Davis Lauren Davis, B.S.
Knowledge Translation Project Coordinator
Research Interests: Knowledge translation and
dissemination of research findings, collaborating with youth and young adults with lived experience, service providers, advocates, consumers and their
families.
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Phone: (508) 856-8740
Fax: (508) 856-8700

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doiron_largethumb Susan Doiron, B.S.
Research Coordinator II
Research Interests: Dissemination and presentation of research findings and materials, consumers as researchers in an academic setting
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Phone: (508) 856-8739
Fax: (508) 856-8700

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duperoy_largethumb Tania Duperoy, B.A. 
Research Technician Assistant
Learning & Working Transitions RTC
Research Interests: College experiences of young adult consumers and Participatory Action Research 
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Phone: (508) 856-2168
Fax: (508) 856-8700

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Lauren Dutille image Lauren Dutille
Financial Assistant IV
Professional Responsibilities: Manage contracts, payment vouchers, credit cards and process travel expense reports
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Phone: (508) 856-8081
Fax: (508) 856-8700

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 elinoff_largethumb Amanda Elinoff, B.A.
Administrative Assistant
Professional Responsibilities: Handles administrative work for faculty and staff of Learning & Working Transitions RTC
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Phone: (508) 856-1025
Fax: (508) 856-8700

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 Marlene Elliott Marlene Elliott
Designated Interpreter- Research Scholar
Research Interests: Popular education in sign language interpreter training, professional boundaries in cultural communities, mindfulness, and interpreter cognitive skills
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Fax: (508) 856-8700

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grillo_largethumb  John Grillo
Research Assistant
Research Interests: Rehabilitation, clubhouses, consumer movement and consumers in research
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Phone: (508) 856-8748
Fax: (508) 856-8700

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Wyatte Hall  Wyatte Hall, Ph.D.
Post Doctoral Fellow in Psychiatry
Research Interests: Language deprivation in the Deaf community and its effect on trauma and addiction 
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Fax: (508) 856-8700

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harrington_largethumb  Linda Harrington, B.S.
Academic Administrator
Professional Responsibilities: Administration of the financial, operational, human resource, and general business functions of the SPARC. Provides information and guidance to faculty for the pre and post award activity relating to grant management
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Phone: (508) 856-8415
Fax: (508) 856-8700

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SloanHuckabee  Sloan Huckabee, Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Research Interests: Transition Age Youth with Mental Health Needs including under identification, under service of this population, early identification, facilitators and barriers to engagement in post-secondary life, application of response to intervention with students with emotional and behavioral difficulties
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Phone: (508) 856-2013
Fax: (508) 856-8700

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Ryan Kelly image  Ryan Kelly, B.A.
Research Intern
Research Interests: Mental health and the law, risk and needs assessment, legal decision making, and
juvenile justice
 
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Phone: (508) 856-8736
Fax: (508) 856-8700

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Dee Logan image  Deirdre Logan, B.A.
Research Coordinator II
Research Interests: Dissemination and presentation of research findings and materials, Informed Consent, research ethics and youth, young adult and family mental health
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Phone: (508) 856-5852
Fax: (508) 856-8700

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macdonald_largethumb  James McDonald, Jr., A.S.
Departmental Assistant
Professional Responsibilities: Compiles conference materials, assists with mailings
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Phone: (508) 856-8739
Fax: (508) 856-8700

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Alexandra Murray  Alexandra Murray, B.A., M.P.A.
Research Coordinator I
Research Interests: Research Ethics and Internal Review Boards,  Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
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Phone: (508) 856-1744
Fax: (508) 856-8700

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Arta Pengo image  Arta Pengo, B.S.
Financial Assistant IV
Professional Responsibilities: Manage contracts, payment vouchers, credit cards and process travel expense reports
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Phone: (508) 856-8710
Fax: (508) 856-8700

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perrault_largethumb  Rachael Perrault, M.A.
Research Project Director
Research Interests: Mental health and the law, risk and needs assessment in juvenile justice, public policy and legal decision making
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Phone: (508) 856-8564
Fax: (508) 856-8700

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post_largethumb  Laurel Post
Administrative Assistant
Professional Responsibilities: Handles administrative work for faculty under the UMASS Child Trauma Training Grant
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Phone: (508) 856-5963
Fax: (508) 856-8700

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Mary Quill  Mary Quill
Research Assistant
Research Interests: Rehabilitation, clubhouses, consumer movement and consumers in research
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Phone: (508) 856-8748
Fax: (508) 856-8700

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sabella_largethumb  Kathryn Sabella, M.A. 
Project Director II
Learning & Working Transitions RTC
Research Interests: Psychosocial development during the transition to adulthood, social disparities in education, mental health policy/system changes, employment of young adults with lived experience
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Phone: (508) 856-5759
Fax: (508) 856-8700

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simon_largethumb  Lorna Simon, M.A
Data Analyst
Research Interests: Institutional review boards, hospital readmissions, consumer satisfaction surveys
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Phone: (508) 856-8720
Fax: (508) 856-8700

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simons_largethumb  Gillian Simons
Project Assistant
Learning & Working Transitions RTC
Research Interests: Tip sheet development, disseminating research findings, college experiences of young adult consumers
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Phone: (508) 856-2865
Fax: (508) 856-8700

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smith_largethumb  Lisa M. Smith, B.A.
Research Coordinator II
Research Interests: Transition age youth and young adults with lived experience, knowledge translation and dissemination of research findings, collaborations with service providers, advocates, consumers and their families
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Phone: (508) 856-1072
Fax: (508) 856-8700

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 Rachel Stone image Rachel Stone
Project Assistant
Learning & Working Transitions RTC
Research Interests: Authoring tip sheets and disseminating research findings to young adult consumers, researching articles and mental health information
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Phone: (508) 856-1068
Fax: (508) 856-8700

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tartablia_largethumb  Lillian Tartaglia, A.S.
Financial Assistant IV
Professional Responsibilities: Manage contracts, payment vouchers, credit cards and process travel expense reports
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Phone: (508) 856-8710
Fax: (508) 856-8700

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thornton_largethumb  Amy Thornton, B.S.
Administrative Assistant 
Professional Responsibilities: Administrative assistance to faculty and staff on the MacArthur Models for Change Project
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Phone: (508) 856-8736
Fax: (508) 856-8700

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DebbieTruong  Debbie Truong, M.A.
Research Coordinator II
Research Interests: Trauma and health, treatment and prevention, juvenile justice, risk and needs assessment, legal decision-making
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Phone: (508) 856-5378
Fax: (508) 856-8700

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ShichengWeng  Shicheng Weng, M.S.
Biostatistician II
Research Interests: Longitudinal analysis, survival analysis, and linear models
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Phone: (508) 856-2089
Fax: (508) 856-8700

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whitney_largethumb  Jennifer Whitney
Project Assistant
Learning & Working Transitions RTC
Research Interests: Authoring tip sheets and disseminating research findings to young adult consumers, researching articles and mental health information
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Phone: (508) 856-2865
Fax: (508) 856-8700

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