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Monthly Departmental Research Forums

The department hosts a monthly research forum (coordinated by Judy Savageau, MPH) at which faculty and students are encouraged to present research in progress, new grant ideas, data analysis plans, etc. The goal for these forums is to provide faculty with the necessary feedback and assistance to bring scholarly projects to completion. Listed below are presentations made during the past two academic years (2017-2019)

2020-2021 Department Research Forums

February 19, 2021
Dan Mullin, PsyD, MPH; James Anderson, PhD, and Steve Martin, MD, MEd

"Project ECHO and Primary Care Buprenorphine Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders: Implementation and Clinical Outcomes

March 26, 2021
Warren Ferguson, MD and Jesse Joseph Feierabend-Peters, MS-IV

“Coming Home: Understanding Navigator Best Practices to Assist Formerly Incarcerated Persons with Health and Human Service Needs”

April 16, 2021
Roger Luckmann, MD, MPH


“Assessment of the Clean Energy and the Climate Plan for 2030”

May 21, 2021
Ekaterina (Kate) Pivovarova, PhD


“Perceptions of the Causes of Addiction by Persons who Use Drugs: Are They Relevant to Engagement and Retention in Treatment?”

June 18, 2021 – cancelled due to Junteenth Day celebration

September 17, 2021

Susan Hogan, MD, MPH and Suzanne Cashman ScD

“Understanding Medical Student Perceived Priorities in Addressing the Social Determinants of Health”

October 15, 2021

Kathy Petkauskos, Senior Program Director at CWM and the Director of the Work Without Limits Program; accompanied by several of her colleagues in the Research and Evaluation Unit

“A Qualitative Study of Vocational Rehabilitation and Community Living Services for People with Disabilities in Massachusetts”

November 19, 2021

Haley Schachter, MS (MD candidate) and Aisling Ryan, MS, FNP-C (DNP candidate)

“Implementing an Individualized Client Needs Assessment Tool for a Navigator Program on Rural Cape Cod”