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Barre Family Health Center Faculty

  Sandra Augusto, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor

Dr. Augusto is a 2015 graduate of St. Georges University School of Medicine. She earned her BS in Biology from Syracuse University in 2002 and her MPH from St. Georges University in 2009. Before entering medical school, she worked in the Surgical Research Department at Rhode Island Hospital and Amgen, RI. A Rhode Island native, Sandra's interests include global health, MCH and community health. Her personal interests include Portuguese folk dancing, running and good food



Stephen Earls, MD
Medical Director at Barre Family Health Center
Associate Professor of Family Medicine

Columbian College of Arts and Sciences of The George Washington University 
The George Washington University, MD 
Miriam Hospital Internal Medicine Residency
University of Massachusetts/Worcester City Hospital 
Areas of Interest and Research: Rural Health, Healthcare and Practice Management 
Hometown: Southbridge, Massachusetts 
About UMass Worcester: Our health centers are the strength of our program. Located in the community rather than in the hospital, our residents enjoy an opportunity to be a genuine community family physician while experiencing the excellent training offered in a major university medical center. 
About Choosing Family Medicine: I grew up with a general practitioner providing care to my family and was impressed with the way in which he was able to make it all seem like it would turn out all right. Meeting a community need as he did became my ambition and I felt I could only do that in Family Medicine. While the science of medicine is interesting, the relationship with patients is what I most enjoy. 
Personal Facts: Avid but not very good golfer. Proud father and grandfather.


Elizabeth Dykhouse, Ph.D.
Dr. Dykhouse received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Seattle Pacific University. She completed her predoctoral internship with I Ola Lahui Rural Behavioral Health with placements in Honolulu and Hilo, Hawaii and her postdoctoral fellowship with Salud Family Health Centers in Denver, Colorado. Her background is in primary care psychology and health psychology. She is particularly interested in the provision of culturally and linguistically appropriate care and has experience working with interpreters as well as practicing directly in Spanish. 



Kristina Gracey, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Associate Residency Director, Maternal Child Health
Albany Medical Center, 2016
Albany Medical College, 2013
Professional Affilations: STFM, MSAFP, FMEC
Areas of Interest and Research: Resident and medical student education, Maternal and Child Health, Adult Inpatient medicine 
About UMass: It is an honor to be working at UMass, practicing full-fledged Family Medicine at the Barre Family Health Center while delivering babies and taking care of patients of all ages at UMass Memorial Hospital. I have a particular enthusiasm for teaching medical students and residents and feel fortunate to be surrounded by others who share the same passion.
Personal Facts: My husband and I, alongside our two young children, were warmly welcomed into the UMass community when we moved here from Albany. The beauty of this area, kind people, and diverse community continue to impress us.


Allison Hargreaves, MD
Education Director at Barre Family Health Center 
Assistant Residency Director for Adult Medicine Education
Assistant Professor

Dartmouth College, 2002
University of Massachusetts Medical School, MD, 2006
UMass Worcester Family Medicine Residency (Barre), 2009
Areas of Interest and Research: Adult Inpatient Medicine, End-of-life care, Maternal/child health; Resident education/mentoring; Web-based curricula and academic resources
Hometown: North Easton, MA 
About UMass Worcester: UMass provides state-of-the-art tertiary care to the people of central Massachusetts and beyond, while also maintaining a strong emphasis on primary care. I love being part of a university-based academic institution where Family Medicine is represented everywhere I look. Training at the Barre Family Health Center reinforced for me that I can have it all—a small-town rural practice with access to a major academic medical center where I can do research, teach, and continue to learn. There really is something for everyone at UMass. 
Why Family Medicine? There is no other field that would allow me to deliver a baby, suture a chainsaw laceration, perform well-child examinations for all ages, diagnose cancer, cast a fracture, cure a rash, and hold a dying patient’s hand all in one week...or one day! As a family physician I perform a variety of procedures, practice evidence-based medicine, and apply well-exercised clinical skills and problem-solving capabilities on a daily basis, all to better serve my patients and my community. Caring for families throughout the life cycle allows the patient-physician relationship to be one of true meaning and trust. Being able to mentor residents and medical students as they grow as family physicians makes this calling even more rewarding. 
Personal Facts: I considered withdrawing my medical school acceptance to be a high school English teacher. To this day I have a love of teaching and of literature and the arts. I try to read at least one non-medical book per month. Ask me what I am reading now!  I am an avid sports fan, in particular Red Sox baseball, Celtics basketball, and Patriots football so I’m covered for all seasons. I love playing all of the above and also enjoy non-spectator activities such as swimming and bowling (well, watch if you want).




Judy Hsu, DO
Assistant Professor

Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2012
UMass Worcester Family Medicine Residency (Barre) 2015
Areas of Interest and Research: Osteopathic manipulative medicine, chronic hepatitis C, telemedicine, addiction medicine
About UMass Worcester: UMass is a great place to receive training in primary care. With a culturally and socioeconomically diverse patient population, this program prepares you well to be a problem solver. At the Barre Family Health Center, we are constantly pushing boundaries in terms of services we provide. For example, this year we bought a retinal scanner so that our diabetic patients don’t have to travel far to have their annual eye exam. What I also love about this program is the fact that there is a strong spirit of collaboration throughout all levels of the residency. No idea is too small to bring to the table, and I’ve always felt supported when pursuing my interests.
Personal Facts: My other passion in life is music. I am a classically trained violinist, and even though I no longer perform professionally, I still pick up my violin from time to time to take my mind off work. Music is a language that can capture all the colors of the human emotions, and I often use it to reflect on my experiences as a physician.


Cynthia D. Jeremiah, MD
Assistant Professor
Medical University of Silesia in Katowice Poland, 2005
Residency at UMass Worcester Family Medicine; Barre Family Health Center, 2009
Areas of Interest and Research: 
Childhood development, adolescent health, women’s health
Hometown: Yonkers, NY (Go Yankees!)
About UMass: BFHC in my mind defines family medicine as you take care of people from birth to death, as well as provide urgent care, and OB care. You can't get more complete than that. It’s a wonderful place to work. It can get pretty busy, but it never loses its small town charm.
Why Family Medicine? I wanted to work in a specialty where I could take care of families and maintain continuity of care. I wanted to be in a specialty where the skills I obtained covered a wide spectrum of needs, so when I left residency, I could go anywhere.
Personal Facts: I enjoy cutting people’s hair, and cooking, but not at the same time! (That would be a fire hazard.)

  Stephen Martin, MD, EdM
Associate Professor

Boston University Medical Center (2002-2005)
Harvard Medical School, 2002
Williams College, 1991
Areas of Interest and Research: History and practice of the preventive examination, Rural health, Medical education, Correctional medicine, Improvement in care transitions, such as hospital discharges, Care for the underserved, Feedback, Wound care
Personal Facts: Was in middle school when Steve Martin’s film “The Jerk” came out, but still glad to share a name with him! Also, former comic book collector and still have all 1,400 issues carefully saved.
About UMass Worcester: I think UMass offers extraordinary quality in academic, clinical, and research efforts – all with primary care as a core value. I’m thrilled to be at Barre Family Health Center where we have a very close relationship with our community and where the training emphasizes relative independence in as rural setting. 
Why Family Medicine? I fit more into the “converted” category as I was initially inclined to do a Medicine/Pediatrics residency. But as I grew to understand the family medicine model – and felt more peace that I wouldn’t know everything at once – I was glad to join in. I think Family Medicine is a grounded specialty, and it offers a myriad of connections with patients, colleagues, the community, and the university that are especially rewarding.

  Daniel Mullin, PsyD, MPH
Associate Professor
Fellowship, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Departments of Medicine, Psychiatry and Family Medicine, 2008

Internship, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Departments of Psychiatry and Family Medicine, 2006
Spalding University, 2006
Professional Affiliations: Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, Collaborative Family Healthcare Association, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
Areas of Interest and Research: Primary Care and Behavioral Health Integration, Motivational Interviewing
About UMass Worcester: I was drawn to and remain at UMass because of the department of Family Medicine and Community Health’s commitment to being a national leader in primary care. The future of our healthcare system depends on building a robust and comprehensive primary care system. I feel lucky to be surrounded by colleagues committed to building this system.
Personal Facts: I enjoy photography and travel. I equally enjoy remote wilderness and great cities.

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Stacy Potts, MD, MEd
Associate Professor
Residency Director, UMass Worcester Family Medicine Residency
Past-President, Family Medicine Education Consortium (FMEC)
Chair of ACGME Review Committee for Family Medicine
University of Vermont College of Medicine, 1998
UMass Worcester Family Medicine Residency (Barre), 2001
University of Massachusetts Faculty Development Fellowship, 2002
Areas of Interest and Research: Adult learning in graduate medical education
About UMass Worcester: During my residency search I stumbled across UMass Worcester. I was struck by the wonderful balance between a University training program and a rural community continuity site. I stayed because I knew I would never be able to find the breadth, diversity, and strength of a Family Medicine Department elsewhere. UMass is a unique place to be as a family medicine physician in New England and I LOVE IT!
Personal Facts: I have four incredible children with diverse interests, from orchestra to cattle shows and a whole lot of sports in between! I love marathon running and use it as a great excuse to travel and explore new areas. 







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