Institute for Behavioral Health


Joanne Nicholson

Joanne Nicholson, PhD

Professor of the Practice

Expertise: Parenting and mental illness, psychiatric rehabilitation; web-based interventions
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Shannon Hennig, MA

Shannon Hennig, MA

Program Director, Maternal Mental Health Research Collaborative; Visiting Academic Scholar, Institute for Behavioral Health

Expertise: Maternal mental health, patient engagement, social media and mass communication, knowledge translation
Yaara Zisman-Ilani

Yaara Zisman-Ilani

Assistant Professor, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, College of Public Health, Temple University

Expertise: Shared decision making, person-centered care, engagement methods
Jennifer Buell

Jennifer Buell, MPP

Research Associate

Expertise: Program management and evaluation; qualitative research; project management; career pathways programs; community engagement studios
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Shayna Mazel

Shayna Mazel, MA, MPP

PhD candidate and research assistant, Institute for Behavioral Health

Expertise: health services research, substance use disorders, mental health, maternal health, and health policy
Melissa MacKay

Melissa MacKay

Department Coordinator

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