Institute for Behavioral Health


Joanne Nicholson

Joanne Nicholson, PhD

Professor of the Practice

Expertise: Parenting and mental illness, psychiatric rehabilitation; web-based interventions
781-736-3978 Heller-Brown 252
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
781-736-3979 Heller-Brown 253

Kristen Faughnan, MPA

Research Associate

Expertise: Health equity, delivery system transformation, community engagement, mixed-methods research and evaluation
781-736-3936 Schneider 220
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

Allie Silverman, MPH, MSW

Ph.D. Candidate, Heller School

Expertise: Sexual health, substance use disorders, health care delivery and quality improvement.
Melissa MacKay

Melissa MacKay, MA

Department Coordinator

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Susan Jones


Expertise: Positive parenting and family support

Tim Corey

IIDDEAL-2 Collaborator

Expertise: Faciliation, Mediation, Illustration, Human Service Systems