Faculty and Staff

Administrators | Full-Time Faculty | Part-Time Faculty | Emeriti | Staff

Administrator

  • Clay Graybeal, Ph.D.

    Interim Director, School of Community and Population Health; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Professor of Social Work

    (207) 221-4509 | cgraybeal@une.edu
    Hersey Hall 209

    Education

    Ph.D. Rutgers University
    M.S.W. Fordham University
    B.A. Ohio University

    Expertise

    Evidence-based practice; the alliance between provider and patient/client; interprofessional education; transformative practice; the creative arts in social work.

    Research Interests

    Evidence based practice; the arts in social work; alliance measures in health and mental health.

Full-Time Faculty

  • Rebecca J. Boulos, Ph.D., M.P.H.

    Assistant Clinical Professor

    (207) 221-4791 | rboulos@une.edu
    Linnell Hall 108

    Education

    Ph.D. Tufts University
    M.P.H. Yale University
    B.A. The George Washington University

    Expertise

    Community-engaged, culturally-sensitive public health research and programming; Stress, coping and health; Obesity Prevention; Nutrition Interventions

  • Ronald D. Deprez, Ph.D.

    Director, Center for Community and Public Health; Executive Director, Center for Health Policy, Planning and Research, Associate Professor of Public Health

    (207) 221-4560 | rdeprez@une.edu
    Linnell Hall 204

    Education

    Ph.D. Rutgers University
    M.P.H. Rutgers University
    B.S. Harvard University

  • Praphul Joshi, Ph.D., M.P.H.

    Assistant Professor

    (207) 221-4475 | pjoshi1@une.edu
    Linnell Hall 210

    Education

    Ph.D. University of South Carolina
    M.P.H. University of South Carolina
    B.D.S. (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) Bangalore University (India)

    Expertise

    Program planning/evaluation; Chronic Disease Prevention, Adolescent Health; Oral Health

  • Jennifer Gunderman, M.P.H.

    Assistant Lecturer

    (207) 505-1452 | jgundermanking@une.edu
    Off-Campus

    Education

    M.P.H. Emory University
    B.S. Providence College

    Expertise

    Community health, data management, epidemiology, surveillance, global health, program management.

  • Karen O’Rourke, M.P.H.

    Director, Maine AHEC Network: Deputy Director for Program Development, Center for Community and Public Health

    (207) 221-4620 | korourke3@une.edu
    Linnell Hall 108

    Education

    M.P.H. San Jose State University
    B.A. University of California-Berkeley

    Expertise

    Public health policy, obesity, public health systems.

  • Michele Polacsek, Ph.D., M.H.S.

    Associate Professor

    (207) 221-4466 | mpolacsek@une.edu
    Linnell Hall 210

    Education

    Ph.D. The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
    M.H.S. The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
    B.A. The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

    Expertise

    Childhood Obesity; Chronic Disease Prevention; Social and Behavioral Health

Part-Time Faculty

  • Edward Dorr, Ph.D.

    Adjunct Faculty

    (207) 221-4463 | edorr@une.edu
    Off-Campus

  • Amy E. Kinner, M.S.

    Adjunct Faculty

    (207) 430-0650 | akinner@mhic.org
    Off-Campus

    Education

    M.S. University of California–Berkeley
    B.A. Middlebury College

    Expertise

    Epidemiology; health policy, survey research; evaluation of public health programs; management and analysis of health data.

  • Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi, M.Ed.

    Adjunct Faculty

    (207) 221-4467 | sabrina_kurtz-rossi@comcast.net
    Off-Campus

  • Patricia Lech, M.D., M.S.

    Adjunct Faculty

    (207) 221-4463 | plech@une.edu
    Off-Campus

  • David A. Line Denali, Ph.D., LMSW, WEMT

    Assistant Professor

    (928) 339-4465 | dlinedenali@mail.une.edu
    Off-Campus

    Education

    Ph.D. The University of New Mexico
    M.P.H. University of New England

    Expertise

    Financial management in public health.

    Research Interests

    Climate change and public health.

  • Sharon M. McDonnell, B.S.N., M.D., M.P.H.

    Adjunct Professor

    (207) 847-3162 | sharon.mcdonnell@gmail.com
    Off-Campus

  • Peter S Millard, M.D., Ph.D.

    Adjunct Professor

    (207) 299-2131 | pmillard@une.edu
    Off-Campus

    Education

    M.D. University of Vermont
    Ph.D. University of North Carolina

    Expertise

    Family Medicine; preventive medicine; public health; infectious disease epidemiology; evidence-based medicine; HIV/AIDS.

  • Ivan G. Most, Sc.D., P.E.

    Associate Professor

    (207) 934-2338 | fmost1@maine.rr.com
    Off-Campus

    Expertise

    Health hazard reviews, corporate training, and environmental assessments.

    Research Interests

    Effect of work organization and environment on occupational health.

  • Liam O’Brien, Ph.D.

    Adjunct Professor

    (207) 859-5838 | lobrien5@une.edu
    Off-Campus

    Education

    Ph.D. Harvard School of Public Health
    B.S. Colorado School of Mines

    Expertise

    Biostatistics; psychiatric epidemiology; public health program evaluation.

  • Lynne M. Rothney-Kozlak, M.P.H.

    Adjunct Professor

    (207) 737-5630 | pklrk@hotmail.com
    Off-Campus

    Education

    M.P.H. Yale University School of Medicine
    B.A. Connecticut College

    Expertise

    Health informatics; managed health care; population health; environmental epidemiology.

  • Barbara Shaw, J.D.

    Adjunct Professor

    (207) 780-4015 | shaw@maine.rr.com
    Off-Campus

    Education

    J.D. University of Maine
    M.A. University of Pennsylvania
    B.A. Barnard College

  • Gail Tudor, Ph.D.

    Professor

    (207) 941-7039 | tudorg@husson.edu
    Off-Campus

    Education

    Ph.D. University of North Carolina
    M.S. University of Minnesota
    B.A. University of Minnesota

    Expertise

    Categorical data analysis; research design, questionnaire design.

  • Kathleen Jeanne Welch, Ph.D., M.P.H.

    Assistant Professor, HIV Prevention/Services Evaluator for the Louisiana Office of Public Health

    (504) 301-1912 | kwelch_50@hotmail.com
    750 Stevens Avenue

    Education

    Ph.D. Tulane University
    M.P.H. Tulane University

    Expertise

    Global Health; HIV/AIDS; Evaluation

    Research Interests

    International health partnerships between Russia and the U.S. which use distance learning and videoconferencing; avian influenza emergency preparedness; identifying indicators associated with adult obesity in rural Maine; identifying stressors associated with smoking among rural mothers in Maine; Eco-Theatre: integrating artistic and cultural expression with research and dissemination; population based nutritional risk surveys and research of the elderly .

Staff

  • Collyn J. Baeder

    Coordinator

    (207) 221-4467 | cbaeder@une.edu
    Linnell Hall 113

    Education

    M.P.H. University of New England (in progress)
    B.A. University of Vermont

  • Gary Cattabriga

    Director of Analytics

    (207) 221-4574 | gcattabriga@une.edu
    Linnell Hall 213

    Education

    B.S. Cornell University

    Expertise

    Project management, data quality management and process improvement; Data warehouse design & development, clinical & claims data analysis, business intelligence toolsand website design; Web and client-based application development.

  • Zoe Hull-Sfredo

    Staff Assistant

    (207) 221-4463 | zhullsfredo@une.edu
    Linnell Hall 110

    Education

    M.P.H. University of New England (in progress)
    B.A. Connecticut College