Faculty, Staff & Advisors

Leadership
NameTitleInformation
Image of Stephen HigginsStephen T. Higgins, PhDVCBH Director
COBRE PI/Director
TCORS PI/Director
NIH/NIDA Research Training Program PI/Director
Email | PubMed | CV Brief Bio 
Image of Phil AdesPhilip A. Ades, MDVCBH Associate Director
COBRE Co-I/Associate Director
TCORS Co-I
EmailPubMed | CV
Stacey Sigmon headshotStacey C. Sigmon, PhD

COBRE Core Director, Behavioral Economics
COBRE Core Co-Director, Collaboration/Dissemination
TCORS Project PI
Director, UVM Center on Rural Addiction (CORA)

Email | PubMed | CV
Image of Diann GaalemaDiann E. Gaalema, PhDCOBRE Core Associate Director, Administration
TCORS Site PI
Email | PubMed | CV
Image of John HughesJohn R. Hughes, MDTCORS Associate Director
TCORS Co-PI

Email | PubMed| CV

 

Image of Bader ChaaraniBader Chaarani, PhD

Assistant Professor of PsychiatryEmail | PubMed  | CV

Image of Hugh GaravanHugh P. Garavan, PhD

Neuroimaging Research Vermont (NERVE) Lab DirectorEmail | PubMed | CV

Sarah Heil PhDSarah H. Heil, PhD

TCORS Project PI
NIH/NIDA Research Training Program Associate Director
Associate Director, UVM Center on Rural Addiction (CORA)
Email | PubMed | CV

Elias Klemperer PhD

Elias Klemperer, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
COBRE Project Director

Email | PubMed | CV

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Kelly Peck, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
COBRE Project Director
Email PubMed | CV
Image of Rick RawsonRichard A. Rawson, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry
Senior Advisor, Best Practices Core, UVM CORA

Email | PubMed| CV

Brian Sprague MD headshotBrian Sprague, PhD

VCBH Senior Epidemiologist 
Former COBRE Project Director
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, UVM LCOM

Email | PubMed | CV

Andrea Villanti

Andrea Villanti, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Former COBRE Project Director
Director, Surveillance & Evaluation Core, UVM CORA
Email | PubMed CV
Administrative Staff
NameTitleInformation
Image of Susan EnosSusan Enos
Administrative Assistant Email


Noelle SevoianNoelle Sevoian, MS

Research Grant Administrator
Email
TBNCenter Coordinator
Email

Nicole Twohig

Nicole Twohig, BA

Communications & Program SpecialistEmail
Biostatisticians
NameTitleInformation
Gary J. Badger, MSBiostatisticianEmail
Janice Bunn, PhD
BiostatisticianEmail
Jeffrey Priest, PhD
BiostatisticianEmail
Joan Skelly, MS
BiostatisticianEmail

COBRE & TCORS External Advisors
NameAffiliationInformation
Warren Bickel, PhD.Virginia Tech
George Bigelow, PhDJohns Hopkins University
Eric Donny, PhD
Wake Forest University
Leonard Epstein PhDUniversity at Buffalo
Dorothy Hatsukami, PhD
University of Minnesota
Jack Henningfield, PhDPinney Associates
Jennifer Tidey, PhDBrown University

External Consultants
NameAffiliationInformation
Donald Shepard, PhDBrandeis UniversityEmail | PubMed
Eric Slade, PhDJohns Hopkins UniversityEmail | PubMed
Rachel F. Tyndale, PhDUniversity of TorontoEmail | PubMed
Internal Advisors 
NameAffiliationInformation
Mark E. Bouton, PhDUVM Department of Psychology
Charles G. Irvin, PhD.UVM Department of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Polly E. Parsons, MDUVM Department of Medicine
Patricia A. Prelock, PhDUVM  College of Nursing & Health Sciences
External Research Collaborators 
NameAffiliationInformation
Dustin Lee, PhDJohns Hopkins University
Jennifer Tidey, PhDBrown UniversityEmail | PubMed
Affiliated Faculty
NameAffiliationInformation
Ira Bernstein, MDUVM Departments of Obstetrics,  Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Jean Harvey-Berino, PhD, RDUVM Department of Nutrition and Food Science
Alexandra S. Potter, PhDUVM Department of  Psychiatry
Amy Trentham-Dietz, PhDUniversity of Wisconsin
COBRE Pilot Project Investigators 
NameAffiliationInformation
Danielle R. Davis, PhDYale University
Sherrie Khadanga, MDUniversity of Vermont Medical CenterEmail | PubMed