Faculty, Staff & Advisors

Higgins80x100Stephen T. Higgins, PhDVCBH Director
COBRE PI/Director
TCORS PI/Director
NIH/NIDA Research Training Program PI/Director
Email | PubMed | CV | Brief Bio 
Ades80x100Philip A. Ades, MDVCBH Associate Director
COBRE Co-I/Associate Director
EmailPubMed | CV
Sigmon smallStacey C. Sigmon, PhDCOBRE Core Director, Behavioral Economics
COBRE Core Co-Director, Collaboration/Dissemination
TCORS Project PI
Email | PubMed | CV
Gaalema80x100Diann E. Gaalema, PhDCOBRE Core Associate Director,  Administration
COBRE Project PI
Email | PubMed | CV
Hughes80x100John R. Hughes, MDTCORS Associate Director

Email | PubMed | CV

Grant Abstracts

Other Support

heil_extrasmallSarah H. Heil, PhD

TCORS Project PI
NIH/NIDA Research Training Program Associate Director

Email | PubMed | CV
garavan_grant_small_002Hugh P. Garavan, PhD
Neuroimaging Research Vermont (NERVE) Lab DirectorEmail | PubMed | CV
Rawson_headshot_Jan2016_small_000Richard A. Rawson, PhD
Professor of PsychiatryEmail | PubMed | CV

Villanti smallAndrea Villanti, PhD

Associate Professor of PsychiatryEmail | PubMed | CV 

Kurti_Allison (1)Allison Kurti, PhD

Assistant Professor of PsychiatryEmail PubMed | CV


Brian Sprague, PhD

VCBH Senior Epidemiologist 
Former COBRE Project Director
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, UVM Larner College of Medicine

Email | PubMed | CV
Administrative Staff
caine_smallfinal_001Diana CainResearch Grant Administrator Email
delisle_small_000Susan Enos
Administrative Assistant Email
wells_small_000Marissa WellsCenter Administrator
Gary J. Badger, MSBiostatistianEmail
Joan M. Skelly, MSBiostatistian Email

External Advisors
Warren Bickel, PhD.Virginia Tech
George Bigelow, PhDJohns Hopkins University
Leonard Epstein PhDUniversity at Buffalo
Jack Henningfield, PhDPinney Associates
Steven Schroeder, MDUniversity of California, San Francisco

External Consultants
Henrietta S. Bada, MD.University of Kentucky
Peter Anthony Hall, PhDOntario College of Psychologists
Michael J. Meaney, PhDMcGill University
Rena R. Wing, PhDBrown University
Donald Shepard, PhDBrandeis University
Internal Advisors 
Mark E. Bouton, PhDUVM Department of  Psychology
Charles G. Irvin, PhD.UVM Department of Molecular  Physiology & Biophysics
Rachel K. Johnson, PhDUVM Department of Nutrition  and Food Sciences
Polly E. Parsons, MDUVM Department of Medicine
Patricia A. Prelock, PhDUVM  College of  Nursing & Health Sciences
Community Advisory Board 
John R. Brooklyn, MDUVM  Associate Clinical Professor of Family Medicine, Medicine and Psychiatry
Wendy S. Davis, MDEPSDT  Program Chief, State of Vermont, Department of Health
Craig A. Jones, MDDirector,  Vermont Blueprint for Health
Victoria Loner, RNC, B, PAHMDirector,  Quality and Care Coordination, OneCare Vermont
Judy S. Shaw, EdD, MPH, RN, FAAPExecutive Director,  Vermont Child Health Improvement Program (VCHIP);  Research Associate Professor, UVM Departments of Pediatrics and NursingEmail
External Research Collaborators 
Jennifer Tidey, PhDBrown University
Craig Rush, PhDUniversity of KentuckyEmail | PubMed
Maxine StitzerJohns Hopkins University
Affiliated Faculty
Takamaru Ashikaga, PhDUVM Department of  Biostatistics
Ira Bernstein, MDUVM Departments of Obstetrics,  Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Jean Harvey-Berino, PhD, RDUVM Department of Nutrition and Food Science
James Hudziak, MDUVM Department of Psychiatry
Alexandra S. Potter, PhDUVM Department of  Psychiatry
Amy Trentham-Dietz, PhDUniversity of Wisconsin
COBRE Pilot Project Investigators 
Anita Fernander, PhDUniversity of Kentucky
Lynn Hernandez, PhDBrown University
Nadine Mastroleo, Ph.D.Brown University
Jeremy Sibold, EdDUniversity of Vermont
Jamie Studts, Ph.DUniversity of Kentucky