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Research in Progress Seminars

Wednesdays from 12:00 - 1:00 pm

MassMutual 5 conference room (unless otherwise noted)

The Institute for Healthcare Delivery and Population Science weekly research-in-progress seminar is a venue where trainees, local and visiting faculty, health system leaders, and representatives of community-based organizations and industry have the opportunity to present ongoing and planned research projects.

These seminars generally consist of presenting to 15-30 people representing IHDPS faculty and staff, clinical faculty, trainees, and health system leaders, and are informal, lively, and fun. You may also be interested in scheduling a Research Help Session.

  • We provide constructive feedback for projects at all stages of development, from study conception to analysis to presentation of results for conferences or manuscripts.
  • Feedback is given with the aims of teaching and learning about study design and analysis, improving the project being discussed, and giving presenters an opportunity to find collaborators within and beyond IHDPS. 

How to Attend

  • If you would like to receive an email reminder about upcoming events or have an interest in sharing your work at one of these meetings, please contact us at
  • The Mass Mutual Wing is located on the main Baystate Medical Center campus. Use the Daly parking garage. Driving directions and campus map (pdf).

Meeting Schedule

Upcoming Sessions

June 2, 2021 [via WebEx] Raphael Arku, ScD; Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences,UMass Amherst Air Quality Pilot Study
June 23, 2021 [via WebEx] Anuj Dalal, MD; Associate Director, Informatics & Innovation, Harvard-Brigham Research Fellowship in Hospital Medicine; Director Patient Safety Learning Laboratory, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Leveraging Digital Health to Improve Quality and Safety in Acute Care
June 30, 2021 [via WebEx] Elena Byhoff, MD, MSc; Assistant Professor, Tufts Medical Center Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies TBD

Past 2021 Sessions

Date  Presenter   Topic
January 13, 2021 [via WebEx] Elizabeth Schoenfeld, MD, MSVice Chair of Research, Emergency Medicine, Baystate Medical Center; Assistant Professor; IHDPS Fellow, UMMS-Baystate
The Implementation of Buprenorphine from the Emergency Department: Can Shared Decision Making move the needle?
January 27, 2021 [via WebEx] William Soares, MD, MS, Director of Harm Reduction Services, Emergency Medicine, Baystate Medical Center; Assistant Professor; IHDPS Fellow, UMMS-Baystate Adaptive Harm Reduction Treatment for Emergency Department Patients with Opioid Use Disorder
February 10, 2021 [via WebEx] Rajani Sadasivam, PhD, Associate Professor, Population and Quantitative Health Sciences and Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School Innovations in mHealth and Motivational Messaging for Smoking Cessation
February 24, 2021 [via WebEx] Lara Kovell, MD, Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine & Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Massachusetts Medical School Mobile Health for Self-Management of Hypertension in Pregnant Women 
March 10, 2021 [via WebEx] Brandon Peterson, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiology, Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute Improving Value in Preoperative Cardiovascular Stress Testing
March 24, 2021 [via WebEx]  Neena Quasba, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, UMMS-Baystate Assessment of Contraceptive Coverage of Extended Supply in our State: ACCESS Study Part 3
March 31, 2021 [via WebEx] Kathleen Szegda, PhD, MPH, MS, Director of Community Research and Evaluation, & Cristina Huebner-Torres, PhD, Vice President of Research and Population Health Programs, Caring Health Center Advancing Health Equity and Anti-Racism through Research and Practice: Lessons Learned on a Lifelong Journey
April 7, 2021 [via WebEx] Stephanie Robinson, PhD, MA, Assistant Professor, Pulmonary, Allergy, Sleep & Critical Care Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine COPD Access to Pulmonary Rehabilitation (CAPRI): A Web-based Physical Activity Intervention for COPD
April 21, 2021 [via WebEx] Chi Hyun Lee, PhD, MA, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, School of Public Health & Health Sciences, UMass Amherst Analysis of Alternating Recurrent Event Data with Application to Repeated Hospitalizations
May 5, 2021 [via WebEx] Ben Gerber, MD, MPH, incoming Chief of the Division of Implementation Science and Informatics, Population and Quantitative Health Sciences and Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School mHealth, Clinical Pharmacists, and Community Health Workers in Diabetes Management