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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

Date  Presenter   Topic
November 18, 2020 [via WebEx] Michael Pulia, MD, MS, Assistant Professor and Director of the Emergency Medicine Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison  Human Factors Engineering Applied to Antibiotic Stewardship
 December 2, 2020 [via WebEx] Anna Norweg, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, NYU CALM Breathing Therapy for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
December 16, 2020 [via WebEx] Samantha Farris, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology; Director, Rutgers Emotion, Health and Behavior (REHAB) Laboratory, Rutgers University
Targeting Fear and Avoidance of Exercise in Cardiac Rehabilitation
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

Past 2020 Sessions

Date  Presenter   Topic
January 1, 2020 No meeting 
January 8, 2020 No meeting 
January 15, 2020 Angie Mae Rodday, PhD, MS, Assistant Professor, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Using SEER-Medicare to Understand Treatment and Outcomes in Older Adults with Hodgkin Lymphoma
January 22, 2020 Lewis Cohen, MD, Professor of Psychiatry at University of Massachusetts Medical School – Baystate, Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine

The Dementia Predicament: Making End-Of-Life Choices That Reflect The Life One Lives
January 29, 2020 No meeting 
February 5, 2020 Lawrence King, PhD, MA, Professor of Economics, UMass Amherst The political economy of the opioid epidemic: county-level determinants of deaths from drug use disorders
February 12, 2020 Natalia Shcherbakova, PhD, MS, Associate Professor of Pharmacoeconomics, Western New England University and Kam Capoccia, PharmD, Clinical Professor of Community Care Practice, Pharmacy Practice, Western New England University Community pharmacists’ interventions and documentation during medication therapy management encounters delivered face-to-face versus via telephone: The devil is in the details
February 19, 2020 Christian Salmon, PhD, MS, Interim Chair, Associate Professor, and Director of PhD Program, Engineering, Western New England University Gap analysis of healthcare system capabilities vs. population healthcare needs in the Congo
February 26, 2020 Anna Norweg, PhD, Research Assistant Professior, Rehabiliation Medicine, NYU Grossman School of Medicine Feasibility of Capnography-Assisted Respiratory Therapy (CART) In Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Anxiety
March 4, 2020 Liana Fraenkel, MD, MPH, Rheumatologist, Berkshire Medical Center; Director, Patient-Centered Population Health Research, Berkshire Health Systems
March 11-, 2020 CANCELLED
March 18, 2020 CANCELLED  
March 25, 2020 CANCELLED
April 1, 2020 CANCELLED  
April 8, 2020 CANCELLED
April 15, 2020 CANCELLED
April 22, 2020 CANCELLED
April 30, 2020 CANCELLED
May 6, 2020 CANCELLED  
May 13, 2020 CANCELLED  
May 20, 2020 CANCELLED  
May 27, 2020 CANCELLED  
June 24, 2020 Sarabeth Broder-Fingert, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Boston University School of Medicine Reducing Disparities in Autism Diagnosis and Treatment for Young Children
July 22, 2020 Heather Grant, MD, General Surgery Resident at Baystate Disparities in the surgical management and outcomes of colorectal cancer
October 7, 2020  Renda Wiener, MD, MPH, Professor of Pulmonary, Allergy, Sleep, and Critical Care Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine Implementation of lung cancer screening
November 4, 2020 Elizabeth Morgan, MD, Perinatologist, Baystate Health The role of maternal stress and nutrition on fetal development and neonatal outcomes