Faculty & Staff Directory

Our employees consist of over 30 individuals (faculty, graduate assistants, post-doctoral fellows, full and part-time staff, and/or volunteers), most of which are involved in scholarly activities. Our faculty and staff publish papers in refereed journals, and present annually at national and international meetings and conferences. In addition, we take affirmative action seriously to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with developmental disabilities. Moreover, the center employs several parents of children with developmental and other disabilities.

Leadership

Mary Beth Bruder

Mary Beth Bruder, Ph.D.

Professor

Director

 

Tara Lutz

Tara Lutz, Ph.D., MPH, CHES

Assistant Professor

Training Director

Molly Cole

Molly Cole

Associate Director of Public Policy

Cristina Wilson

Cristina Wilson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Research Director

Administrative Staff

Christine Jozef

Christine Jozef, BA

Administrative Program Coordinator

Waseem Kazi

Waseem Kazi

Front Office Staff

Erica Egan

Erika Egan

Administrative Program Coordinator

Michael Deckers

Michael Deckers

Front Office Staff

Faculty

Craig Schramm

Craig Schramm, MD

Professor

Health Promotion

Bingbing Zhang, PhD

Assistant Professor

Program Staff

Toni Bercha, MS

Research Associate

Lisa Eells, MS, 6th Year

Research Associate

Kelly Ferreira

Kelly E. Ferreira, Ph.D.

Research Associate

Gabriela Freyre-Calish

Gabriela Freyre-Calish, MSW

Educational Development Specialist

Jill Isenberg, MA

Research Associate

Holly Labrecque, MPH

Research Assistant

Lauren Mangold, MS, CCC-SLP

Research Associate

Urszula Nita, BA

Research Assistant

Diana Pistritto, MA, MS

Instructional Design Specialist

Hanni Thoma, M.Ed.

Research Associate

Linda Rammler

Linda Rammler, MEd, Ph.D.

DD Network Coordinator

Tina Rhodes

Tina Rhodes, MS, OTR

Clinical Research Associate

Bethanne Vergean

Bethanne Vergean

CDC Act Early Ambassador for CT

Students

Rebekah Charles

Graduate Assistant

Erin Demaio

Graduate Assistant