Faculty Notes

Libby Bradshaw, DO, MS, Academic Director for the MS-Pain Research, Education and Policy Program (PREP) and Daniel Carr, MD, MA, Director of the PREP Program recently had a content analysis of Tufts' medical school curriculum, prepared with medical students as collaborators accepted for publication in Pain Medicine. The project was funded by a Tufts Innovations in Education grant. They also participated in Governor Baker's working group to develop competencies in pain and addiction to be required of all Massachusetts medical school graduates.

Alia Bucciarelli, MS, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine, gave a presentation titled Using Plain Language Writing and Design Principles to Improve Public Education Materials for the Public Education Track of the North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology in September.

Beth Buyea, MHS, PA-C, Assistant Professor of Public Health & Community Medicine, is developing an Inter-professional Pilot Program for the physician assistant programs and dental schools that's pending an IRB approval. Beth is also writing a book chapter on Inter-professional Education for an Applied Therapeutics Pharmacology textbook.

Daniel Carr, MD, MA, Director of the PREP Program, recently participated in Massachusetts Department of Public Health Drug Formulary Commission. He also completed a 4-year term as Chair of the Acute Pain Special Interest Group of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). One of Carr's many activities with IASP included organizing an international symposium; "Are Postoperative Opioids Obsolete?", at its World Congress on Pain in September in Yokohama, Japan.

Tim Edgar, PhD, Director of the Global Health Communication Program and Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine, is the 2016 recipient of the Everett Rogers Award given by the Public Health Education and Health Promotion (PHEHP) Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA). The award is given each year for an outstanding contribution to advancing the study and/or practice of public health communication.

Lisa Gualtieri, PhD, ScM, Assistant Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine, won an honorable mention award for RecycleHealth.com in the Philips Wearables Challenge. Lisa was given the award by Carla Kriwet, Business Group Leader, Patient Care and Monitoring Solutions at Philips Health.

Barry Levy, MD, MPH, Adjunct Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine, has recently given and will soon be giving several presentations on the health consequences of climate change, including at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, the Boston University School of Public Health, at a Physicians for Social Responsibility symposium, and at Tufts for public health doctoral students and for veterinary medicine students.

Alice Lichtenstein, DSc, Senior Scientist and Director of the Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory at the HNRCA, Stanley N. Gershoff Professor of Nutrition Science and Policy, delivered a speech in Copenhagen, Denmark, titled; Designs, and Demands of Controlled Dietary Interventions-Lessons Learned. She was also a speaker at Let's Go! National Childhood Obesity Conference in Portland, Maine in September 2016.

Pamela Katz Ressler, MS, RN, HN-BC, Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Pain Research, Education and Policy, delivered a keynote address at the inaugural conference of the Children's Palliative Care Coalition of Michigan titled Building Resilience: Supporting Families through Diagnosis and Bereavement.

Margie Skeer, ScD, MPH, MSW, Assistant Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine, has several new publications in press in the Journal of Substance Use, Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs and Journal of Child and Family Studies, one of which includes "Testing a Brief Substance Misuse Preventive Intervention to Parents of Pre-Adolescents: Feasibility, Acceptability, Preliminary Efficacy. Journal of Child and Family Studies".