Mental Health

 

Gloria DiFulvio

Gloria DiFulvio

Senior Lecturer of Community Health Education
Undergraduate Program Director in Public Health
Sciences

Email: gloria@schoolph.umass.edu

Special Areas of Interest: Evaluation of health and human service programs within the United States. She has extensive involvement using mixed methods in community grant-funded projects in mental health promotion and suicide prevention, HIV prevention, domestic violence, drug and alcohol prevention and treatment, and K-12 prevention programs. She also has a particular interest in LGBT health. Gloria currently serves as the lead evaluator for the Massachusetts Statewide Youth Suicide Prevention Program and the Public Health Training Center.

Louis Graham

 

Louis Graham

Assistant Professor of Community Health Education

Email: LFGraham@schoolph.umass.edu

Special Areas of Interest: I work with communities to understand causes of suicide, depression, and HIV infection among black and Latino gay and similarly identified men and transgender women. I also work with community institutions and organizations to form coalitions that seek to promote mental wellbeing and sexual health and prevent mental disorders and sexually transmitted infections by addressing youth and young adult unemployment, experiences in schools, and criminal justice system engagement. Additionally, I provide capacity building and technical assistance to agencies focused on grant writing, improving service delivery, development of new interventions, and monitoring and evaluation. Finally, I’m interested in using research to inform policy advocacy efforts.

 

Lisa Wexler

 

Lisa Marin Wexler

Associate Professor of Community Health Education
Director, Division of Community Health Studies

Email: lwexler@schoolph.umass.edu

Special Areas of Interest: Dr. Wexler's research has focused on suicide prevention, community health worker training for rural, ethnically distinct communities, and youth substance abuse prevention. She is interested in expanding her work locally in relation to protective factors for youth substance abuse and violence and resilience/health promotion, with a particular interest in marginalized and ethnic minority youth. In a similar vein, Lisa is interested in service research focused on substance abuse recovery and psychological resilience after acute or on-going trauma.