Anti-Black racism and other forms of discrimination are an ongoing threat to physical and mental health and are associated with anxiety, depression, substance use disorders and other life-threatening consequences. UVM CORA affirms our commitment to ensuring equitable opportunities for those who have experienced disadvantages and injustices related to race, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, social position, socioeconomic status, age, or ability. This commitment includes working with communities on what matters to them and building relationships with those that experience the greatest inequities. We will create opportunities for staff and partners to learn as well as assess beliefs and systems, fostering a workplace culture that reflects diversity and values people’s life experiences, monitoring and analyzing data to help understand disparities and where we can improve, and continuing to ask questions that help us to create meaningful change.

Nathaniel Schafrick

Nathaniel Schafrick, M.S., M.P.H.  Data Analyst, Surveillance & Evaluation Core Nate brings data analysis and mapping expertise to the UVM CORA team, with a focus on community outreach. Prior to joining, Nate served in the U.S. Peace Corps, where he worked within...

Robert Althoff

Robert Althoff, M.D., Ph.D.  Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychological Sciences Robert Althoff, MD, PhD is Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychological Science at the University of Vermont. With a background in cognitive...

Brady Heward

Brady Heward, M.D. Co-Director of Clinical Affairs, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Dr. Heward is an Assistant Professor at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine and a Clinical Instructor at Yale School of Medicine. He specializes in addiction...

Nicole Greer

Nicole Greer Program Advisor For the past 14 years, Ms. Greer has managed the administration, strategic plans, grants, and fiscal governance of four scientific research organizations, with the past seven years being focused primarily on supporting the Organization of...

Lucia Possehl

Lucia Possehl Research Assistant, Best Practices Core Lucia Possehl brings an interdisciplinary lens to UVM CORA’s Best Practices Core from her background in community engagement, rural studies, qualitative research, and harm reduction organizational management. Lucia...

Ruth James

Ruth James, M.D., M.P.H. Practice Facilitator, Institute for Health Policy and Practice, UNH Dr. James is a family physician who came up to New Hampshire from Baltimore, Maryland in 2012 to work as a primary care provider at a community health center. She was involved...