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.

Our Team

CORA Leadership

For three decades, our faculty have engaged in innovative research and clinical efforts to develop novel treatments for opioid-use disorder. Our work began with the seminal studies demonstrating buprenorphine (BUP) treatment efficacy, which contributed to its FDA approval.

Directors

Stacey Sigmon, Ph.D.

Director UVM CORA
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Sarah Heil, Ph.D.

Associate Director, UVM CORA
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Administration

Chelsea Takamine, M.P.H.

Grant Manager
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Surveillance & Evaluation Core

Andrea Villanti, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Co-Director, Surveillance & Evaluation Core
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Valerie Harder, Ph.D., M.H.S.

Co-Director, Surveillance & Evaluation Core
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Best Practices Core

Gail Rose, Ph.D.

Director, Best Practices Core
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Rick Rawson, Ph.D.

Senior Advisor, Best Practices Core
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Jennifer Lyon-Horne

Manager, Best Practices Core
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Clinician Advisory Board

John Brooklyn, M.D.

Associate Clinical Professor of Family Medicine, Medicine and Psychiatry, UVM Larner College of Medicine
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Peter Jackson, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, UVM Larner College of Medicine
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Sanchit Maruti, M.D., M.S.

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, UVM Larner College of Medicine
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Marjorie Meyer, M.D.

Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, UVM Larner College of Medicine.
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Education & Outreach Core

Stephen Higgins, Ph.D.

Co-Director, Education & Outreach Core
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Diann Gaalema, Ph.D.

Co-Director, Education & Outreach Core
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Jessica Robinson, M.P.H.

Manager, Education & Outreach Core
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Strategic Partners

Jeanne Ryer, M.Sc, EdD

Director, NH Citizens Health Initiative
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Lindsey Smith, Ph.D., M.S.W.

Research Associate, University of Southern Maine
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Janet Thomas B.S, R.N.

Project Director, NH Citizens Health Initiative
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Ruth James, M.D., M.P.H.

Practice Facilitator, Institute for Health Policy and Practice, UNH
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