Staff Directory

Administrative Members

Lisa Morse | Senior Administrative Manager

Michele Reyen | HPRIR Program Manager

Jeannine Lenehan | HPRIR Administrative Assistant

Clinical Research Coordinators

Alex Burns

Autumn Rasmussen

Cayley Bliss

Elise Noonan

Lucy Fell

Maria Lopes

Michaela Markwart

Reid Anctil

Administrative Members

Lisa Morse, B.S.

Senior Administrative Manager

Lisa joined the Health Policy Research Center in 2002.  During her employment at MGH, Lisa has worked in both research and clinical administrative positions.  She currently manages the Health Policy Research Center, the Center for Aging and Serious Illness Research and collaborates closely with the Clinical Translational Epidemiology Unit.  Lisa is a volunteer with Minuteman Senior Services helping senior citizens better manage their finances.  She earned her B.S. in Business Management from Boston University.

Michele Reyen, M.P.H

HPRIR Program Manager

Michele Reyen is the Program Manager for the Health Promotion and Resiliency Intervention Research Program (HPRIR).  Since 2002, Michele has managed numerous clinical programs and research studies within the Tobacco Research and Treatment Center at Mass General.  In addition to the HPRIR, she manages the Cancer Center Smokefree Support Service, the MGB Employee Tobacco Treatment Program and several additional clinical trials.  

Jeannine Lenehan, M.A.

HPRIR Administrative Assistant

Jeannine has over 17 years of experience in higher and continuing education in the areas of program development and communications. She has an M.A. in Child Study and Human Development from the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development at Tufts University. Jeannine was a Graduate Research Assistant at The Center on Media and Child Health at Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and at Tufts University for The Children’s Trust, Massachusetts Health Families Evaluation. Her specialized areas of study include the interrelation of the psychological and social health of children and how a child’s healthy attachments can positively influence their resilience. Jeannine is a member of the American Psychological Association, CITI Certified in Human Rights Protections, and founder of She is delighted to be supporting the HPRC and HIPRIR Teams!

Clinical Research Coordinators

Alexander Burns, B.S.

Alexander is a recent graduate of Bentley University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. He is interested in creating technological and artistic interventions to create equity for diverse groups in the medical space. Alexander is currently working on the United Against Racism research project and on a project using VR as an intervention for delirium. In addition to being a clinical research coordinator at MGH, Alexander works for The Peoples’ heART, a health, equity, and art non-profit from MGH. The Peoples’ heART transforms (mostly MGB) spaces to include artwork created by local artists that represent the diverse community that MGB serves.

Autumn Rasmussen, B.A.

Autumn Rasmussen joined HPRIR as a Clinical Research Coordinator in January 2021. She graduated in the Spring of 2020 from Wesleyan University with a B.A. in Psychology and a Concentration in the Cognitive Sciences. Autumn primarily works with Drs. Elyse Park and Brett Goshe on the SSS2 multi-site study, which offers virtual smoking cessation counseling and promotes health-related behaviors among cancer patients. Additionally, Autumn works to manage the MGH/Benson Henry Institute SMART-3RP Resiliency Data Repository and assists with HPRIR administrative tasks. After her time with MGH, Autumn hopes to pursue her PhD in Clinical Psychology. In her free time, she enjoys reading and playing the guitar.

Cayley Bliss, B.A. 

Cayley Bliss is a Clinical Research Coordinator in the Health Policy Research Center and is honored to be a part of the HPRIR team with Dr. Elyse Park. She graduated from Boston College in May 2021 with a B.A. in Psychology (Clinical Concentration) and a minor in Applied Psychology and Human Development. During her time at MGH, Cayley has worked on research implementing behavioral interventions to enhance resiliency in populations afflicted with chronic stress or illness. In the future, Cayley plans to pursue her PhD in Clinical Psychology.

Elise Noonan, B.A.

Elise Noonan is a Clinical Research Coordinator in the Mongan Institute for Health Policy. She graduated in 2019 from the College of the Holy Cross with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Spanish. Elise works with Dr. Elyse Park on a multi-site study integrating tobacco treatment into lung cancer screening. She is very excited and grateful to be a part of the HPRIR team. In the future, Elise plans to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology.

Lucy Fell, B.A.

Lucy Fell is a Clinical Research Coordinator for the Autism Care Network in the Department of Academic Pediatrics at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGH). During her time at MGH, she has worked on studies examining the impact of virtual mind-body interventions on improving resiliency in teen siblings of individuals with autism. In her free time, she likes to play soccer, travel, and listen to Radio Ambulante.

Maria Lopes, B.A.

Maria Lopes is a Clinical Research Coordinator in the Mongan Institute for Health Policy. She Graduated from Boston University in the Spring of 2020 with a B.A. in Psychology. Prior to joining the Mongan Institute, Maria worked at the VA Medical Center as a Research Assistant investigating the long-term effects of childhood adversity. At MGH, Maria works with Dr. Christina Luberto and Dr. Benjamin Bearnot on studies that offer mindfulness-based therapy to different patient populations. Maria hopes to pursue her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in the future.

Michaela Markwart, B.A.

Michaela Markwart is a Clinical Research Coordinator for Dr. Daniel Hall and Dr. Giselle Perez. In May of 2022, she graduated from Wellesley College with a B.A. in Psychology and Political Science. She was a collegiate athlete and senior captain of her NCAA tennis team. Michaela is the President and Founder of Seeking Smiles Charity to benefit the Children’s Wing of the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre in Regina, SK Canada. She is thrilled to be a member of the HPRIR team! In the future, Michaela plans to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology. 

Reid Anctil, B.S.

Reid Anctil is a Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) in the HPRIR program. He graduated from Champlain College in 2022 with a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Business Administration. Reid works with Dr Elyse Park and Dr. Gina Kruse on the Lung Screen ABC study, exploring the impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on lung cancer screenings. He also works with Dr. Lara Treager to implement the SMART-3RP resiliency intervention in continuing care retirement facilities. Prior to becoming a CRC, Reid interned at the program where he worked on various projects that focused on resiliency, mediators of resiliency, and sexual health needs in cancer patients. In the future, Reid hopes to continue working in the field of Positive Psychology through a PhD in Clinical Psychology.

CRC graduates: Sydney Crute, Helen Mizrach, Colin Ponzani, Grace Styklunas, Lauren Ballini, Emma Siefring, Yasmine Nousari, Ellen Park