Staff Directory

Administrative Team

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 roles. 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 and is a certified research administrator.

Michele Reyen, M.P.H.

Program Manager

Michele is the Program Manager for the Health Promotion and Resiliency Intervention Research Center (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.  

Project Managers & Interventionists

Calli Mitchell, M.P.H.

Calli is a Research Project Manager working with Dr. Elyse Park on the Health Insurance Navigation Tools (HINT II) study, a randomized control trial to evaluate a health insurance navigation program in childhood cancer survivors. Calli also works with Dr. Lara Traeger on the Enhancing Resilience in Senior Living Community Residents study implementing the SMART-3RP resiliency intervention in continuing care retirement facilities. Calli is excited to be working in health promotion and resiliency research.

Irina Gonzalez, M.D., NCTTS

Dr. Gonzalez graduated from The Universidad La Salle Medical School and trained in Radiology with a subspecialty in body imaging at The American-British Cowdray Medical Center in Mexico City. She is certified as a tobacco treatment specialist in the United States. She has been working on research studies counseling patients at the BWH and MGH since 2011 and has published several peer-reviewed articles.  Dr. Gonzalez’s work combines efforts to change individual behavior with community, policy, and healthcare system efforts to influence individuals’ decisions about starting or continuing to smoke. She stays current on mindfulness and stress-reduction approaches to wellness.

Laura Malloy, LICSW

Laura Malloy, LICSW, is a clinical social worker at the Benson Henry Institute (BHI) for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). She is the Director of the Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART) program for Successful Aging. She provides training and mentorship to clinicians becoming certified in the SMART program. A tobacco treatment counselor, she has been an interventionist for the Smokefree Support Studies and a provider for MGH’s Smokefree Support Service and Pulmonary Nodule Clinic. As a yoga teacher and yoga therapist, she has been an interventionist on a research study comparing the effects of yoga and meditation to stress education. She has also participated in research on positive psychology and physical activity for patients following cardiac events, as well as mind body interventions for high school students.

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. 

Gabriella Nicolosi, B.A.

Gabbie graduated from Wellesley College in 2023 where she majored in Psychology and minored in Latin American Studies. While at Wellesley, Gabbie was a collegiate athlete, an executive board member of a Latinx student-run organization, and researcher. Gabbie is thrilled to be joining the HPRIR team! In the future, she plans to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology.

Isabelle Miranda, B.S., B.A.

Isabelle is from Chandler, AZ and graduated from the University of Rochester in 2023 with a B.S in Neuroscience and a B.A. in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies. During her time at UR, she served as a captain on the varsity volleyball team and did research in the Emergency Department and Cognitive Neurophysiology Lab. Isabelle is so excited to learn from the HPRIR team while working on cancer survivorship, health inequity, and sexual health studies! She plans to pursue medical school in the future.

Joanna Cloutier, B.A.

Joanna is a Clinical Research Coordinator at HPRIR. She graduated from Bates College in 2023 with a major in Psychology and a concentration in Religious Studies. At Bates she captained the women’s soccer team her senior year and was involved in various mental health related extracurriculars. At HPRIR, Joanna is honored to be working with Dr. Giselle Perez-Lougee, Dr. Tina Luberto, Dr. Elyse Park, and Dr. Brett Goshe on various projects. In the future, Joanna plans to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology.

Michaela Markwart, B.A.

Michaela 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. 

Natalie Durieux, B.S.

Natalie graduated from the University of Vermont in 2022, where she received a B.S. in Psychology and captained the women’s soccer team. She works on the Health Insurance Navigation Tools (HINT) study with Dr. Elyse Park, helps manage the SMART Program data repository for the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, and serves as the HPRIR Center coordinator. Natalie’s research interests include psychoneuroimmunology, stress and coping, emotion regulation, mind-body interventions, and exploring social determinants of health. In the future, she plans to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology.

Reid Anctil, B.S.

Reid is a Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) in the HPRIR Center. 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.

Cecely Sterling-Maisel

Cecely Sterling-Maisel graduated from Bates College in 2023 with a B.A. in psychology and a minor in gender and sexuality studies. She works primarily at the Center for Addiction Medicine with Dr. Streck, on a study that investigates the efficacy of switching heavy smokers in treatment for opioid use disorder, to electronic cigarettes. Her research interests include substance use disorders, harm reduction, and equitable access to healthcare across underserved populations. In the future she plans to pursue a graduate degree in clinical psychology.

Alivia Williamson

Alivia works on a variety of projects within the Health through Flourishing (HtF) lab, but primarily works on the projects involving recovery community centers (R24 and R34). She plans to apply to graduate school next cycle with the goal of obtaining a Ph.D. in Clinical/Forensic Psychology.

Allison Futter

Allison recently graduated from Trinity College in CT. She is interested in learning about positive psychology in addiction research and ways to leverage mobile health technologies. She currently works on one project testing a smoking cessation mobile-health app for smokers living with HIV and an R01 for a smoking cessation app using a positive psychology framework. In the future Allison hopes to purse a PhD in Clinical Psychology.

Valeria Nunez Herdoiza

Valeria graduated from Lawrence University in 2023 with a triple major in Psychology, Gender Studies, and Film. As a Clinical Research Coordinator, she works with Dr. Efrén Flores on projects focused on reducing disparities in Lung Cancer Screenings within Latino and Hispanic communities. Valeria is also part of the Lung Screen ABC study with Dr. Elyse Park and Dr. Gina Kruse. In the future, she plans to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology.