Staff Directory

Administrative Members

Lisa Morse | Senior Administrative Manager

Michele Reyen | HPRIR Program Manager

Clinical Research Coordinators

Alex Burns

Autumn Rasmussen

Cayley Bliss

Elise Noonan

Ellen Park

Emma Siefring

Maria Lopes

Lucy Fell

Yasmine Nousari

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.  

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 the Cancer Outcomes Research and Education Program (CORE) in January 2021 and is a clinical research coordinator for Dr. Elyse Park’s HPRIR Program. She graduated in the Spring of 2020 from Wesleyan University with a B.A. in Psychology and a Concentration in the Cognitive Sciences. Prior to joining HPRIR and CORE, Autumn held an internship at the MGH OCD and Related Disorders Program. Autumn primarily works with Drs. Elyse Park and Brett Goshe on the SS2 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 HPRIR administrative tasks. After her time with MGH, Autumn hopes to pursue her Ph.D. 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.


Ellen Park

Ellen Park is a Clinical Research Coordinator in the Cancer Outcomes Research and Education (CORE) Program and the Health Promotion and Resiliency Intervention Research (HPRIR) Program. She is currently pursuing her B.A. in Community Health and Psychology at Tufts University and will graduate in May 2022. Ellen works with Dr. Lara Traeger on multiple studies focusing on enhancing quality of life, resiliency, and flourishing among different populations. She is excited and honored to be a part of this group! In the future, she hopes to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology.


Emma Siefring, B.A.

Emma Siefring joined CORE and HPRIR  in June of 2021 as a clinical research coordinator working with Dr. Giselle Perez and Dr. Daniel Hall. She graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from The Ohio State University with minors in Studio Art and South Asian Studies. She conducted pediatric psycho-oncology research with Dr. Cynthia Gerhardt at Nationwide Children’s Hospital as an undergraduate student. Her current projects include investigating the effectiveness of mind-body resiliency training programs for cancer survivors, specifically targeting individuals with fear of cancer recurrence and adolescent and young adult populations. Emma hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in the future.


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.


Molly Raddant, B.A.

Molly Raddant is a Clinical Research Coordinator in the Mongan Institute working with Dr. Gina Kruse and Dr. Elyse Park. She graduated in May of 2021 from Boston University with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in French. Prior to joining the Mongan Institute, Molly worked with Dr. Bettina Hoeppner in the Recovery Research Institute leveraging mHealth and positive psychology interventions for smoking cessation. Her current projects broadly involve lung cancer screening, tobacco treatment, and health behaviors and beliefs affected by COVID. In the future, Molly hopes to pursue graduate study in the areas of clinical psychology and public health.


Yasmine Nousari, B.A.

Yasmine Nousari is a Clinical Research Coordinator for the Radiology Research Department at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is originally from South Florida and is a recent graduate from Boston College with a degree in Psychology, and a minor in Biology. She is excited to work with Dr. Efren Flores during her gap year on research that explores social determinants of health that impact healthcare access and delivery, especially amongst vulnerable populations. In the future, she plans to pursue an MD and approach medicine through the biopsychosocial model of medicine. Some of her interests include reducing health disparities affecting the Latino community, psychoimmunology, etc.

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