2002-present. Director, Center for Research, Evaluation, and Program Development, Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, Brookline, MA. Direct a center devoted to research and evaluation on social issues and the development of new treatment and prevention programs in conjunction with the school’s Institute for the Study of Violence and other academic programs. Supervise doctoral dissertations and participate in school institutional research.
2000-2002. Co-Investigator, Simmons College School of Social Work, Boston, MA.
Worked on the Simmons Longitudinal Study, a study following a cohort of 5-year olds for 24 years. Conducted data analyses, presented findings, wrote project publications, engaged in collaborative research with other longitudinal psychiatric epidemiology studies, and participated in instrument development and study design.
2000-2002 Senior Research Scientist, Social Science Research and Evaluation. Burlington, MA.
PI on tobacco control grant – Understanding Youth Cigar Use – investigating youth use of alternative tobacco products: cigars, bidis, clove cigarettes, and blunts. Collected data from 5,400 school children in grades 6-12. Am conducting analyses and preparing project publications.
1999-2000. Senior Researcher, Health and Addictions Research. Boston, MA,
Was Scientific Director of the Massachusetts Treatment Outcomes and Performance Pilot Study — Enhanced (TOPPS II), designed to create a pilot outcomes monitoring system for the state’s substance abuse treatment system. Also, was Site-Principal Investigator of the Managed Care and Vulnerable Populations Adolescent Substance Abusers Massachusetts Study Site (TWIST), responsible for trend analyses of the effects of Medicaid managed care on adolescent treatment. I also have responsibility for the scientific design and analysis of the Massachusetts Prevalence Study of ATOD usage in public school students, and consult on MassCALL, the state’s prevention State Incentive Grant and the Managed Care and Vulnerable Populations Adult Substance Abusers Massachusetts Study Site.
1997 - 1999. Director of Research, Health and Addictions Research. Boston, MA,
Responsible for oversight and quality assurance for the various research and evaluation projects conducted by Health and Addictions, an organization conducting policy research and evaluation in the substance abuse and public health areas. Much of this work involved working closely with the Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Abuse Services. Sample projects of Health and Addictions in which I directed or participated included a needs assessment of Massachusetts substance abuse treatment and prevention needs, the development of a state-wide outcomes monitoring system for publicly-funded substance abuse treatment, studies of the prevalence of substance abuse in school-age children, a longitudinal study of the initiation of substance use from sixth through twelfth grades, the analysis and interpretation of data from the Massachusetts Substance Abuse Management Information System maintained by Health and Addictions for the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services, an evaluation of a statewide substance abuse prevention initiative, and evaluations of the effects of managed care on substance abuse treatment.
1992 - 1997 Director of Research and Evaluation, Advocates for Human Potential
Responsible for the designing and carrying out of evaluation plans for several federally-funded demonstration projects and other substance abuse/ human service programs. Also consult on the development of evaluation systems for mental health and substance abuse service delivery systems. In addition to evaluating demonstration projects (see list in Grants section), sample projects have included consulting on evaluation issues to the North Carolina Department of Corrections, evaluating a series of statewide workshops on confidentiality issues in the treatment of substance abuse, and developing techniques for eliciting, documenting, and communicating standardized treatment designs.
1991 - 1999. Director of Research, Boston Institute for Psychotherapy
Responsible for all research at the B.I.P., including studies of the process and outcome of psychodynamic psychotherapy. Have developed the Boston Institute for Psychotherapy Change Assessment Tool (BIP-CAT). As a member of the B.I.P. Directors group, have participated in administering the Institute, including better integrating the Institute treatment and training structures. From 1989-1991 was Coordinator of Psychotherapy Research and from 1988-1989 was Research Fellow. From 1995-1998, I was also the Director of Quality Management.
1995 - 1997 Research Psychologist, Study of Adult Development, Harvard
Medical School, Cambridge, MA.
Collaborated with George Vaillant in analyzing data from two longitudinal studies of adult development. Issues I a examined included defenses and other models of personality as they predict mental and physical health functioning, the relationship between defenses and the Big Five personality factors, stability and change in the Big Five personality factors and the relationship of these factors to real world psychosocial and health outcomes, and the role of social support in long-term physical and mental health.
1988 - 1994 Senior Research Associate, Mental Health Research Program, Harvard
Community Health Plan, Boston, MA
Worked with Dr. Simon Budman on research investigating the process and outcome of group psychotherapy and on treatments for personality disordered patients. Activities included research scale construction, training of clinical raters, consulting on research design and statistics, supervision of data analysis, and grant writing.
1989-2001. Associate in Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Beth Israel Hospital,
1987 - pres. Consultant on Research and Evaluation Methodology and Statistics
1988 - 1989 Associate in Psychology, Arbor Hospital, Boston, MA
Involved in study of relation between depression and personality pathology in hospitalized patients.
1989 - 1990 Research Consultant, Jobs For the Future, Somerville, MA
Designed and analyzed a phone survey of workers attitudes towards the economy, jobs and job training.
1986 - 1989 Research Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
From 6/86‑5/88, the fellowship was part of the N.I.M.H.-funded post-doctoral Training Program in the Social and Behavioral Sciences.
1986 - 1988 Research Associate, Mental Health Research Program, Harvard
Community Health Plan Boston, MA
1982 - 1984 Research Intern, Boston University, Boston, MA
Worked on the development of a measure of difficulties in personal relationships with Professor Ross Rizley.
Summer of Research Fellow, Institute for Creative Studies, American University
1968 Washington, D.C.
Researched the inter-relationships between decision-making structures and the effectiveness of youth organizations, under an agreement with the Department of Labor.