Alphabetical List of Faculty and Staff

Photo of Collyn Baeder

Coordinator, School of Community and Population Health

(207) 221-4467

Linnell Hall
Room 113

Collyn Baeder earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Vermont in Burlington with a major in Philosophy and a minor in Studio Art. At present, in addition to her role as coordinator for the School of Community and Population Health, she is also a student in UNE’s online Master of Public Health (MPH) program, expected to graduate in May 2016.

 As an MPH student, Collyn has sought involvement in interprofessional student research projects. Along with a UNE Master of... Read More

Nina S. Bennett

B.A. (Honors English Literature)

Alzheimer's Disease Training Program Coordinator

(207) 221-4564

Linnell Hall

Nina is the Alzheimer's Disease Training Program Coordinator for UNE's Geriatric Education Center (GEC) supplemental grant. She provides support for state-wide educational trainings for health professionals to improve the detection and early intervention of Alzheimer's Disease.Read More


proposal and report writing



basic data analysis

strategic planning.

Rebecca Boulos

Rebecca June Boulos

M.P.H., Ph.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4791

Linnell Hall

Dr. Rebecca Boulos joined the UNE faculty as Assistant Clinical Professor in 2014. Prior to her appointment, she was a research associate at ChildObesity180, a multi-sector organization focused on reversing the trend of childhood obesity within one generation's time.

Rebecca's research interests lie at the intersection of psychological, biological and community health. To that end, she believes in the power of community engaged research to ignite individual and community activism and ownership over changing psychological and social conditions that influence... Read More


physical activity promotion

nutrition interventions

Community Interventions

Obesity prevention

Community Health & Public Health

Research Associate

SNAP-Ed Evaluator

Healthy Maine Partnerships Evaluator

(207) 221-4562

Linnell Hall

Pamela Bruno, MPH, is an evaluator for the  SNAP-Ed program. Prior to coming to UNE, Pamela was the principal of her public health consulting business for 12 years, providing evaluation and strategic planning consultation for numerous public health agencies. Pamela has worked as lead evaluator for several Maine public health programs, including the former Maine Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Healthy Weight Program where she lead evaluation efforts for the SNAP-Ed... Read More



Research and Analysis

Gary Cattabriga

Director of Data Management & Technology

Adjunct Professor

(207) 221-4574

Linnell Hall

Mr. Cattabriga has over 25 years experience in Information Technology and Data-driven Solutions. His expertise in Project Management, Data Warehouse & Application Development, and Informatics has delivered solutions ranging from a Medical Claims Data Warehouse, Web-based Claims Analysis application, to automated process control equipment.

Gary received his B.S. in Physics from Cornell University. His positions have included: Software and Hardware Engineer for several engineering firms, President of his own technology consulting company, Director of IT for Fresh Samantha,... Read More


Project management

Health informatics

Application Development

Predictive Modeling

Data Management

Data Visualization

Quality Management

Data Quality Management

Big Data Analysis

Data Warehouse design and development





IT Operations


Anne Marie Davee

Anne-Marie Davee

M.S. R.D. L.D.

SNAP Ed Senior Nutrition Program Coordinator

(207) 221-4602

Linnell Hall

Anne-Marie is a registered dietitian with over 25 years of experience in the field of nutrition and health promotion.  She has worked in a wide variety of settings including education, corporate for profit, retail,  non-profit and healthcare.  She most recently served as the wellness director for the Casco Bay YMCA and as a school health coordinator in RSU No. 5 (Durham-Freeport-Pownal). Prior to these roles, Anne-Marie was employed by the University of Southern Maine (USM) Muskie School of Public Service as... Read More


public health

Foods & Nutrition

Exercise Science

Research Associate

(207) 221-4571

Linnell Hall

Ruth Dufresne is the Principal Investigator/Lead Evaluator, Maine CDC/DHHS, Partnership for a Tobacco-Free Maine; PI/Team Lead, the New Hampshire Chronic Disease Epidemiological Services. She evaluates public health chronic disease prevention programs and priority interventions. As an evaluator and epidemiologist, Ruth: develops and assists with implementation of surveillance and evaluation plans; develops and administers surveys; conducts interviews; provides expertise in CD epidemiology and evaluation; collects and analyses CD data; and provides overall grant management. She has 20 years of public health experience and... Read More




grant writing

chronic disease prevention

strategic planning.

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Interim Director, School of Community and Population Health;

Associate Dean, WCHP

Professor of Social Work

(207) 221-4509

Linnell Hall

Dr. Graybeal currently serves as the Interim Director of the School of Community and Population Health and as Associate Dean in the Westbrook College of Health Professions.   In 2012-13 he served as the Interim Director of the School of Social Work.  His scholarship has focused on evidence-based practice in social work and in interprofessional education across teh health professions.  He has a particular interest in the exploring the relationship between science, creativity, and personal and organizational change.

In collaboration with Dr.... Read More


Evidence-based practice; the alliance between provider and patient/client; interprofessional education; transformative practice; the creative arts in social work.

Jennifer Gunderman

Assistant Lecturer

(207) 505-1452

Linnell Hall

~~Of all the things I have done in public health, teaching is one of the more exciting opportunities for me. 

I was born and raised in central Massachusetts.  My desire was to be a doctor but after failing organic chemistry, I had to find a different path.  Knowing that I had a passion for health, I switched my major to health policy and management and found my niche.  After graduating from Providence College, I became a Peace Corps volunteer stationed... Read More


Commuity Health



Global Health

William Ridgeway Harrison


Adjunct Faculty

 William R. ("Lliam") Harrison trained as a medical anthropologist at Arizona State University and the University of Arizona and studied law at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.  He has published results of his research on cross-cultural issues in medicine, bio-political aspects of disease, and paleomycology (the study of fungal diseases in ancient human populations).  This last line of research was reviewed by Science.  Lliam has experience in conducting research involving human subjects, animal models... Read More


Research regulation and the ethical conduct of research

research integrity and research compliance. Conflict management and dispute resolution. Medical anthropology

including informed consent

medical change and conflict

cross-cultural issues in medic

Zoe Hull

BA Sociology-based Human Relations

Research Assistant

(207) 221-4463

Linnell Hall

Zoe Hull provides research and development support to the School of Community and Population Health.  In addition to working for UNE, Zoe is currently a student of the University's Master of Public Health Program.  Prior to coming to UNE in 2013, Zoe worked as a program coordinator working with refugees, asylees, survivors of human trafficking, and other at risk immigrant populations.Read More

Program Manager, SNAP-Ed

(207) 221-4551


Joan Ingram is the Program Manager for the Maine SNAP-Ed Program. Prior to coming to UNE, Ingram served as the Healthy Maine Partnership director for Healthy Portland at the City of Portland, Public Health Division where her work focused on nutrition, physical activity and obesity prevention using policy, systems and environmental strategies as well as direct services and educational programs. 

She has experience managing state and federal funds, collaborating closely with... Read More

Judith A. Metcalf


Director UNE-Maine Geriatric Education Center

Clinical Instructer/Nurse Practitioner Mature Care

(207) 221-4459

Linnell Hall

Judith A. Metcalf, APRN, BC, M.S. began as the Director of the UNE-Maine Geriatric Education Center December 1, 2003. Judy has her Bachelor's in Nursing from Salem State College Salem, Mass., her Master's from Boston University and her Post-Master's Adult Nurse Practitioner Certification in Primary Health Care Nursing from Simmons College. Judy's position as Director, UNE-MGEC is complemented by her involvement in the UNE Mature Care Practice, as a nurse practitioner, providing primary care to older adults in residential, assisted living,... Read More



Adjunct Professor

(207) 299-2131


I am originally from the Greater Portland area of Maine. I am family physician and epidemiologist and have spent my career teaching, doing clinical work, and doing research. After finishing my clinical training, my wife and I worked for 3 years in a hospital in rural Zimbabwe, where I became interested in public health. Afterward, I got my PhD in epidemiology from UNC-Chapel Hill and worked for the CDC in their Epidemic Intelligence Service. Subsequently, I taught Family Medicine at... Read More


Family Medicine

preventive medicine

public health

infectious disease epidemiology

evidence-based medicine