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.

Director, Graduate Programs in Public Health, Associate Professor

(207) 221-4464

Linnell Hall


Human development and education: curriculum development and instructional design; faculty development; socio-moral education; distance education and new learning technologies; assessment strategies in education.

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.

Zoe Hull

BA Sociology-based Human Relations

Administrative Assistant

(207) 221-4463

Linnell Hall

Zoe Hull provides administrative 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

Praphul Joshi


Assistant Professor

(207) 221-4475

Linnell Hall

Praphul Joshi received his masters and doctoral degrees from Norman J Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina majoring in health promotion, education and behavior. He obtained his degree in dental surgery from Bangalore University, India. His area of expertise is in program planning and evaluation. He served as the program evaluator for South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control in 2004. From 2005 _ 2011 He served as the assistant professor at the University of Louisiana... Read More


program planning/evaluation

<br />Chronic Disease Prevention

<br />Adolescent Health

<br />Oral Health

Adjunct Faculty, Public Health

(207) 430-0650


Amy Kinner is an Adjunct Faculty Member in the Public Health Program, where she teaches the Principles of Epidemiology course. She is also a Health Services Researcher at Onpoint Health Data (formerly the Maine Health Information Center), where she conducts healthcare research and analysis using a variety of data sources, includingmedical claims data and hospital inpatient/outpatient data. Prior to joining Onpoint Health Data, Amy was a Research Associate at UNE's Center for Health Policy, Planning, and Research (CHPPR) with a... Read More



health policy; survey research; evaluation of public health programs; management and analysis of health data.