Dr. Graybeal is a Professor in the School of Social Work. From 2014-2016 he served as Director of the School of Community and Population Health and from 2008-2015 he was the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Westbrook College of Health Professions. In 2012-13 he also served as the Interim Director of the School of Social Work. His research and scholarship has focused on evidence-based practice in social work, interprofessional education in the health professions, and more recently on the role and... Read More
Devdra is a graduate of Boston College with a MSN in Women's Health. She has over 28 years of nursing experience and has worked in a wide variety of clinical settings including private practice in an OB/Gyn. office, Labor and Delivery, Postpartum, Newborn Nursery, High Risk OB, and outpatient OB/Gyn. clinics.. She has been a instructor at the University level for 7 years and a Unit base Educator in Maternity for 2 years. Read More
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Certification in SIM training
Dr. Grimm has been teaching human anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology for the past 20 years in settings ranging from community college to medical school. Other areas of teaching interest include neuroscience and human nutrition. He received his doctorate in Applied Physiology from Columbia University in 1995 and completed his post-doctoral training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in the area of spinal cord injury. His current research focus includes examining the... Read More
Human anatomy and physiology
I came into public health by failing organic chemistry as an undergraduate at Providence College. My goal was to be a physician but soon realized that my skill and passion belonged elsewhere. Luckily my college has a public health major, and the rest is history. My background includes being a Peace Corps volunteer in Niger, working with the state of Maine health department as an infectious disease epidemiologist, providing technical assistance to Caribbean countries on HIV surveillance, and even owning an organic farm. I live... Read More
Maternal and Child Health
I am an artist with an extensive background in theatre. From 2000-2010 I worked for the Department of Theatre at University of Southern Maine. In 2006, I received my MFA from Maine College of Art where my thesis project was a protest against unfair labor practices in the form of a podcast walking tour of Wal-Mart. I also attended The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture where I continued to develop alternative delivery systems for art in service of social... Read More
non-profit board leadership
multi-disciplinary team leadership and management
Marji Harmer-Beem received her degree in dental hygiene from Westbrook College Dental Hygiene Program in Portland, Maine in 1977 and her Master of Science degree in education from the University of Southern Maine in 1993. She has taught advanced clinical dental hygiene, clinical periodontology, practice management, and ethics. Professor Harmer-Beem has published many articles and written book chapters related to clinical practice. She has held leadership positions in faculty governance. She... Read More
Advanced clinical dental hygiene practice and clincal periodontology
and the legal
and prevention aspects of child abuse
and family violence; herbal medicines.
My undergraduate degree is in Nursing. I was an intensive care nurse for several years before attending anesthesia school at the Johns Hopkins Hospital School of Anesthesia for Nurses. I worked as part of the Vascular and Thoracic Anesthesia Team at JHH for several years before moving to Massachusetts to work as a Nurse Anesthetist. I stopped giving anesthesia when I started graduate school at the University of Vermont Medical School Department of Physiology and Biophysics, where I earned my... Read More
Erin Hartigan, P.T., D.P.T., Ph.D., O.C.S., A.T.C. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy within the Westbrook College of Health Professions at the University of New England. Dr. Hartigan earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Physiology (‘95), Certificate of Athletic Training (‘96), Master’s of Science (‘97) and Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy degrees (‘04) from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and her Doctorate of Philosophy in Biomechanics and Movement Science (‘09) from the University of... Read More
physical therapy; musculoskeletal disorders related to orthopedic and sports injuries; function after anterior cruciate ligament injury and reconstruction.
Katie Hawke joined the Department of Exercise and Sport Performance at the University of New England in 2008. She came to the University from Springfield College, where she was an Assistant Professor of Physical Education and the Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach. During her four-year tenure at Springfield College she led her team to back to back NEWMAC conference championships and two trips to the NCAA tournament. She was named NEWMAC Coach of the Year twice and was an IWLCA Regional... Read More
Kristen Holt is a graduate of Saint Joseph's College of Maine with an MSN in nursing education. She has a varied nursing background which includes specialties in cardiothoracic and vascular nursing as well as the neonatal intensive care unit, where she currently works per diem at Maine Medical Center. Through the years, she has been a preceptor and resource to various new nurses in the clinical settings. She has also provided education to colleagues and support to new mothers in her role as... Read More
Zoe Hull is the Program Manager for the Maine Area Health Education Center Network (Maine AHEC Network), working with academic and community partners across the state to provide rural, community-based clinical training experiences for medical and other health professions students, encourage Maine youth and mid-career professionals to explore health careers, and support practicing health professionals with continuing education and distance learning opportunities. Zoe also coordinates Maine AHEC Network's HPV Vaccination Project, which is aimed at... Read More
Public Health Research
Comprehensive Program Evaluation
Caryn Husman is Director and Assistant Clinical Professor of Health, Wellness and Occupational Studies. Caryn teaches courses related to human occupation and wellness such as Health and Wellness in an Aging Society, Research Methods, Occupational Science, and Disability Studies. As an occupational therapist, Caryn has worked with individuals across the lifespan in home, community and medical settings. She is most interested in working with young children who experience difficulty with social, emotional and behavioral performance. ... Read More
Pediatric occupational therapy
Sarah has been with the University of New England since 2003, and the Department of Exercise and Sport Performance since 2009 as the administrative assistant.Read More
Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing UNE since 2012. Prior to higher education, served in clinical practice for 15 years in medical/telemetry and intensive care. Teaching has included advanced medical/surgical, Ethics, Health Assessment, Gerontology and Nursing Simulation.
In addition to my faculty role, I am also coordinator of clinical... Read More
Adult Critical Care
Ian is a two time alumnus from the University of New England, having received his BS in Biochemistry and Medical Biology 2012 and his Masters of Public Health in 2015. In 2016 he accepted a position in UNE's Center for Excellence in Health Innovation on the UNE Portland Campus working to improve clinical interprofessional education among UNE's graduate and professional healthcare students as a part of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation grant. His responsibilities include developing and coordinating clinical IPE opportunities for... Read More
Community and Public Health
Jed D. Jankowski, PA-C is a graduate of the University of New England Physician Assistant Program in 2011. His clinical experience includes inpatient medicine, emergency medicine, and neurosurgery.
His background includes over 20 years of pre-hospital EMS experience in rural, suburban, urban, and wilderness settings; most recently as a critical care paramedic for King County Medic One.
As an instructor, he has had the opportunity to lecture in a variety of settings on... Read More
Dr. Johnson received his Bachelors Degree from the University of Vermont, his Masters Degree from UMASS Amherst, and his Ph.D from Virginia Tech. After receiving his Ph.D, he did a one year fellowship in the Department of Pharmacology at Mt Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan, NY, studying the pharmacology of drugs of abuse under Dr. Joe Goldfarb. After that, he trained for two more years as a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience at Albany Medical College... Read More
Neurobiology of drugs of abuse
including anabolic steroid abuse; expertise on validity of supplements as well as other modalities advertised to laypersons as being capable of enhancing health