New England CEPAC Members

New England CEPAC is composed of clinicians and public/patient members, as well as two ex-officio payer representatives, from all six New England states. New England CEPAC is tasked with reviewing comparative effectiveness reviews completed by ICER. New England CEPAC members participate in public meetings to deliberate on the findings of the evidence reviews and are instrumental in supporting efforts to apply evidence in policy and practice and ensure broad distribution of the research.

Robert H. Aseltine, Jr., PhD

Professor and Chair, Division of Behavioral Sciences and Community Health; Deputy Director, Center for Public Health and Health Policy

University of Connecticut

Robert H. Aseltine, Jr., PhD is Professor and Chair in the Division of Behavioral Sciences and Community Health and Deputy Director of the Center for Public Health and Health Policy at UCONN Health. He is also the founding Director of …

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Stacey L. Brown, PhD

Director for Community-based Education, Assistant Professor of Community Medicine and Healthcare

University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Dr. Stacey Brown serves as Director for Community-based Education and Assistant Professor of Community Medicine and Healthcare at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. In these roles, Dr. Brown works with students to develop strategies to address the impact …

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Gregory Curfman, MD

Editor in Chief

Harvard Health Publications

Gregory Curfman, MD, is the editor in chief of Harvard Health Publications, the publishing division of Harvard Medical School. Prior to assuming this role, Dr. Curfman had a 28-year career as an editor of the New England Journal of Medicine …

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Teresa Fama, MD

Rheumatologist

Central Vermont Medical Center

Dr. Teresa Fama is a practicing rheumatologist at Central Vermont Medical Center (CVMC) in Berlin, Vermont.  Dr. Fama was recently appointed to serve on the Clinical Advisory Board of OneCare Vermont, a statewide Medicare accountable care organization covering all of …

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Austin Frakt, PhD

Dr. Frakt is a health economist with the Department of Veterans Affairs and associate professor with Boston University’s School of Medicine and School of Public Health. His research interests include the interaction between economics and health care policy, with a …

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Claudia B. Gruss,, MD, FACP, FACG, CNSC

Gastroenterologist and Internist

Multispecialty private practice group in Connecticut

Dr. Claudia Gruss is a gastroenterologist and internist. Her practice is now with Western Connecticut Medical Group. She has an undergraduate degree and medical degree from Brown University. She did her internal medical residency and gastroenterology fellowship at Rhode Island …

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Claudio W. Gualtieri, JD

Associate State Director of Advocacy

AARP’s Connecticut State Office

Claudio Gualtieri has been the  Associate State Director of Advocacy with AARP’s Connecticut State Office (www.aarp.org/ct) since 2011 after serving more than 5 years with AARP as a Program Coordinator for Public Policy. AARP is a nonpartisan social mission organization …

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Felix Hernandez, MD, MMM

Medical Director of Undergraduate Medical Education and Financial Advisor for Surgical Services

Eastern Maine Medical Center

Felix Hernandez, MD, MMM is a cardiothoracic surgeon, Medical Director of Undergraduate Medical Education and Financial Advisor for Surgical Services at Eastern Maine Medical Center. He is a graduate of Fairfield University and the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. …

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Christopher Jones, PhD

Assistant Professor of Surgery and Assistant Professor of Economics

University of Vermont (UVM) College of Medicine

A native of Gilford, New Hampshire, Christopher Jones brings unique expertise to CEPAC. As assistant professor of surgery and assistant professor of economics at the University of Vermont (UVM) College of Medicine, his present research focus is on predictive analytics …

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Stephen Kogut, PhD, MBA RPh

Professor of Pharmacy Practice

University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy

Dr. Kogut is Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy, specializing in the area of pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacoeconomics.  In addition to his teaching within these topics, he directs a research program that aims to …

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Kimberly Lenz, PharmD (ex-officio)

Clinical Pharmacy Manager

MassHealth

Kim Lenz is the Clinical Pharmacy Manager for the Office of Clinical Affairs at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. In this role, she serves as the Clinical Pharmacy Manager for MassHealth, the Massachusetts Medicaid Program, and is responsible for …

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Dora Anne Mills, MD, MPH, FAAP

Vice President for Clinical Affairs

University of New England

Dr. Mills is a Maine native who was raised in Farmington, graduated from Mt. Blue High School, Bowdoin College, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles Pediatric Internship and Residency Program, and the Harvard School of …

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Eleftherios Mylonakis, MD, PhD, FIDSA

Chief of the Infectious Diseases Division and Dean’s Professor of Medicine

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Dr. Mylonakis is Chief of the Infectious Diseases Division and Dean’s Professor of Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. His work combines biostatistics, decision-making analysis, risk assessment, outcomes research and cost effectiveness studies along with molecular …

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Stephanie Nichols, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Husson University

  Stephanie Nichols, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Husson University in Bangor, Maine and a Psychiatric Pharmacist at Maine Medical Center in Portland.  She graduated from the University at Buffalo with her Doctor of …

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Julia Prentice, PhD

Director, Health Care Financing and Economics

VA Boston Healthcare System

Julia Prentice is Director of the Health Care Financing and Economics (HCFE) group at the VA Boston Healthcare System and holds faculty appointments in the Boston University School of Medicine and Public Health.  Her current research focuses on the comparative …

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Julie Rothstein Rosenbaum, MD

Associate Professor

Yale School of Medicine

Julie Rothstein Rosenbaum is an Associate Professor at Yale School of Medicine. She serves on the Core Faculty of the Primary Care Residency in the Department of Internal Medicine, where she sees patients as well as teaches residents and students. …

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Jeanne Ryer, MS

Director

NH Citizens Health Initiative

Jeanne Ryer is Director of the NH Citizens Health Initiative, a multi-stakeholder statewide effort to create a system of care that promotes health, assures quality and makes care affordable, effective, and accessible to all New Hampshire residents. From 2003 until 2011, …

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Roger L. Snow, MD, MPH

Retired Deputy Medical Director

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Office of Medicaid

Dr. Snow is the recently retired Deputy Medical Director for Medical Policy of the Office of Clinical Affairs of the Office of Medicaid in the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Commonwealth Medicine, University of …

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Keith A. Stahl, MD, FACP

Medical Director

Multiple Hospital-owned Primary Care Practices in New Hampshire

A community-based internist for nearly 20 years, Dr. Stahl is the Medical Director for 10 hospital-owned Primary Care Practices in New Hampshire.  Dr. Stahl is a full-time primary care internist and Adjunct Professor at Dartmouth Medical School.  After completing his …

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Jason H. Wasfy, MD, MPhil

Assistant in Medicine (Cardiology)

Massachusetts General Hospital,

Jason Wasfy is an Assistant in Medicine (Cardiology) at the Massachusetts General Hospital, as well as an Instructor in Cardiology at Harvard Medical School. In addition, Dr. Wasfy serves as Associate Medical Director for the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization’s E-Consult …

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Edward Westrick, MD, PhD

Primary Care Physician, Assistant Medical Director

Comprehensive Community Action Program

Dr. Westrick is a practicing primary care internist and physician executive with Comprehensive Community Action Program in Cranston RI.  He earned his MD degree from New Jersey Medical School and trained in Internal Medicine through the Brown University program.  He …

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Rev. Albert Whitaker, MA

Director of Community Partnerships, New England

American Diabetes Association

Rev. Albert Whitaker currently serves as Director of Community Partnerships, New England with the American Diabetes Association. Diagnosed in 2001 with Type 2 Diabetes, he has worked diligently to educate and raise awareness about the devastating impact of diabetes among …

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