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About Suzanne B. Cashman

Formally trained in health services research, evaluation and administration, Suzanne Cashman, ScD, has spent the thirty-five years of her professional career teaching graduate courses in public health, conducting community-based evaluation research, and developing partnerships aimed at helping communities improve their health status. Currently, Dr. Cashman has leadership responsibilities for developing the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health’s community health agenda as well as administrative/teaching responsibilities in the school’s preventive medicine residency. In addition, she carries out community-based evaluation research, provides evaluation technical assistance to the Area Health Education Center, and works with other faculty to advance the use of service-learning as a pedagogical approach. She co-chairs UMMS’s Community Engagement Committee and has been instrumental in developing Worcester’s Healthy Communities Initiative. Dr. Cashman has additional skills related to developing and implementing community-oriented primary care (COPC) as well as teaching skills needed for interprofessional teamwork. Currently, she is a board member of Community-Campus Partnerships for Health, a not-for-profit organization that promotes health equity and social justice through partnerships between communities and academic institutions.

Positions

Present Co-Director, Rural Health Scholars Pathway, University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Present Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
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Present Co-Director, Community Engagement & Research Section and for the UMass Center for Health Equity Intervention Research Community Engagement Core, University of Massachusetts Medical School UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science
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Present Investigator, UMass Worcester Prevention Research Center, University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Present Director of Community Health, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Contact Information

University of Massachusetts Medical School
Dept. of Family Medicine and Community Health
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester MA 01655
Phone 508-856-2930

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