Our Team

Principal Investigator and Support Staff

Christine Riedy, MA, PhD, MPH, Principal Investigator
Dr. Christine Riedy is the Delta Dental of Massachusetts Associate Professor in Oral Public Health and Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. She is also a psychologist and health services researcher. Dr Riedy oversees the development of the training and the technical assistance modules, the testing with the Learning Collaborative and the plane for dissemination.

Jamie Evan Bichelman, Communications Coordinator 
Jamie Bichelman serves as the communications coordinator at NCECE, managing the website, social media, and newsletter production. With research experience in workplace culture and industrial/organizational psychology, eating disorders, exercise physiology and motivation, and health and nutrition, and with more than 12 years of experience as a journalist, government agency spokesperson, and content creator, he is proud to serve in this role amongst a phenomenal team at NCECE.

Sarah Bui, MS, Research Assistant
Sarah Bui is the Research Assistant for the Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology department at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Prior to joining the NCECE team, Sarah completed her B.S. in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Studies at the University of Southern California and an M.S. in Global Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Outside of HSDM, Sarah enjoys teaching fitness classes at Harvard's Malkin Athletic Center, figure skating with Team USA, and volunteering at a local soup kitchen to fight food insecurity within the Boston community.

Arielle Mather, MPH, Program Manager
Arielle Mather serves as Program Manager at NCECE, overseeing the planning and delivery of the Center’s trainings and technical assistance activities. She has spent many years in the Boston nonprofit sector addressing the needs of older and vulnerable populations, as well as the providers who care for them. Arielle received her Master of Public Health from Tufts University School of Medicine, where she concentrated in health communication. Throughout her professional experience, she has enjoyed connecting others with resources that promote their health and well-being.

Leads

Leonard Brennan, DMD, Geriatric Training Lead
Dr. Leonard Brennan is Co-Director of HSDM’s Geriatric Fellowship Program and is a part-time lecturer in their Department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology. Dr. Brennan has practiced general dentistry in Portland, Maine for more than thirty years.

Steffany Chamut, DDS, MPH, Curriculum Evaluation Lead
Prior to joining HSDM, Dr. Steffany Chamut completed her post-graduate studies in restorative prosthetics and dental public health in the U.S University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, A.T. Still University, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), and her fellowships at the Pan-American/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

Russell Phillips, MD, Clinical Integration Lead
Dr. Russell Phillips is the William Applebaum Professor of Medicine, Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, and Director of the Center for Primary Care at Harvard Medical School.

Brittany Seymour, DDS, MPH, Program/Dissemination Lead
Dr. Brittany Seymour is an Assistant Professor at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. She holds a full-time appointment in the Department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology and the Office of Global and Community Health.

Sara Singer, MBA, PhD, Evaluation Lead
Dr. Sara Singer is a Professor of Health Care Management and Policy at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and the Department of Medicine at Harvard Medical School in the Mongan Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital.

Consultants

Maria Dolce, PhD, RN, CNE, FACHE, Consultant
Dr. Maria Dolce, an Associate Professor at Stony Brook University’s School of Nursing, is a champion for the integration of oral health and inter-professional health education.

Lew Lipsitz, MD, Consultant
Dr. Lipsitz is the Chief of Gerontology, Beth Israel Deaconess Med Center; a Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; the Director of the Institute for Aging Research, and Vice President for Academic Medicine at Hebrew Senior Life.

Peter Maramaldi, MSSW, MPH, MPhil, PhD, Consultant
Dr. Maramaldi is Professor and Director of the PhD Program, Simmons College School of Social Work; Adjunct Professor, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Department of Social and Behavioral Science; and Clinical Instructor, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology.

Medha Munshi, MBBS, Consultant
Dr. Medha Munshi is the Director of the Joslin Geriatric Diabetes Program and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School. She is also a staff geriatrician at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.