Our Team

CORA is led by University of Vermont faculty who have over three decades of engagement in innovative research and clinical efforts to develop novel treatments for opioid use disorder. Our work began with the seminal studies demonstrating buprenorphine treatment efficacy, which contributed to its FDA approval. Our center’s team of clinicians, faculty, and staff have extensive backgrounds and expertise in public health, research, and treatment of substance use disorders.

Stacey C. Sigmon, PhD

Stacey C. Sigmon, PhD

Director, Principle Investigator
Sarah H. Heil, PhD

Sarah H. Heil, PhD

Associate Director
Kelly Peck, PhD

Kelly Peck, PhD

Director of Clinical Operations
Nicole Greer, BS

Nicole Greer, BS

Program Advisor
Ashley Mallett, PhD

Ashley Mallett, PhD

Program Advisor
Laura Miller, BA

Laura Miller, BA

Program Advisor
Gretchen Nareff, PhD

Gretchen Nareff, PhD

Grant Manager
Gail Rose, PhD

Gail Rose, PhD

Director, Best Practices and Clinical & Translational Cores
Richard A. Rawson, PhD

Richard A. Rawson, PhD

Senior Advisor, Best Practices Core
Jennifer Lyon-Horne, MS

Jennifer Lyon-Horne, MS

Manager, Best Practices Core
Lauren Eicher, MSW

Lauren Eicher, MSW

Research Assistant, Best Practices Core
Stephen Crosswhite, BS

Stephen Crosswhite, BS

Research Assistant, Best Practices Core
Peter Lontine, BA

Peter Lontine, BA

Research Assistant, Best Practices Core
Stephen T. Higgins, PhD

Stephen T. Higgins, PhD

Co-Director, Education & Outreach Core
Diann Gaalema, PhD

Diann Gaalema, PhD

Co-Director, Education & Outreach Core
Jennifer Noel, LCSW

Jennifer Noel, LCSW

Project Manager, Education & Outreach Core
Valerie Harder, PhD, MHS

Valerie Harder, PhD, MHS

Co-Director, Surveillance & Evaluation Core
Andrea Villanti, PhD, MPH

Andrea Villanti, PhD, MPH

Co-Director, Surveillance & Evaluation Core
Julia Shaw, MPH

Julia Shaw, MPH

Manager, Surveillance & Evaluation Core
Nathaniel Schafrick, MS, MPH

Nathaniel Schafrick, MS, MPH

Data Analyst, Surveillance & Evaluation Core
Meghan Farrington, BA

Meghan Farrington, BA

Research Specialist, Surveillance & Evaluation Core
Kate Peasley-Miklus, PhD

Kate Peasley-Miklus, PhD

Research Specialist, Surveillance & Evaluation Core
Caitlin McCluskey, BS

Caitlin McCluskey, BS

Research Assistant, Surveillance & Evaluation Core

Mark Bowman

UVM CORA Data Manager
Robert Althoff, MD, PhD

Robert Althoff, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychological Science; Clinician Advisory Board
John Brooklyn, MD

John Brooklyn, MD

Clinician Advisory Board
Megan Detweiler, RN, CARN

Megan Detweiler, RN, CARN

Director of Nursing at the Chittenden Clinic, Clinician Advisory Board
Brady Heward, MD

Brady Heward, MD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Clinician Advisory Board
Peter Jackson, MD

Peter Jackson, MD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Clinician Advisory Board
Sanchit Maruti, MD

Sanchit Maruti, MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Clinician Advisory Board
Marjorie C. Meyer, MD

Marjorie C. Meyer, MD

Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences; Clinician Advisory Board
Karen Pearson, MLIS, MA

Karen Pearson, MLIS, MA

Strategic Partner
Katie Rosingana

Katie Rosingana

Strategic Partner
Jeanne Ryer, MSc, EdD

Jeanne Ryer, MSc, EdD

Strategic Partner
Olivia Skaltsis, MS

Olivia Skaltsis, MS

Strategic Partner
Mary Lindsey Smith, PhD, MSW

Mary Lindsey Smith, PhD, MSW

Strategic Partner
Janet Thomas BS, RN

Janet Thomas BS, RN

Strategic Partner