Position: Research Nurse Practitioner
Overview: I am the CADRE/COBRE Research Nurse Practitioner providing clinical support to all active randomized controlled trials. A graduate of Boston College, I have extensive career experience in critical care, cardiology, diabetes management and women’s health in acute care and primary care. Here at Brown, my role has shifted to research, community outreach and advocacy. Recently elected as an Executive Board of the RI Public Health Association, my interests are bringing research into practice and practice into research, improving health literacy and particularly, having a critical research eye on health disparities in order to improve health outcomes across all populations.


Position: Research Assistant
Overview: I am a research assistant  currently working on four active randomized controlled trials (RCTs) addressing alcohol and opioid use disorder (AUD and OUD) in the Clinical Neuroscience Laboratory. I am responsible of the logistics of the clinical protocols and for the regulatory documentation for the  IRB, FDA and NIH of our RCTs.


Position: Neuroscience undergraduate student
Overview: I am a sophomore concentrating in neuroscience and interested in understanding motivation of behavioral changes in individuals with addictive disorders and the neurological changes that occur. Currently, I am working on evaluating psychiatric and social differences between treatment and non-treatment seekers with AUD.


  • Arianna Ferretti, BSc (2020-2021), Research Assistant, Rohde Island Hospital
  • Woo-Young Jung, MD, PhD (2020-2021), Assistant Professor, Psychiatry Pusan National University  Busan City, Korea
  • Bianca Persaud, AB (2018-2020), PLME Student, Alpert Medical School, Brown University
  • Kimberly Goodyear, PhD (2016-2019), Assistant Professor, Department of Behavioral and Social Science, Brown University
  • Victoria Long, MSc (2016-2019), Research Associate, Institutional Research Springfield College
  • Paul Wallace, MD (2016-2019), Resident in Psychiatry, University California, San Francisco
  • Rachel Souza, MSc (2016-2018), Medical Student, Pennsylvania
  • Sarah Eltinge ScB/AB (2016-2017), Data Engineer, Rhode Island Quality Institute
  • Harrison Tran, ScB (2016-2017), accepted Medical School, UCSF and Harvard
  • Danielle Giovenco, ScM (2015-2016), PhD Candidate, Epidemiology Gillings School of Global Public Health, University North Carolina
  • Elie Aoun, MD (2013-2016), Assistant Professor, NYU New York