Current Faculty Research Mentors


Paul Barr, PhD
T32 Mentor

Paul Barr, PhD is Associate Professor of The Dartmouth Institute (TDI). His research involves developing and evaluating measurement tools and interventions to strengthen shared decision making and improve the communication of medical information between medical personnel and patients and their families. His recent work includes the development of a decision support tool for individuals with depression in collaboration with Mental Health American, with the goal of increasing mental health literacy and improving access to online evidence-based treatments.

Martha Bruce, PhD, MPH
Program Co-Director

Martha Bruce, PhD, MPH is Prof. of Psychiatry, CFM, and TDI and Vice Chair of Research in Psychiatry. She has served as PI of three NIH-funded (R25) research mentoring programs, has served as primary mentor to 13 NIH K awardees, and has directed/co-directed 4 NIH T32 training programs. She served on the steering committee of this T32, led weekly seminars, met with most Fellows to provide secondary research mentoring and was primary mentor for 2 Fellows. Her NIH-funded research focuses on integrating mental health into primary care for older adults and on implementation strategies to deliver evidence-based interventions in community settings.

Stacie Deiner, MD
T32 mentor

Stacie Deiner, MD is Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Research in Anesthesiology.  Her research involves improving transitions between primary care and surgery through enhanced systematic assessment and communication between surgeons, anesthesiologists, primary care providers, patients, and community workers to enhance cognitive and functional recovery among geriatric patients.

Sarah Lord, PhD
T32 mentor

Sarah Lord, PhD is Associate Professor of Psychiatry. As a clinical-developmental psychologist, her research focuses on development, evaluation and implementation of evidence-based approaches to treatment of substance use and mental health conditions, with a particular focus on leveraging digital tools as platforms for implementation in diverse systems of care. Current projects include a comparative effectiveness of treatments for opioid use disorder among pregnant women (PCORI), yoga-mindfulness for pregnant women with opioid use disorder (NCCIH), and digital decisional support and care management within supported employment services for individuals with serious mental illness (NIDILRR).  

Lisa Marsch, PhD
T32 mentor

Lisa Marsch, PhD, is the Andrew G. Wallace Professor within the Department of Psychiatry, Professor of Data Sciences and Psychiatry and Director of the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health and the Northeast Node of the Clinical Trials Network, both funded by National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Dr. Marsch has been Principal Investigator on 35 research grants, largely from the National Institutes of Health.  She has led the development, evaluation and implementation of technology-based therapeutic tools for addiction treatment, HIV prevention, mental health, chronic pain management, substance abuse prevention, smoking cessation, and binge eating disorder.  Her work in technology and addiction treatment has been particularly pioneering, as she is widely recognized as having led the development of one of the most widely tested and evidence-based mobile interventions for addiction treatment. She has mentored >28 early-career investigators.

James Stahl MD, MPH
Program Co-Director

Dr. Stahl is Associate Prof. and past Section Chief for General Internal Medicine. He is a long-practicing clinician, decision scientist, operations researcher, and technologist. He is an active teacher and has mentored over 20 early investigators. His research has focused on clinical system innovation, access to care, and implementing change using system engineering tools, new technologies, and interdisciplinary collaboration. He is an expert in systems analysis and engineering, telemedicine, cost-effectiveness analysis, and outcomes research.

Susanne Tanski, MD, MPH
T32 mentor

Susanne Tanski, MD, MPH, is Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Section Chief of General Academic Pediatrics. She is a practicing clinician whose research focuses on tobacco control among children and improving the effectiveness of pediatricians in their tobacco control efforts with parents. She serves as PI for an American Academy of Pediatrics-funded study on eliminating secondhand tobacco smoke exposure of children and Co-I on other NIDA, NCI and NIAAA-funded studies.