Staff

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Gail D'Onofrio, MD, MS

Director

Professor of Emergency Medicine

Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine

Dr. D’Onofrio is internationally known for her work in screening ED patients for alcohol and other drug use, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) She has received 2 NIAAA RO1 grants for ED practitioner-performed brief interventions for harmful and hazardous drinking (Project ED Health I and II). She is also PI on a NIDA RO1 for screening, intervention, treatment and referral of patients with opioid dependence (Project ED Health III). In addition she is the PI on a UO1 from...

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Caitlin Johnson Malicki, MPH

Associate Director/Manager

Research Associate II, Yale School of Medicine, Emergency Medicine

Caitlin received her Masters in Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology from the Boston University School of Public Health and her Bachelor of Science in Health Policy and Management from Providence College. Caitlin has more than nine years of professional experience related to clinical research and public health interventions at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Yale School of Medicine. As a Communications Specialist and Research Manager at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, she...

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Gregory Johnson, MS

Health Promotion Advocate - York Street Campus

Greg Johnson is a founding member of Project ASSERT and has served as a Health Promotion Advocate since 1999. With extensive experience as a Health Promotion Advocate at Yale-New Haven Hospital and as a former Detox Technician and Counselor at the South Central Rehabilitation Center, Greg is proficient in the evaluation and supervision of unit patients, as well as maintaining and monitoring caseloads, conducting assessments and developing treatment plans for clients. Greg received his Masters...

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Shevonne Mack, DARC, MSW

Health Promotion Advocate - Chapel Street Campus

Shevonne joined Project ASSERT in 2015, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience in mental health, substance abuse and behavioral health insurance to her role as a Health Promotion Advocate.  Shevonne obtained her Bachelor and Master's Degrees in Social Work from Southern Connecticut State University, as well as an Associate Degree from Gateway Community College in Drug and Alcohol Recovery Counseling. As a Substance Abuse Counselor, she facilitated multiple groups, individual sessions,...

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Damaris Navarro

Health Promotion Advocate - York Street Campus

Damaris has more than three decades of experience as a patient advocate, helping countless patients with HIV/AIDS, mental health disorders and substance abuse issues in the New Haven area. Damaris has served as a Health Promotion Advocate since 2011 and has been part of the Yale New Haven Health system since 2009, during which time she served as a Prevention Counseling for the AIDS Care Program at the Yale-New Haven Hospital. Damaris received her Bachelor of Arts in Human Services from...

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