Predoctoral Trainees

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Jesse Boggis, MPH

I am a PhD student and NIH T-32 predoctoral trainee at the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health (CTBH). I have a Master’s in Public Health degree from Boston University and most recently managed a NIH-funded multi-site randomized clinical trial aimed to enhance access to naloxone, syringes, and buprenorphine. At CTBH, I am mentored by Dr. Lisa Marsch and contribute towards The Northeast Node of the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network. My research will examine overdose risk and access to medications for opioid use disorder for people who use opioids. I am interested in utilizing community-based participatory approaches to mixed methods research design. Outside of the office, you can find me at a local syringe service program, in the woods with my dog, or traveling abroad.

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Salar Khaleghzadegan, MPP (Affiliated Trainee)

Salar Khaleghzadegan is a PhD student at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. He completed his Master of Public Policy degree with a concentration in health policy at the University of Maryland Baltimore County School of Public Policy. Prior to starting at Dartmouth, he was a Research Data Analyst at the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. At Hopkins, he worked on numerous projects that primarily investigated the role of leadership, teamwork, and communication in the coordination of safe and high-quality care. One of his primary interests is exploring the intersection of health services research and computational precision health, where novel data sources (e.g. unobtrusive data, sensor-based data) and analysis approaches (e.g. quantitative text analysis approaches like natural language processing) are used to better inform learning health systems of the current status of health care delivery and to find innovative solutions for improving patient care and outcomes. One specific line of research he is especially interested in is studying the quality of conversations between patients and providers through the use of quantitative text analysis measures such as linguistic style matching. Ultimately, he is interested in exploring whether this method can provide a scalable approach for assessing communication quality during clinical interactions. In his free time, he likes to cook and enjoys gardening.

Enzo Plaitano, BA, NRP

Enzo is a PhD student at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and a Predoctoral Fellow at the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health. He is interested in using smartphone applications and other digital health tools to help people manage their acute and chronic health conditions. His current research includes a randomized trial of a digital health intervention for young adults with type 1 diabetes with his advisor, Dr. Catherine Stanger. His emerging work includes developing a digital health application to provide resources for healthy stress management for emergency medical services providers. Enzo has a Bachelor’s Degree in Neuroscience from Boston University and a Professional Degree in Paramedicine from the University of Pittsburgh Center for Emergency Medicine. His free time is often spent traveling to new places or outside skiing, hiking, and biking around the northeast! He also continues to work clinically as a licensed paramedic in a nearby town which largely inspires his research interests.