NSF ADVANCE Grant

Project Personnel

Joanne Calista, M.S., LICSW, the executive director of Central Massachusetts Area Health Education Center (AHEC) conducted the interviews. She has over 20 years of experience in gathering data for semi-structured interviews and in obtaining qualitative data. AHEC is unaffiliated with either UMass campus which will ensure added objectivity to data collection and consistency in the conduct of interviews.