Research Assistant II
Passionate to inspire action through research, Allison has dedicated her personal and professional career to health research surrounding preventive health models, well-being for the whole family, and advancing health equity and environmental justice. She is co-lead in the Data Analytics Core and supports the Research Training and Leadership Development Core. Allison also manages HDI’s student leadership program and collaborates with community partners. Prior to her current role, Allison led program evaluations, institutional research, and continuous quality improvement efforts across statewide, university, and organizations.
In addition to her role at UConn HDI, Allison is Parliamentarian of the National Association for Health Services Executives- CT Chapter and serves in multiple nonprofit organizations. Allison earned a Master’s Degree in Health Psychology from Central Connecticut State University as well as a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Marketing. Her area of interest is in stress, trauma and health care utilization through a biopsychosocial model lens.
Hughes, M., Joslyn, A., Wojton, M., O’Reilly, M., Dworkin, P.H. (2016). Connecting Vulnerable Children and Families to Community-Based Programs Strengthens Parents’ Perceptions of Protective Factors. Infants and Young Children, 29, 116-129.