Aurora Matzkin, MA is currently a PhD student at the Center for Evaluative Clinical Sciences at Dartmouth. She holds a Masters degree in Education from New York University and a Bachelors degree in Drama and Film from Dartmouth College. Her area of interest is in co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders. Ms. Matzkin's advisors are Drs. Mark P. McGovern and Robert Drake at the New Hampshire-Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center and Dr. Madeline Dalton at the Hood Center for Children and Families. She currently works with Dr. McGovern on a randomized clinical trial of integrated treatment for post-traumatic stress disorders in addiction treatment and with Dr. Dalton on a longitudinal study of adolescent tobacco and alcohol use. For her dissertation Ms. Matzkin plans to use mixed methods to explore associations between social phobia and substance use disorders and to describe the characteristics and experience of people experiencing both social phobia and alcohol or other drug use disorders.
Stephane Gayraod has served as a research assistant to Punam Keller (Tuck Professor of Management and DCARE Planning Council member). He compiled an extensive annotated bibliography on the subject of college students and alcohol use. Stephane also completed Anthropology 20, a class on ethnographic methods using as case study alcohol and other drug use within the context of college social life.
Kate Coburn is currently the Director of the Community Health Section of the Center for Continuing Education, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, a program helping regional health professionals to improve patient care and individuals to make informed health decisions. In this position she directs health education efforts for the general community, occupational groups, and for Dartmouth Medical students. As a community health educator and instructor in Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School she works with state and local initiatives to improve individual health through collaboration and effective behavior change programming. Kate has also authored three health and wellness books published by the American Diabetes Association and Bantam books.
Kate's tobacco prevention and treatment work has sought to address the training needs of medical students and to provide science-based prevention and tobacco addiction treatment to rural communities. She is nominated as a C. Everett Koop Scholar in Addiction Medicine Studies as a student in the Center for the Clinical and Evaluative Sciences.
Last Updated: 11/13/08