Centers & Institutes

  • Center for Interdisciplinary
    Health Studies and Practice

    The Center for Interdisciplinary Health Studies and Practice identifies Worcester State University expertise and resources to address health-related issues in Worcester and beyond. We focus on public health systems, workforce development, and community partnerships on- and off-campus. Our research and teaching responds to current local, national, and international health needs.

    We help enhance student learning and success in the health and health-related professions through interdisciplinary collaboration, initiatives, and community outreach related to health policy and wellness. We also connect students with internship, practica, clinical, and job placement opportunities.

  • WSU Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)

    Download the Greater Worcester Community Health Improvement Plan Annual Report for 2017:

    Download Report

    Student Internship Information

    If you are a WSU student in a health or health-related profession and interested in getting involved in our work or finding an internship in the Worcester area, then explore LancerLink (WSU Career Services' free online internship and job database):

    Additionally, be sure to review the internship position descriptions made available through the Academic Health Collaborative of Worcester.

    Committee Members & Contact Information

    Our committee is comprised of faculty representatives who serve as liaisons to each of WSU’s health-related departments:

    Kristina Curro
    508-929-8881
    Communication Sciences and Disorders

    Joanne Gallagher Worthley
    508-929-8783
    Occupational Therapy

    Roger Greenwell
    508-929-8601
    Biology

    Cheryl Hersperger
    508-929-8312
    Nursing

    Linda Larrivee
    508-929-8333
    Dean, School of Education, Health, and Natural Sciences

    Syamak Moattari
    508-929-8833
    Health Sciences

    Jennifer Quinn
    508-929-8243
    Director of Title IX and Alcohol & Drug Prevention Education

    Janna Trombley
    508-929-8682
    Nursing