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Seven Hills Research Center

Opportunities for Innovation, Results for Dissemination

Seven Hills Research Center mission statement and core valuesSeven Hills Foundation and Affiliates has a remarkable history of researching and forming best practices for the various populations we support. As a leader in the health and human services sector, our clinical and programs acumen is second to none. Our staff members are experts in their fields, in constant pursuit of professional development and creative strategies to optimally help those they serve.

In March 2015, Seven Hills formalized its longstanding success in producing academic and scientific-quality methods with the inception of the Seven Hills Research Center. Through the urging of our staff, we now have a formal research and publishing function concerning the work that promotes the results of our clinical and program outcomes throughout our various affiliates. The purpose of the Office is to:

  • Draw together clinical AND staff around clinical and program aspects for the purpose of scholarly research
  • Publish formal research as a means of advancing innovation a given topic
  • Further the brand of Seven Hills Foundation through publication of research
  • Promote research discipline/scholarship design into our varied 13 affiliates

The Seven Hills Research Center is led by Dr. Kathee Jordan, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, and Dr. Joseph Ricciardi, Assistant Vice President and Clinical Director of Seven Hills NeuroCare. Dr. James Luiselli is consulting to Seven Hills, bringing our 40+ years of expertise in research methods and publication. This report highlights the impressive research that has been published since the Center’s inception the current projects underway across our affiliates, as well as the presentations made by our esteemed staff members at regional and national conferences. Most noteworthy, is the representation of over 30 staff members at Seven Hills in this research process.
 
The Seven Hills Research Center is another means of advancing the work we deliver to over 60,000 children and adults every year, consistent with the Core Values of Innovation and Teamwork, throughout Seven Hills Foundation and affiliates—and around the globe.


The Researchers

Co-Chairs:
Kathleen M. Jordan, DHA, FACHE
Joseph Ricciardi, PsyD, ABPP, BCBA-D, CBIST

Seven Hills Foundation
James K. Luiselli, EdD, ABPP, BCBA-D, SHRC Consultant

Seven Hills Aspire
Erin Moran

Seven Hills Community Services
Jillian Crawley, MS, BCBA, LABA 
Natalie Driscoll, MEd, BCBA, LABA
David Fofanah, RBT
Sharon Goldberg, MHA, CBIS
Allison Rothschild, PsyD, MSW, LICSW, BCBA, LABA
Maryanne Thiga, MS 
Joshua Wangangu, RBT

Seven Hills Family Services
Jennifer Sargent, MA, BCBA, LABA

Seven Hills NeuroCare
Sonya Bouchard, CBIS  
Trudy Dould, MA, CRC, CBIS
Jonathan A. Worcester, PhD, NCSP, BCBA-D, LABA

Seven Hills Rhode Island
Laurie Farrell, MA 
Tanya Gorriaran-Goodwin, MSPT
Meryl Lawrence, BS
Julie Pallante, MEd 
Tamara Sylvestre, MSPT

Children’s Friend
Kim Hager, MSW, LICSW
Maria Martinez Calderon, MA, LMHC
Johanna Sagarin, PhD
Nevila Weagle, MA, LMHC

Stetson School
Joseph Allred, JD, MS
Kathleen Buckley, MEd, LMHC
Peter Gow
Sally Gulmi, MEd
Rebecca King, MS, OTR/L


Seven Hills Foundation Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The organization's Institutional Review Board (IRB) is charged by the Seven Hills Foundation’s President with the responsibility of reviewing research proposals for the purpose of protecting the rights of individuals who are subjects of any research, conducted by staff of the Seven Hills Foundation. Federal Regulations place responsibility on the organization and the Principal Investigator to insure that high ethical standards are maintained for all research involving human subjects.

Click to access the Seven Hills Foundation IRB Preliminary Study Assessment Form

Click to access the Seven Hills Foundation IRB Manual

Click to access the Seven Hills Foundation IRB Application

Click to access the IRB HIPPA Permission Form

For more information, please contact:
Kathleen M. Jordan, DHA
Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer
508.983.1303 or email kjordan@sevenhills.org

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