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Jane A. Ungemack, Dr.P.H.

Assistant Professor, Community Medicine and Health Care
Academic Office Location:
Community Medicine and Health Care
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-6325
Phone: 860-679-5403
Fax: 860-679-5464
Email: ungemack@nso2.uchc.edu

After earning her doctorate in public health and completing a postdoctoral fellowship in mental health research at Rutgers University, Dr. Jane Ungemack began working in 1994 as a Visiting Assistant Professor and then Assistant professor in Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. In 1997, she transfered her appointment to the Department of Community Medicine and Health Care.

The majority of Dr. Ungemack's research has been conducted in collaboration with and in support of the Connecticut Departments of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) and Children and Families (DCF). She has conducted numerous statewide substance abuse treatment and prevention needs assessment studies used to support state program and policy development, including adult household surveys, student surveys, studies of at-risk youth, social indicators analyses and community resource assessments. In addition to her research projects, Dr. Ungemack teaches courses in the Graduate Program in Public Health.

Education
DegreeInstitutionMajor
B.A.Chatham CollegePolitical Science/Anthropology
Dr.P.H.Columbia University School of Public HealthSociomedical Sciences

Post-Graduate Training
TrainingInstitutionSpecialty
FellowshipRutgers University, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research Postdoctoral Program in Mental Health Services Research

Awards
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
State of Connectitcut Public Service AwardState of Connecticut
Health Services Research Travel AwardNational Institute of Drug Abuse
Marisa de Castro Benton AwardColumbia University
Dr. Ungemack co-teaches the core course Public Health Research Methods with Dr. Schensul, advises Masters of Public Health Students and supervises independent research projects in the Graduate Program in Public Health. She has also taught Psychiatric Epidemiology with Dr. Babor.
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
Connecticut Campus COMPACT, Engaged Scholarship Advisory CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeMemberExternalUniversity20122012
Hispanic Health CouncilProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMember, Board of DirectorsExternalNational2011
Public Issues Council; University of Connecticut Health CenterProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberUConn HealthUniversity2011
Public Engagement Forum, University of ConnecticutEducation CommitteeChairUConn-StorrsUniversity2011
Strategic Prevention Framework – State Incentive Grant Monograph Workgroup Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalState2010
Delta Omega Honorary Society; University of Connecticut Beta Omega ChapterEducation CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity2010
Scientific Advisory Committee for Community Research, Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational ScienceAdvisory CommitteeCo-ChairUConn HealthUniversity2010
Public Engagement Forum, University of ConnecticutProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberUConn-StorrsUniversity2010
Public Health Education Advisory Committee, University of Connecticut Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberUConn HealthUniversity2009
Strategic Prevention Framework Monogragh WorkgroupProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2009
Connecticut Undergraduate Public Health Initiative Curriculum CommitteeEducation CommitteeMemberExternalState20092009
Governor’s Task Force on Prescription Drugs Advisory CommitteeMemberExternalState2008
Connecticut Child Welfare/Juvenile Justice/Young Adults Data Linkage WorkgroupProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalState20082009
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment African American Workgroup - Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalState20072008
Curriculum Committee for the Program in Public Health at the University of Connecticut Education CommitteeChairUConn HealthUniversity2007
Executive Committee for the Program in Public Health at the University of Connecticut Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberUConn HealthUniversity2007
Executive Committee, Ethel Donaghue Center for Translating Research into Practice and Policy; University of Connecticut Health Center Professional/Scientific OrganizationCommittee MemberUConn HealthUniversity2007
New Haven Commission on Substance Abuse Policy and PreventionOtherMemberExternalLocal20072009
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment Strengthening Communities for Youth - Publications Committee Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalState20062008
Ethel Donaghue Center for Translating Research into Practice and Policy, University of Connecticut Health Center Advisory CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity20062010
Strategic Prevention Framework – State Incentive Grant Outcomes Workgroup Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalState20062007
African American Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Workgroup, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment Workshop/ConferenceMemberExternalState20062008
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment Strenghtening Communities for Youth; OtherMemberExternalNational20062008
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment TOPPS II Publications Advisory Committee Professional/Scientific OrganizationAdvisory BoardExternalState20052006
Department of Children and Families Opiates Workgroup Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalState20042006
Health Policy and Primary Care Research Center, University of Connecticut Health CenterOtherMemberUConn HealthUniversity20042005
Advisory Committee for the Program in Public Health at the University of Connecticut Advisory CommitteeAdvisory BoardUConn HealthUniversity2002
Admissions Committee for the Program in Public Health at the University of Connecticut Professional/Scientific OrganizationCommittee MemberUConn HealthUniversity2002
State Advisory Council on Children and Families Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalState20012005
Health Policy and Primary Care Research Center, University of Connecticut Health Center Education CommitteeFellowUConn HealthUniversity20012005
Connecticut Youth and Families Interagency Workgroup Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalState20002003
Connecticut Alcohol and Drug Policy Council Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalState1999
Connecticut Interagency Data Collection Steering Committee Professional/Scientific OrganizationSteering CommitteeExternalState1999
Technical Review Panel, State Substance Abuse Prevention Needs Assessment, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational1998
Connecticut Coalition to Stop Underage Drinking Professional/Scientific OrganizationSteering CommitteeExternalState19982001
Community Resource Assessment Workgroup, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention Professional/Scientific OrganizationChairExternalNational19972000
American Public Health Association Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational1990
Dr. Ungemack is a health services researcher with a specialty focus in substance abuse treatment and prevention. She consults for the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) regarding substance abuse needs assessment and outcomes monitoring issues and the Department of Children and Families on adolescent substance abuse treatment. She is involved in research in assessing the effectiveness of treatment for adult and adolescent substance abusers, as well as the transfer of adolescent evidence-based treatment models to community practice.

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Substance Abuse: Alcohol Use Disorders
    Babor, T.F., Kranzler, K.R., Haernandez-Avlia, C.A. and Ungemack, J.A. Psychiatry 2003 Jan;
Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Implementation of Intensive In-Home Family-Based Re-Entry Services with Youth Offenders and Their Families in ConnecticutOtherAdolescent Treatment Effectiveness2012Washington, D.C.
Connecticut's Recovery Specialist Voluntary ProgramOtherChildren and Family Future Meeting2011Washington, D.C.
Increased Frequency of Proximal Colon Cancer Among Non-Hipsanic Blacks, Females and Patients Age 60 or OlderOtherAmerican College of Gastroentrology2011Washingotn, D.C.
The Impact of Family-Centered and Multi-Systemic Intervention on Parental Monitoring and Peer Risk of Substance-Abusing AdolescentsOtherAdolescent Treatment Effectiveness2008Washington, D.C.
Underage Drinking in Connecticut: A Data SnapshotOtherPreventing Underage Drinking in Connecticut Conference2008Cromwell, Connecticut
Ecological Influences on Patterns of Adolescent Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug UseOther2nd International Conference on Community Psychology2008Lisbon, Portugal
Estimating the Service Costs of Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment in the Hartford Youth ProjectOtherAdolescent Treatment Effectiveness2007Washington, D.C.
The Hartford Youth Project- A Journey Toward SustainabilityOtherAdolescent Treatment Effectiveness2007Washington, D.C.
In-Home Treatment for Substance Abusing Youth and Their Families: A Comparison of Two ModelsOtherAdolescent Treatment Effectiveness2007Washington, D.C.
The Hartford Youth Project: A System of Care for Adolescent Substance Abuse TreatmentOtherAdolescent Treatment Effectiveness2006Baltimore, Maryland
The Hartford Youth Project: Bringing Adolescents into Substance Abuse Treatment Through Community Outreach and EngagementOtherAdolescent Treatment Effectiveness2006Baltimore, Maryland
Getting Youth into Treatment: Experiences from the Hartford Youth Project OtherPre-Conference Seminar; Leading Change: Rethinking Juvenile Justice2006Storrs, Connecticut
A Systems Approach to Improving Substance Abuse Treatment Access for Latino Youth: The Hartford Youth ProjectOtherAmeican Public Health Association Meeting2006
Adolescent Drug Use and Treatment Need: An Epidemiologic Perspective on Race DifferencesOtherAdolescent Treatment Effectiveness2005Washington, D.C.
African American Adolescents in Substance Abuse TreatmentOtherAdolescent Treatment Effectiveness2005Washington, D.C.
Connecticut's State Incentive Grant Experience: Leaving a Legacy of Systems Change and RevitalizationOtherNational Prevention Network Conference2005New York, New York
Substance Abuse Treatment Need and Demand in Connecticut: Adult Household Survey, 2003-2004OtherState Treatment Needs Assessment Program Conference2005Gaithersburg, Maryland
Community Resource Assessment: Value Added for Prevention PlanningOtherCenter for Substance Abuse Prevention Needs Assessment Meeting2002Baltimore, Maryland
Anybody Got a Match? An Exploration of Matching Adolescent Marijuana Users to Appropriate TreatmentsOtherPersistent Effects of Treatment Study for Adolescents Cross-Site Meeting2002Bethesda, Maryland
Empirically Derived Subtypes of Adolescents With Cannibis Use DisordersOtherAmerican Public Health Association2002Philadelphia, Pennslyvania
Secondary Effects of Marijuana Treatment on Alcohol and Tobacco Use for Substance Abusing AdolescentsOtherAmerican Public Health Association2002Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Family Connection Project for Children of Substance Abusing Parents: Process and Outcome FindingsOtherAmerican Public Health Association2002Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Connecticut Student Survey Findings: Alcohol and Other Substance UseOtherConnecticut Association of Boards of Education2001Waterbury, Connecticut
Community Resource Assessment: Current Challenges and IssuesOtherCenter for Substance Abuse Prevention Needs Assessment Conference2001
Use of Geomapping Information Systems in Connecticut's Substance Treatment Needs AssessmentOtherState Treatment Need Assessment Program2001Connecticut
Connecticut Family Connection Project: Changes From Baseline to ExitOtherChildren of Substance Abusing Parents Meeting2001Newport Beach, California
Patterns of Recent Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Use Among Caucasian, Black, and Hispanic Students Attending Homogeneous and Heterogeneous School DistrictsOtherPublic health Association2001Atlanta, Georgia
Community Resource Survey: A Tool for Prevention PlanningOtherDivision 27 of the American Psychological Association1999New Haven, Connecticut
Underage Cigarette Purchase Among 12-17 Year Old Smokers in 1995 and 1997OtherAmerican Public Health Association1999Chicago, Illinois
Core Constructs for Community Resource AssessmentOtherState Prevention Systems Conference1998Rockville, Maryland
Basics of Community Resource AssessmentOtherState Prevention Systems Conference1998Rockville, Maryland
Community Resource Assessment for Substance Abuse Prevention: Connecticut's ApproachOtherAmerican Public Health Association1998Washington D.C.
Marijuana Abusers in a Statewide Treatment Delivery System: Client Characteristics and Recidivism Experience in ConnecticutOtherAmerican Public Health Association1998Washington, D.C.
Matching Need for Substance Abuse Prevention to Available Resources: An Integrated Community ModelOtherResearch Society on Alcoholism1997San Francisco, California
Continuity of Care Following Alcohol DetoxificationOtherResearch Society on Alcoholism1997San Francisco, California
A Prospective Cohort Study Treatment Utilization and Recidivism Among Substance Abuse ClientsOtherResearch Society on Alcoholism1996Washington D.C.
Substance Abuse Treatment Needs of Youth At-Risk in ConnecticutOtherNational Technical Center for Susbtance Abuse Needs Assessment 1996Washington, D.C.
Substance Abuse Treatment Needs of Delinquent YouthOtherAmerican Public Health Association1996
Connecticut's Substance Abuse treatment Sysytem Database: Informing the State Treatment Needs AssessmentOtherNational Technical Center for Substance Abuse Treatment Needs Assessment1995Washington, D.C.
Co-Occuring Substance Use and Depressive Symptomatology Among Hispanics in the United States: Findings from the HHANESOtherAmerican Public Health Association1993
Health Practices and Health ConsequencesOtherHalem Center for Health Promotion/Disease Prevention, Columbia University1992New York, New York
Sucidial Ideation and Suicide Attempts Among Adult Hispanics in the Unites StatesOtherAmerican Pubic Health Association1992Washington, D.C.
Personal Health Practices, Social Networks, and Self-Perceived Health StatusOtherAmerican Public Health Asscoiation1982Montreal, Canada
Drug and Alcohol Use Among Psychiatric Patients; University SeminarOtherCenter for Socio-Cultural Research on Drug Use1981New York, New York
Adolescent Health and Health Related PracticesOtherAmerican Public Health Association1977New York, New York