HIV-Project Director-Cathryn Mainville, MSEd


Cathryn Mainvillerollason-Reese headpic3Cathryn Mainville, MSEd is Project Director for Dr. Brady’s HIV Prevention Study with the Homeless and Mentally Ill at the Boston Medical Center. Primarily she works as the day to day coordinator on the NIMH funded grant evaluating the effectiveness of a brief motivational enhancement intervention for risk reduction with homeless severely mentally ill adults. Cathryn worked as Project Coordinator on the R34 pilot study which provided the basis for the current study. She supervises MHCBM students participating in a Field Study placement on the HIV prevention grant as well as coordinating Seminar Series. Cathryn joined the Boston Medical Community in 2006.


  • B.S. Eckerd College                        St. Petersburg, FL (2003)
  • M.S.Ed. University of Miami       Coral Gables, FL (2006)

Clinical Interest

Cathryn’s premasters clinical work included inpatient stabilization with children and adolescents, as well as group, family and outpatient therapy at  Miami Childrens Hospital and the Institute for Individual and Family Counseling at the University of Miami. Post Masters, Cathryn continues to do clinical work in the context of human subject research. She has worked on a variety of studies conducting diagnostic evaluations, smoking cessation counseling, health education groups, and alcohol and drug counseling with inpatient adolescents. Her current interest is in HIV Prevention with a future goal of expanding into international HIV prevention.

Academic, Community Involvement, Select Presentations

In the summer of 2006, Cathryn joined Dr. Brady’s efforts in studying the efficacy of a brief motivational enhancement intervention designed to reduce risk behavior for HIV infection in a mentally ill population. For the last five years Cathryn has assisted in presentations, publications and posters sessions on the pilot and current study findings. Most recently, Cathryn presented a poster at the CDC’s National HIV Prevention Conference in August 2011 on the Routes of Transmission for STI’s and HIV in the Homeless and Mentally ill. Cathryn also participates in volunteer work including her father-in law’s “Wheeling for Heeling” road race every summer to help raise money for the Baystate Health Care cancer research and “AIDS Awareness” events at BMC and the Boston area.


Cathryn is the coordinator for the Seminar Series which is attended by both first and second year students. Seminar Series provides students with a variety of lectures on different topics by guest speakers. Some examples of seminars include: “Media and Mental Health” by Dr. Ramani Durvasula, “Self-injurious Behavior in Adolescents,” by Ken Barringer LMHC and “Preparing for Licensure” by Dr. Rachel Levy-Bell. Cathryn also provides in-lab supervision for a select number of students who participate in field study placement on the HIV Prevention grant.