I am a Ph.D. medical educator and researcher with more than 10 years of experience working in academic medicine. My post-graduate training includes a Master’s in Applied Sociology (University of Central Florida, 2005), a PhD in Sociology (Southern Illinois University, 2009), and a Master’s of Medical Sciences in Medical Education (Harvard Medical School, 2017). I am also an alumna of the Harvard Macy Institute, having completed the Program for Educators in Health Professions, Systems Approach to Assessment in Health Professions Education, and Health Care Educators 2.0. I have worked at the intersection of education and research in academic medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Brigham and Women's Hospital. I currently spend the majority of my time at the Brigham Education Institute where I serve as the Assistant Director for Education and Science Initiatives. I also spend a portion of my time at the Massachusetts General Hospital where I support the Departments of Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology as their Education Research Associate, working to build the capacity of faculty members to be innovative leaders and scholars both in their roles as clinician educators and researchers. I also hold an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Part-Time) facutly appointment at Harvard Medical School.
My academic focus is on faculty development, curriculum development, educational program evaluation, and the use of social media in medical education. I have a strong professional network and have collaborated with faculty from Brigham and Women's Hospital, Brown School of Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Dartmouth School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Johns Hopkins University, Mayo Clinic, McMaster University, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Pennsylvania State University and on research and scholarly activities. My scholarly work, which includes publications as sole author, first author, and senior author, has been published in multiple journals including Academic Medicine, Academic Pediatrics, Academic Psychiatry, the Clinical Teacher, the Journal of the American College of Radiology, the Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, the Journal of Graduate Medical Education, the Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice, the Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development, Medical Science Educator, Perspectives on Medical Education, and Teaching and Learning in Medicine. My academic work was recently profiled by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons ICEBlog.
I am also affiliated faculty at the Northeastern University in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences. Additionally, I teach in the Master's of Medical Sciences in Medical Education program at Harvard Medical School, serving as Director of the Assessment and Program Evaluation Module in the Longitudinal Seminar.
Finally, I serve as the social media strategist for the Harvard Macy Institute, “committed to creating a global community of medical educators and leaders dedicated to transforming health care delivery and education.” I help expand the use of social media in the health professions education community by curating high-quality content for Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook, and serve as editor-in-chief of the Harvard Macy Community Blog. My unique understanding of social media in academic medicine means that I am able to translate knowledge effectively within and outside the medical education online community. My 17 professional blog posts in venues including the Harvard Macy Community Blog have had a combined 30,000+ webhits worldwide.