Yoon Soo Park is Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and the inaugural Director of Health Professions Education Research at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
Park’s experiences include both academic and industry settings, with research interests and experiences across multiple disciplines in psychometrics, biostatistics, educational psychology, and medicine. Park’s research agendas have focused on assessment methods in health professions education, advancing the preparation of learners in clinical reasoning and measurement of competencies through validity studies. He has also contributed to psychometric methods, focusing on statistical modeling of educational and psychological processes using latent class models and item response theory models. His psychometric research has contributed to methods that reduce statistical error for complex data structures. He has also actively engaged in interdisciplinary research in the social sciences, collaborating with diverse researchers and practitioners across disciplines.
Park is Chair of the Research in Medical Education (RIME) committee of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). He is also Vice President and Member of Council for the American Educational Research Association (AERA), serving Division I: Education in the Professions.