As a community pediatrician, it quickly became apparent that my medical school training did not adequately prepare me to teach adult learners. My research areas include community-based education of learners (medical students and residents) and educator development of clinical teachers. I’m interested in helping healthcare educators efficiently and effectively improve their teaching skills. I also look for ways to support community pediatricians who teach learners outside of educational institutions.
I’ve been a researcher and educator for more than 20 years. I began working with Cincinnati Children’s in 1999. I have received several awards over the years, including:
- Outstanding Community Teaching Award, Cincinnati Pediatric Society (2007)
- Excellence in CME Award, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (2014)
- Outstanding Community Preceptor, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (2014)
- Faculty Educational Achievement Award, Cincinnati Children’s (2016)
In addition to my academic and research role at Cincinnati Children’s, I’m in private practice. I am a member of the Board of Directors of the Cincinnati Pediatric Society and the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). I’m also a member of the Executive Committee of the AAP Council on Community Pediatrics and serve as Education Chair.
My research has been published in respected journals, such as Academic Medicine, Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics, Vaccine, Pediatrics and the Journal of Pediatrics.