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MERC Faculty

The work of faculty who are participating in medical education research is essential to the academic mission of medical schools. The MERC faculty are all experienced medical education researchers, representing a broad range of interests and expertise as well as institutions. They participated in founding the MERC program and developing the workshops and program materials.

Current MERC Faculty

Jean M. Bailey, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor/ Assistant Dean of Faculty Development
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

S. Beth Bierer, Ph.D., MEd
Director of Assessment and Evaluation
Associate Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of CWRU

Sheila Chauvin, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Medical Education Development and Research
Louisiana State University School of Medicine - New Orleans

David Cook, M.D., MHPE
Professor of Medicine and Medical Education
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Sonia Crandall, Ph.D., M.S.
Department of Physician Assistant Studies
Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Ann Frye, Ph.D., M.Ed.
Assistant Dean for Educational Development
University of Texas Medical Branch (Retired)

Cha Chi Fung, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Vice Chair of Medical Education
Assistant Dean of Educational Affairs
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

Larry Gruppen, Ph.D.
Professor of Medical Education
Department of Learning and Health Sciences
University of Michigan Medical School

Gretchen Guiton, Ph.D.
Director of Evaluation
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Janet Hafler, Ed.D.
Associate Dean for Educational Scholarship
Yale School of Medicine

Carol Hodgson, Ph.D., M.S.
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
J. Alan Gilbert Chair in Medical Education Research
Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta

Kathryn Huggett, Ph.D.
Director of the Teaching Academy
Assistant Dean; Professor
University of Vermont College of Medicine

Kathy Kreutzer, M.Ed.
Assistant Dean for Faculty Development (Retired)
Office of Faculty Affairs
Virginia Commonwealth School of Medicine

Stephen Loftus, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Brian Mavis, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Medical Education Research and Development
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Elza Mylona, Ph.D., M.S.
Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development
Eastern Virginia Medical School

Karen Richardson-Nassif, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Department of Family Medicine
University of Vermont College of Medicine

Bridget O'Brien, Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine

Patricia O'Sullivan, Ed.D.
Director, Research and Development in Medical Education
University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine

Linda Perkowski, Ph.D., M.S.
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty/Administration
College of Medicine Central Michigan University

Janet Riddle, M.D.
Director of Faculty Development
University of Illinois Chicago College of Medicine

Judy Shea, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Medical Education Research
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Arianne Teherani, Ph.D.
Director, Program Evaluation
University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine

Britta Thompson, Ph.D.
Co-Director, Office for Scholarship in Learning and Education Research
Penn State College of Medicine

Paul Wimmers, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Research
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Majka Woods, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Educational Development
Director, Office of Educational Development
University of Texas Medical Branch

Cayla Teal, Ph.D., M.A.
Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs
Texas A&M Health Science Center

Peggy Weissinger, Ed.D.
Director, GUMC Teaching Academy in the Health Professions
Associate Director, Center for Innovation and Teaching in Education (CENTILE)
Georgetown University Medical Center &
Associate Dean for Educational Scholarship
Georgetown University School of Medicine

FAQ for Hosting MERC Workshops

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Register for MERC Certificate

Those interested in receiving a MERC Certificate must complete six (6) workshops at the regular rate and pay an additional fee of $100 for the certificate. Registration for the MERC Certificate should not take place until you have completed and provided proof of completion of six (6) workshops.

MERC Graduates

MERC has over 1,000 graduates to date.

Medical Education Scholarship Research and Evaluation (MESRE) Section

Formerly the Section on Research in Medical Education (RIME)

Group on Educational Affairs (GEA)

The GEA promotes excellence in the education of physicians throughout their professional lives and contributes to improving the health of the public. The GEA is open to individuals with professional responsibility in medical student, resident, and continuing medical education, designated by deans, hospital directors, or academic societies.