My research focus has been on the transition from PA student to PA professional through my DHSC Applied Research Project, determining how systems thinking and systems-based practice are incorporated and assessed in health professional education at GW, and the impact advance practitioners have on resident learning the clinical learning environment. In the future, I hope to embark upon research in the formation of professional identity for those in the academic medicine.
In teaching, I am the course director for three courses (Clinical Skills 1 in the fall semester and Introduction to Professional Practice in the spring semester. I also serve as the section director for the Introduction to Laboratory Medicine in the Foundations course (summer semester). I am a guest lecture in all other PA courses except for EBP. Student evaluations of my teaching are excellent.
For service, I continue to service on multiple departmental and school committees/task force. I am involved in faculty development through my work at the SMHS Center of Faculty Excellence. I work clinically for one of our clinical training sites where I also train PA students from our program. I serve the PA profession by serving as an adviser to the PA Advisory Committee to the DC Board of Medicine (because I was the chair of this committee from 2010-2016) and I am serving as a New Clinical Coordinator 101 workshop facilitator for the Physician Assistant Educator Association.