Dr. Lisa Schwartz is an education professional with more than 25 years of experience in the higher education and healthcare industries conducting program, curriculum, student, and faculty development, marketing, grant writing, and quantitative and qualitative research. She teaches courses in leadership, ethics, genetics, translational research, and research methods. In June 2019 she implemented the Pre-health Professions Advising Service (PPAS) for all students enrolled in BLS department programs who are considering applying to additional health professional programs (e.g., medicine, PA, pharmacy). From August 2018 to June 2020, she served as a Faculty Development Associate for Career Development for the SMHS Center for Faculty Excellence. She was the founding Director (2015-2018) and Director of Student Development (2018-2019) for the Post-baccalaureate Pre-medicine Certificate Program. She was the founding director of the Master's in Clinical and Translational Research Programs. She has also served as the Associate Director of the Research Education, Training and Career Development (RETCD) component of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children’s National (CTSI-CN), an NIH-funded, $20 million collaborative initiative between The George Washington University and Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC).
Dr. Schwartz's research interest focuses on pre-health advising and student professional development. She is leading a number of multidisciplinary projects in the area of interprofessional education and career development.
Previously, Dr. Schwartz was a Senior Education Specialist with the College of Professional Studies (CPS) at The George Washington University where she supported the marketing and recruitment of graduate programs within CPS and the Graduate School of Education and Human Development.
Prior to that, Dr. Schwartz was the director of the Master’s in Genetic Counseling (MGC) Program at the University of Maryland School of Medicine where she led the planning, organization, administration, evaluation, and delivery of the educational and clinical activities of the training program. She was also the co-principal investigator on two HRSA-funded grants, Interdisciplinary Healthcare Training and Delivery and Genetic Interdisciplinary Faculty Training Program (GIFT) of Duke University.
Dr. Schwartz is certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) .