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Paige Leigh McDonald Faculty Member

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Paige L. McDonald is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Research and Leadership at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Paige has been faculty at George Washington University since 2008 and has been teaching in higher education for over 20 years. Until July 2020, she served as the Director of Curriculum for a PhD in Translational Health Sciences, a program integrating multiple cross-disciplinary bodies of knowledge delivered in a blended, low-residency format. Since July 2020, she has served as Vice Chair of the department. She also serves as the Executive Director for the GW Health Research and Education Collaboratory. Her research focuses on innovations in learning design and delivery which develop the higher order thinking skills today’s graduates require to adapt and thrive in increasingly complex work environments, particularly in healthcare professions. Prior research has focused on blended learning and higher order thinking, reflective practice, and integrating technology for active and collaborative learning. She is an inaugural member of the GW SMHS Academy of Education Scholars and senior scholar within the GW Health Research and Education Collaboratory. She is also a founding board member of the International Society for Systems and Complexity Science in Health, where she served as society secretary for two years. In 2021 she was elected to the Board of Directors for the Online Learning Consortium. She has also been a Senior Scholar within the Center for Health Innovation and Policy Research and a Think Tank Lead for the Creating a Culture of Collaboration at the George Washington University (C3@GWU).

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