Current Role at Stanford

Director of Research and Evaluation. Oversee a team of researchers, analysts, evaluators and scholars. Together, we work to promote medical education and innovation through rigorous research and evaluation, and to improve knowledge and understanding of teaching and learning by engaging a local and national community of educator scholars.

We conduct qualitative and quantitative research; develop and manage technical systems to support evaluation, curriculum management, and assessment. We support strategy, implementation and outcomes assessment for major initiatives and innovations in education, and we publish and present at national conferences.

We've made important contributions to major initiatives and programs in the School of Medicine including:

-- Educators for Care (E4C) mentorship program
-- Criterion-Based Evaluation System (CBES) - an improved grading and assessment system for required clerkships
-- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation "Reimagining Medical Education" project - multi-institutional development of a flexible and exportable video modules and interactive in-class session for microbiology
-- iPad Initiative - introducing use of iPads into pre-clerkship and clerkship education
-- Ongoing study and monitoring of student wellness and the learning environment

Education & Certifications

  • MA, Stanford University School of Education, Evaluation and Policy Analysis (1999)
  • BA, University of California at Berkeley, English Literature (1995)


Professional Interests

Evaluation, medical education, social science research methods, qualitative and quantitative research, use of new technology in teaching (e.g. iPads), alternative/innovative methods of curriculum delivery and assessment (e.g. flipped classroom), wellness and the learning environment.