Kambria Evans, MEd, MA, LMFT is the former Director of Education and Quality Improvement at Stanford School of Medicine. With her expertise in psychology and education, she lead innovative curriculum design and education research in preclerkship and clerkship education, graduate medical education, and faculty development. For nearly 15 years, she studied how people effectively learn and change through partnership with Stanford Graduate Medical Education, Stanford Geriatric Education Center, Stanford Faculty Development Center, Stanford Medicine Continuing Medical Education, Stanford Hospitalist Group, Stanford Internal Medicine Clinic, Stanford Scholarly Concentration Program, Stanford Hospice and Palliative Care Fellowship Program, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Stanford Department of Pediatrics, Stanford Department of Surgery, and Stanford Department of Emergency Medicine.
She received a B.S. and M.Ed. in Human and Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University, where she received the award for Outstanding Community Development and Social Policy. She received a M.A. in Psychology from California Institute of Integral studies, and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She currently owns a private practice in Campbell, CA and specializes in EMDR for individuals wanting to overcome limiting beliefs. www.kambriaevans.com
At Stanford School of Medicine from 2004-2018, Mrs. Evans is an expert in psychology, education, and organizational improvement. She co-directed two electives for Stanford medical students, residents, and fellows. She mentored them through quality improvement projects at Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, and VA Palo Alto Health Care System to improve patient outcomes.
As an invited speaker at national conferences, she has made over 40 presentations sharing her work in education and human development. With 15 peer-reviewed research publications, she highlights her work internationally in journals such as Academic Medicine, Academic Psychiatry, Journal of General Internal Medicine, Journal of Hospital Medicine, and American Journal of Medicine. She is a reviewer for articles submitted to Academic Medicine, Journal of Hospital Medicine, and British Medical Journal.
She completed certification and professional development through the University of Texas System, Clinical Safety & Effectiveness Course. She received a grant from the Stanford Center for Continuing Medical Education for online gaming development in quality and safety, which will be disseminated to Stanford Hospital staff and a requirement for residents in all 90 residency programs through the Stanford Graduate Medical Education Department. She received two consecutive grants from the Stanford Vice Provost for Online Learning to collaborate on flipped classroom design for Stanford medical students. She also received the Division of General Research Award for Clinician-Educators to collaborate on best practices during transition to Stanford clerkships.
Mrs. Evans resides in San Jose, California with her husband, twin girls, dog and cat.