Cynthia Frary McNamara MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)
domestic violence; medical education
Extensive Research Description
My academic interests include domestic violence and medical education. My work in domestic violence has involved individual counseling of victims and perpetrators, and included extensive involvement with community organizations serving these individuals. Most recently, at Chinle IHS Hospital I was the leader of a performance improvement study investigating the prevalence of domestic violence in the female outpatient population and the implementation of an intervention protocol for victims of domestic violence. My interest in medical education was developed and expanded through the Faculty Development Program at Johns Hopkins, where I formalized my experience in the dynamics of educating students and residents. I have taught medical trainees and colleagues in many capacities, including both outpatient and inpatient medicine on an individual basis and in small groups. I have given formal lectures to large groups of medical personnel and to community based lay personnel.