Research & Publications
I am interested in early professional identification; stories of the profession, patients, New Haven and ourselves; power relationships in health care; and improving the learning environment. I was a junior high school English teacher before medical school and am interested in the intersection of the humanities with medicine. My research interests are in these areas and in ways to improve the medical student experience. I was the associate dean for student affairs for 23 years, through October 2021, and for six years directed the first Master Course for first-year medical students entitled Introduction to the Profession.
I will be on sabbatical from January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022 during which time I hope to identify new ways that I can contribute to the Medical School community.
Education & Training
- ResidentYale-New Haven Hospital (1993)
- MDYale University (1990)
- MPHYale University (1981)
- MEdUniversity of Cincinnati, Master of Education (in guidance and counseling) (1971)
Honors & Recognition
|The Laureate Award||Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Physicians||2011|
|Leah M. Lowenstein Award for representing the highest degree of excellence in the promotion of humane and egalitarian medical education.||The graduating class of Yale School of Medicine||2006|
|Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey Humanism in Medicine Award in recognition of compassion, empathy, respect and cultural sensitivity in the delivery of care to patients and their families.||Graduating class Yale School of Medicine||2000|
|Yale School of Medicine||Member Educational Strategic Planning Committee||2009 - Present|
|HAVEN Free Clinic||Volunteer preceptor at HAVEN Student Run Free Clinic which provides primary care to undocumented and uninsured patients.||2005 - Present|
|Governor's Council, CT chapter of ACP||Member of Governor's Council, CT chapter of the ACP||2001 - 2009|
|Yale School of Medicine||Member of multiple medical school committees related to medical student education.||1998 - Present|