Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
Pat Barlow came to OCRME in September 2014 as a Research Design & Evaluation Consultant. Originally from the Minneapolis area, he completed his B.A. in English and Psychology at Saint John’s University (Collegeville, MN) before moving south to complete his Ph.D. in Evaluation, Statistics, & Measurement at the University of Tennessee. Pat has completed a number of evaluation projects spanning higher education, statewide college access networks, public health, and non-profit programs. For four years, he worked as a Statistical & Research Design Consultant at the UT Graduate School of Medicine where he developed, taught, and assessed the residency curriculum on research methods and statistics. Some of Pat’s research and teaching interests include evaluation and assessment in undergraduate and graduate medical education; survey design and construction; teaching statistics and research methods in medical education; and surgical simulation. He will be teaching the following
courses: Educational Research and Evaluation.
Kristi J. Ferguson,
Director of OCRME
Professor, General Internal Medicine
Consultant-Health Behavior & Faculty Development
Kristi Ferguson has been a staff member at OCRME since
1983 and was named its Director in August of 1996. She received
her M.S.W. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan.
Kristi's projects have included an intervention study with swine
confinement workers to reduce respiratory hazards, a multi-center
project to increase preoperative autologous blood donation, a
study of successful dieters, a community intervention to reduce
smoking initiation among adolescents, and several projects related
to evaluating the new College of Medicine curriculum. Her teaching
interests include small group facilitation, presentation skills,
strategies for motivating patients, and test item writing. Current
research projects include an assessment of written learning issue
reports in case-based learning, evaluation of the "students
teaching students" approach in Gross Anatomy, assessment
of a standardized clinical rating system, and prevention of needlestick
injuries in hospital workers. She will be teaching the following
courses: Current Issues in Medical Education and Simulation in Medical Education;
Co-Teaching Teaching Methods in Medical Education,
Study in Faculty Development, and Portfolio.
Clarence Kreiter, Ph.D.
Professor, Family Medicine
Consultant-Statistics and Measurement
Clare Kreiter is a Professor in the College of Medicine and the Office of Consultation and Research in Medical Education at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Kreiter received his PhD in quantitative psychology, measurement and statistics. He serves on editorial board for two medical education journals and has published extensively on topics related to innovative cognitive and clinical skills assessment, statistical selection methods, research design, simulation, Bayesian reasoning, generalizability theory, and validity generalization. He consults across the college on medical research design and statistics. He will be teaching the following courses: Introduction to Educational Measurement in Medical Education and Assessment in Medical Education.
Jeff Pettit, Ph.D., M.A.
Associate Professor (Clinical), Family Medicine
Jeff Pettit joined the OCRME staff in February 2006 as a Teaching Skills Consultant who will focus on Residents as Teachers. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Business Administration with a major in Human Resources from The University of Iowa. From 2000 – 05 he was the Organizational Effectiveness Coordinator for Aramark Healthcare Management Services supporting the Iowa Health System. He has nine years of experience in academia teaching graduate and undergraduate courses such as Instructional Design, Training & Development, Organizational Behavior, Organization Development & Change, Principles of Management, and Teams in Organizations. He has twenty years experience as a consultant, facilitator and speaker in the areas of team development, leadership, training, and organization development & change. He has facilitated change at the individual, team, and organization level across a variety of industries with successful outcomes. He will be teaching Instructional Design and Technology and Leadership in Medical Education.
Marcy Rosenbaum, Ph.D.
Professor, Family Medicine
Marcy Rosenbaum is Faculty Development Consultant for OCRME and Professor in the Department of Family Medicine. She began working at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in June 1998. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Medical Anthropology from the University of Kentucky. She helped develop and co-directs several comprehensive faculty development programs including the UI Teaching Scholars Program, the Community Teaching Scholars program and the Internal Medicine Fellows as Clinician Educators (FACE) program as well as providing numerous faculty development workshops throughout the College of Medicine. Her teaching interests include interactive lecturing, providing effective feedback, and clinical teaching. She has taught and conducted research on clinician-patient communication for more than 20 years. She helped spearhead a comprehensive, longitudinal curriculum in the College of Medicine spanning all 4 years of the curriculum as well as providing faculty development training in communication skills teaching internationally. Her research interests include medical education, faculty development and clinician-patient communication. She
will be teaching the following courses: Clinical Teaching
in Medical Education; Co-Teaching Teaching Methods in Medical
Education, Study in Faculty Development, and Portfolio.
Stephanie Burnett, B.A.
Support Staff-Secretary III