Kristi J. Ferguson, Ph.D.
Director of OCRME
Professor, General Internal Medicine
Consultant-Health Behavior & Faculty Development
(319) 335-8900

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 serving as the Site Principal Investigator for a multi-center intervention to teach medical students about smoking, participating as a site investigator in a multi-center trial of mentoring, and assessing the impact of rater experience on the reliability of clinical evaluation forms. Current projects include assessment of the case-based learning exercise in the College’s admissions process, developing an outcomes-based plan to evaluate the College’s new curriculum, and serving as a core faculty member in the team-based simulation design and debriefing workshop. In addition to providing faculty development related to test item writing, small group facilitation, and educational scholarship, Kristi also serves as the Medicine and Society Strand Director in the College’s curriculum renewal. 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.

Patrick Barlow, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
Consultant-Program Evaluation
(319) 384-4291

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 translational science evaluation. He will be teaching the following courses: Educational Research and Evaluation.

Clarence Kreiter, Ph.D.
Professor, Family Medicine
Consultant-Statistics and Measurement
(319) 335-8906

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
Consultant-Resident and Faculty Development
(319) 335-9910

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, Leadership in Medical Education, and Curriculum Development in Medical Education.

Marcy Rosenbaum, Ph.D.
Professor, Family Medicine
Consultant-Faculty Development
(319) 335-8612

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 and Teaching and Assessing Communication Skills in Medical Education; Co-Teaching Teaching Methods in Medical Education, Study in Faculty Development, and Portfolio.

Stephanie Burnett, B.A.
Support Staff-Secretary III
(319) 335-8901