Mobilizing the Literature Review Series
LARA VARPIO, PhD
Lara Varpio is Professor, Department of Pediatrics Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Co-Director of Research in Medical Education The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Varpio’s research uses qualitative methodologies and methods, integrated with theories from the Social Sciences and Humanities, to investigate questions relating to how individuals (e.g. clinicians, patients, researchers, etc.) influence the performance of teams and organizations, and to how those teams and organizations impact on the individual. She also supports the broad medical education community by serving on editorial boards for several medical education journals, as an invited editor for many special editions and thematic articles series in journals, and as a host for the KeyLIME podcast.
ANNA MACLEOD, PhD
Anna MacLeod is Professor and Director of Education Research, as well as the Unit Head for Research in Medicine, in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University. A social scientist, Anna was elected to the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars in recognition of her ethnographic explorations of medical education. She has held uninterrupted national funding to support her work since taking up her faculty position in 2011.
ROBIN PARKER, PhD(c)
Robin Parker is the Evidence Synthesis Librarian for Dalhousie Libraries in Nova Scotia, Canada where she also supports research and learning for Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Medicine. Robin is an Interdisciplinary PhD candidate at Dalhousie and is researching how academic librarians teach evidence synthesis methods to learners in health and medicine programs. Robin has supported hundreds of review projects and is co-author on over a dozen published systematic and scoping reviews.
JONATHAN SHERBINO, BSc MD MEd FRCPC FAcadMEd DRCPSC(CE)
Jonathan Sherbino is a Professor of Medicine and Assistant Dean, Health Professions Education Research, McMaster University. Dr. Sherbino is the past chair of the Specialty Committee for Emergency Medicine, Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada. He is the co-founder of the Royal College AFC Clinician Educator program. Dr. Sherbino is a medical educator and researcher, co-editing the CanMEDS 2015 Framework and co-hosting the KeyLIME (Key Literature in Medical Education) podcast with an audience in more than 40 countries. He has published more than 175 papers and given numerous plenary and keynote addresses. Jonathan is an award-winning teacher, including the recipient of a 2021 3M National Teaching Fellowship, the top Canadian award for university teaching and educational leadership. His research focuses on competency-based medical education and clinical reasoning.
LAUREN MAGGIO, PhD
Lauren Maggio is a professor of medicine and health professions education at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU). Dr. Maggio is also the Associate of Research at the USU Center for Health Professions Education. Her research examines the creation, dissemination, and utilization of research, with a focus on evidence based medicine, knowledge syntheses, and scholarly communication.
KRISTINA DZARA, PhD, MMSc
Kristina Dzara, PhD, MMSc is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Assistant Director for Education and Science Initiatives at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Brigham Education Institute. She is a graduate of the Master of Medical Sciences in Medical Education program at Harvard Medical School, the PhD in Sociology program at Southern Illinois University, and is an alumna of the Harvard Macy Institute. She has expertise in the science of teaching and learning, faculty development, curriculum development, program evaluation, educational scholarship, and the use of social media in medical education. Her recent articles on medical education can be found here.
ANTHONY R. ARTINO JR, PhD
Anthony R. Artino, Jr., PhD, is a tenured professor and the Associate Dean for Evaluation and Educational Research at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His research focuses on various aspects of human motivation, learning, and assessment in medical and health professions education. He is deputy editor for the Journal of Graduate Medical Education, associate editor for Perspectives on Medical Education, and assistant editor for Academic Medicine. Dr. Artino is a fellow of the Association for Medical Education in Europe and has published widely in medical and health professions education.
DEENA M. HAMZA, PhD
Deena M. Hamza is an Innovation Scientist and Director of Research and Evaluation for Postgraduate Medical Education at the University of Alberta (UofA). Dr.Hamza is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the UofA and the Vice-Chair of the Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME) Foundation. Her program of research includes the development and evolution of methods, models, and frameworks that compel us to explore the ecology and longevity of change when designing, implementing, and evaluating innovation in context. Dr. Hamza is the designer of the LitR-Ex knowledge mobilization strategy, corresponding research study, and LitR-Ex.com website.