|School||UCSF School of Medicine|
|Address||1545 Divisadero Street|
San Francisco CA 94115
|San Francisco State University||MA||Adult Education - Special Interest||2010|
|University of California, Santa Barbara||BA||Religious Studies||2000|
||2017||Teaching Scholars Program|
|"Mindfulness and self-regulated learning in adult education"||2010||WAGS/UMI Distinguished Graduate Thesis Award Competition - Honorable Mention|
|San Francisco State University||2009||Graduate Student Distinguished Achievement Award|
I develop, pilot, and coordinate educational program components for a new clinical fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the UCSF Osher Center. In collaboration with the fellowship director and other Osher faculty, I am responsible for building curriculum, instructional activities, and learner assessments for didactic, experiential, and clinical components of our fellowship. I also lead recruitment and program evaluation. I enjoy the challenges and opportunities of IM education: codifying standards and scope of practice; developing training models and competency frameworks; building an educational infrastructure that meets the clinical focus, faculty specializations, and patient needs of our clinic; and adapting and designing instructional methods and clinical training approaches that match the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of IM.
As a scholar in the 2016-17 Teaching Scholars Program, I am pursuing advanced training in educational theory to support rigorous and empirically grounded educational development, piloting, and assessment, which are critical to the success of our fellowship and its potential to impact the fields of integrative medicine and medical education.
Additionally, I am interested in mindfulness and other integrative health interventions that facilitate intra- and interpersonal development within therapeutic relationships. I love teaching mindfulness and have led groups at the SFGH diabetes clinic, with new and expecting parents, with undergraduate STEM students, and with struggling adult learners in basic skills education. I aim to work more directly with health professionals and health professions students and am particularly interested in the educational role of health care providers, the provider-patient relationship as an educational dialectic, and mindfulness in group healthcare models and interprofessional teams.