Bridget O'Brien, PhD

Title(s)Adjunct Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    Cornell UniversityBS2000School of Industrial and Labor Relations
    UC BerkeleyMS2002Haas School of Business
    UC BerkeleyPhD2006Graduate School of Education
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2018Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

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    Bridget O’Brien, PhD has been a faculty member in the Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, since 2008. As an Associate Professor affiliated with the Office of Medical Education, Research and Development in Medical Education unit (RaDME), she teaches and mentors faculty and learners in several programs, including the UCSF-University of Utrecht doctoral program in Health Professions Education, the Health Professions Education Pathway and the Teaching Scholars Program. At the San Francisco VA, she directs scholarship and evaluation for the Center of Excellence in Primary Care Education and a Fellowship in Health Professions Education Evaluation and Research. In 2015 she was selected as one of five national Macy Faculty Scholar, supported by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation.

    As a co-author of Educating Physicians: A Call for Reform of Medical School and Residency, she brought workplace learning to the forefront of educational innovation and reform. Her current research focuses on workplace learning in the context of longitudinal relationships, interprofessional team-based care, and systems improvement. Dr. O’Brien received her Master's in Organizational Behavior from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and her PhD in Education from the Graduate School of Education at UC Berkeley.

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    1. Situated learning theory in health professions education research: a scoping review. Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2020 05; 25(2):483-509. O'Brien BC, Battista A. PMID: 31230163.
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    2. Inquiry in the Medical Curriculum: A Pedagogical Conundrum and a Proposed Solution. Acad Med. 2019 06; 94(6):804-808. Valbuena G, O'Brien B, Ten Cate O, O'Sullivan P. PMID: 30920445.
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    3. Exploring the Intersections of Education and Healthcare Delivery Using a Clinical Learning Environment Framework. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 05; 34(5):654-656. O'Brien BC, Reed DA. PMID: 30993626.
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    4. A Global View of Structures and Trends in Medical Education. Understanding Medical Education. 2018 Dec 3; 7-22. Bridget C. O'Brien, Kirsty Forrest, Marjo Wijnen-Meijer, Olle Cate. .
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    5. Huddling for High-Performing Teams. Fed Pract. 2018 Sep; 35(9):16-22. Gardner AL, Shunk R, Dulay M, Strewler A, O'Brien B. PMID: 30766382.
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    6. Investigation into Physical Therapist Students’ Interprofessional Experiences During an 8-Week Clinical Clerkship: A Qualitative Study. Journal of Physical Therapy Education. 2017 Jan 1; 31(2):44-53. Amber Fitzsimmons, Kimberly S. Topp, Bridget C. O'Brien. .
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    7. What's in a Transition? An Integrative Perspective on Transitions in Medical Education. Teach Learn Med. 2016 Oct-Dec; 28(4):347-352. Colbert-Getz JM, Baumann S, Shaffer K, Lamb S, Lindsley JE, Rainey R, Randall K, Roussel D, Stevenson A, Cianciolo AT, Maines T, O'Brien B, Westerman M. PMID: 27700251.
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    8. An assessment strategy for interprofessional interactions of primary care practitioner trainees. Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice. 2016 Mar 1; 2:1-3. Calvin L. Chou, Alice Ainsworth, Bridget C. O'Brien. .
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    9. Perceptions of interprofessional teamwork in low-acuity settings: a qualitative analysis. Med Educ. 2014 Jun; 48(6):583-92. van Schaik SM, O'Brien BC, Almeida SA, Adler SR. PMID: 24807434.
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    10. Development and Evaluation of an Interprofessional Collaborative Case Conference Series in Primary Care. MedEdPORTAL. 2014 Jan 1. Meg Pearson, Bridget O’Brien, Rebecca Shunk. .
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    11. The “Zing Factor” - Factors Used By Faculty to Identify the Best Pediatric Residents. Academic Pediatrics. 2013 Jul 1; 13(4):e5. Glenn Rosenbluth, Emily Stumpf, Bridget O'Brien, Christine Cho. .
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    12. Systems-based practice learning opportunities in student-run clinics: a qualitative analysis of student experiences. Acad Med. 2013 Jun; 88(6):831-6. Sheu L, O'Brien B, O'Sullivan PS, Kwong A, Lai CJ. PMID: 23619068.
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    13. Patient views of continuity relationships with medical students. Med Teach. 2013 Jun; 35(6):465-71. Poncelet AN, Wamsley M, Hauer KE, Lai C, Becker T, O'Brien B. PMID: 23477473.
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    14. More is better: students describe successful and unsuccessful experiences with teachers differently in brief and longitudinal relationships. Acad Med. 2012 Oct; 87(10):1389-96. Hauer KE, O'Brien BC, Hansen LA, Hirsh D, Ma IH, Ogur B, Poncelet AN, Alexander EK, Teherani A. PMID: 22914512.
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    15. The role of role: learning in longitudinal integrated and traditional block clerkships. Med Educ. 2012 Jul; 46(7):698-710. Hauer KE, Hirsh D, Ma I, Hansen L, Ogur B, Poncelet AN, Alexander EK, O'Brien BC. PMID: 22691149.
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    16. Students' workplace learning in two clerkship models: a multi-site observational study. Med Educ. 2012 Jun; 46(6):613-24. O'Brien BC, Poncelet AN, Hansen L, Hirsh DA, Ogur B, Alexander EK, Krupat E, Hauer KE. PMID: 22626053.
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    17. The impact of an interprofessional standardized patient exercise on attitudes toward working in interprofessional teams. J Interprof Care. 2012 Jan; 26(1):28-35. Wamsley M, Staves J, Kroon L, Topp K, Hossaini M, Newlin B, Lindsay C, O'Brien B. PMID: 22233365.
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    18. Using workplace learning to improve patient care. Acad Med. 2011 Nov; 86(11):e12. O'Brien B, Teherani A. PMID: 22030660.
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    19. Learning through service: student perceptions on volunteering at interprofessional hepatitis B student-run clinics. J Cancer Educ. 2011 Jun; 26(2):228-33. Sheu LC, Zheng P, Coelho AD, Lin LD, O'Sullivan PS, O'Brien BC, Yu AY, Lai CJ. PMID: 20652476.
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    20. Faculty verbal evaluations reveal strategies used to promote medical student performance. Med Educ Online. 2011; 16. Hauer KE, Mazotti L, O'Brien B, Hemmer PA, Tong L. PMID: 21629669.
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    21. Understanding the educational value of first-year medical students' patient encounter data. Med Teach. 2011; 33(4):e218-26. O'Brien BC, Cai VL, Azzam A. PMID: 21456981.
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    22. Interprofessional Standardized Patient Exercise (ISPE): The Case of “Paul Harris”. MedEdPORTAL. 2011 Jan 1. Jennifer Staves, Mehran Hossaini, Lisa Kroon, Caroline Lindsay, Barbara Newlin, Bridget O'Brien, Kimberly Topp, Maria Wamsley. .
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    23. Envisioning the Future. Extraordinary Learning in the Workplace. 2011 Jan 1; 165-194. Bridget O’Brien. .
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    24. Improving integration of clinical clerkship didactic curriculum. Medical Education Development. 2010 Dec 2; 1(1):1. Lindsay A. Mazotti, Bridget C. O'Brien, Heidi E. Kirsch. .
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    25. Transition to clerkship courses: preparing students to enter the workplace. Acad Med. 2010 Dec; 85(12):1862-9. O'Brien BC, Poncelet AN. PMID: 20978432.
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    26. The Important Role of Medical Licensure in the United States. Academic Medicine. 2010 Nov 1; 85(11):1657-1658. David M. Irby, Molly Cooke, Bridget C. O'Brien. .
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    27. Calls for reform of medical education by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching: 1910 and 2010. Acad Med. 2010 Feb; 85(2):220-7. Irby DM, Cooke M, O'Brien BC. PMID: 20107346.
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    28. The longitudinal integrated clerkship. Virtual Mentor. 2009 Nov 01; 11(11):864-9. Poncelet AN, Hauer KE, O'Brien B. PMID: 23206999.
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    29. Burden, responsibility, and reward: preceptor experiences with the continuity of teaching in a longitudinal integrated clerkship. Acad Med. 2009 Oct; 84(10 Suppl):S50-3. Teherani A, O'Brien BC, Masters DE, Poncelet AN, Robertson PA, Hauer KE. PMID: 19907386.
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    30. Continuity in a longitudinal out-patient attachment for Year 3 medical students. Med Educ. 2009 Sep; 43(9):895-906. Wamsley MA, Dubowitz N, Kohli P, Cooke M, O'Brien BC. PMID: 19674297.
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    31. Preparing medical students for clerkships: a descriptive analysis of transition courses. Acad Med. 2008 May; 83(5):444-51. Poncelet A, O'Brien B. PMID: 18448897.
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    32. Ondansetron versus metoclopramide in the prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting - a metaanalysis. Int J Oncol. 1992 Sep; 1(4):443-50. Rusthoven J, Obrien B, Rocchi A. PMID: 21584565.
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