Teaching


  • Course Co-Developer and Lecturer, “Professional Mentoring Skills Enhancing Diversity (PROMISED).” PROMISED is a leadership training program that also includes skills on career coaching. It is tailored toward future leaders who are members of underrepresented minority groups. 2015-present.
  • Lecturer, "Developing Leadership Skills for a Career in Clinical and Translational Science" (CLRES 2077). Three two-hour lectures on budget planning, working with personal strengths and weaknesses, and setting a culture for success on the research team. 2015-present.
  • Lecturer, Physician Assistant Board Review for Chatham University, two three-hour lectures on pulmonology and endocrinology once each year. 2009-present.
  • Lecturer, “Clinical Experiences 1 and 2” (MED 5138 and MED 5233), two 1-hour lectures on health literacy each year for 150 first-year medical students. 2004-present.
  • Lecturer, “Theories of Health Behavior” (BCHS 2511 and BCHS 2520), 2 lecture sessions per year to 25 Master of Public Health candidates per session. 2003-present.
  • Lecturer, “Medical Writing and Presentation Skills” (MEDEDU 2140). One 1-hour lecture on medical writing twice each year. 2008-present.
  • Lecturer, “Profession of Pharmacy 4” (PHARM 5211), one 2-hour lecture on the effects of mass media on health for 100 fourth-year pharmacy students once a year. 2008-2012.
  • Lecturer, “Foundations of Nursing Practice” (NUR 0800), one 2-hour lecture on the effects of mass media on health for 120 first-year nursing students once a year. 2008-2012.
  • Lecturer, "Combined Ambulatory Medicine and Pediatrics Clerkship" (MED 5328), two 1-hour lectures on nicotine addiction for 20 third-year medical students 8 times a year. 2007-2015.
  • Preceptor, Student Health Center, Carnegie Mellon University. 4 hours of precepting and clinical teaching for one third medical student each week. 2007-2013.
  • Preceptor, Student Health Center, Carnegie Mellon University. 4 hours of precepting and clinical teaching for one second year resident in internal medicine each week. 2007-2013.
  • Problem-Based Learning Facilitator, “Introduction to Psychiatry” (MED 5133), two 3-hour meetings with 10 first-year medical students. 2006.
  • Course Developer and Director, “Medicine: From Molecules to Mass Media” (MED 2111), a 3-credit course, given 3 hours per week for 16 weeks, to 8 undergraduate students in the University Honors College. 2005.
  • Instructor and Small-Group Facilitator, “Medical Interviewing” (MED 5122), seven 3-hour sessions given to 8 first-year medical students. 2004.
  • Course Developer and Director, “Health: From Cells to Communities” (MED 2110), 3-credit course, given 3 hours per week for 16 weeks, to 16 undergraduate students in the University Honors College. 2004.
  • Lecturer, Family Medicine Clerkship, a 1-hour lecture on evidence-based prevention for 20 third-year medical students each month for 8 months a year. 2003-2004.
  • Preceptor, Matilda Theiss Health Center, 6 hours of precepting and clinical teaching for 1 second-year medical student each week for 48 weeks a year. 2002-2004.
  • Preceptor, Shadyside Family Health Center, 3 hours of precepting and clinical teaching for 15 students (third- and fourth-year medical students and first-, second-, and third-year residents) each week for 48 weeks a year. 2002-2003.