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Meet the Scholars

Each Macy Faculty Scholar engages in activities to enhance their career as an educator, as well as pursuing a mentored educational innovation project at their home institution.

2017 Scholars

Ashley Darcy-Mahoney, PhD, NNP, FAAN

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George Washington University School of Nursing

Ashley Darcy-Mahoney is a neonatal nurse practitioner and an Assistant Professor at The George Washington University (GW) School of Nursing. She has worked throughout her career to advance nursing research, education, and practice with a focus on long-term cognitive and social outcomes of high-risk neonates. As the director of infant research at GW’s Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute, Dr. Darcy-Mahoney advances the body of research on infant health and developmental outcomes in high-risk infants.

As a Macy Faculty Scholar, Dr. Darcy-Mahoney will educate future pediatric clinicians in understanding the drivers of inequity, including how poverty and related social determinants of health have a vital link to early brain and child development. Her proposal, the Pediatric Equity Scholars, will equip future nurses and doctors with the knowledge, skills, and courage to build more equitable health systems and organizations.

Angela M. McNelis, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, CNE, Professor and Associate Dean for Scholarship, Innovation, and Clinical Science at The George Washington University School of Nursing, serves as Dr. Darcy-Mahoney’s mentor.

Maja Djukic, PhD, RN

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New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing

Maja Djukic is an Assistant Professor at the New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing where she teaches quality improvement and evidence-based practice. She is dedicated to educating health professionals in healthcare quality and safety competencies essential for high value care. To date she has used innovative educational technologies such as virtual patients and simulation to build interprofessional teamwork competencies for nursing and medical students. She has also led national research efforts to assess nurse quality, safety preparedness and inform educational gaps and solutions in this area.

As a Macy Faculty Scholar, Dr. Djukic will apply her expertise in quality improvement, teamwork, and educational technologies to develop her project which is entitled Integrating Management of Patient Panels Across the Curriculum with Technology (IMPPACT). The aim of the IMPPACT project is to prepare pre-licensure nursing students for enhanced roles in primary care by building their panel management competencies using a virtual patient practice model.

Judith Haber, PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN, The Ursula Springer Leadership Professor in Nursing at the New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing, serves as Dr. Djukic’s mentor.

Jed Gonzalo, MD, MSc

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Penn State College of Medicine

Jed Gonzalo is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Public Health Sciences, and Associate Dean for Health Systems Education at Penn State College of Medicine. His work focuses on two areas in medical education: (1) the emerging field of Health Systems Science, and (2) the relationship between education and practice within health systems.

As a Macy Faculty Scholar, Dr. Gonzalo proposes to develop an interprofessional Health Systems Science Academy where faculty (e.g. nurse, physician, advanced-practice clinician, and staff), resident/fellow trainees, and student teams will collaboratively acquire systems and teaching competencies in a nine-month curriculum, and apply them to educational projects aligned with local needs. Dr. Gonzalo will also create a “Virtual Health Systems Science Academy” linking the Macy Faculty Scholar network and members of the Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium. The goals of these initiatives are to accelerate the education of systems-ready providers, and improve health systems and patient health.

Paul Haidet, MD, MPH, Director of Medical Education Research and Professor of Medicine, Humanities, and Public Health Sciences at the Penn State College of Medicine, serves as Dr. Gonzalo’s mentor.

Jennifer Kesselheim, MD, MEd

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Harvard Medical School

Jennifer Kesselheim is an Assistant Professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School (HMS). Since 2013, she has directed the Master of Medical Sciences (MMSc) in Medical Education, a two-year degree program pairing formal coursework in medical education with a yearlong thesis component. Dr. Kesselheim’s leadership experiences have inspired numerous scholarly pursuits focused on ethics training, humanism education, entrustable professional activities, social media in medical education, and the balance of service and education.

As a Macy Faculty Scholar, Dr. Kesselheim aims to lead a study designed to deliberately and systematically weave interprofessional education into the required HMS pediatric clerkship. The intervention will blend four new curricular elements including formal introduction to interprofessional collaboration, daily participation in interprofessional practice, interviews of interprofessional teammates, and an interprofessional simulation experience. An emphasis will be placed on assessing interprofessional teamwork. 

Edward M. Hundert, MD, the Dean for Medical Education and the Daniel D. Federman, MD Professor in Residence of Global Health and Social Medicine and Medical Education at the Harvard Medical School, serves as Dr. Kesselheim’s mentor.

Jeanette M. Tetrault, MD, FACP, FASAM

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Yale University School of Medicine

Jeanette Tetrault is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Program Director for the Addiction Medicine Fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine. She has dedicated her career to advancing education and scholarship in the field of addiction medicine. As such, she teaches addiction medicine to students, residents, fellows and providers in practice. She is on the Board of Directors for the Addiction Medicine Foundation and for the Addiction Medicine Fellowship Directors Association.

As a Macy Faculty Scholar, Dr. Tetrault will build on the existing infrastructure of the Interprofessional Longitudinal Clinical Experience at Yale (ICLE) to develop an interprofessional curriculum where learners will apply the chronic disease model to addiction, enhance clinical skill development, and characterize the challenges patients and their families may face while navigating the healthcare system. She will rigorously evaluate the curriculum and develop a dissemination toolkit for replication at other institutions.

David A. Fiellin, MD, Professor of Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine, serves as Dr. Tetrault’s mentor.