Harvard Macy Community Blog

Fostering the ongoing connectedness of health professions educators committed to transforming health care delivery and education.
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Andy Cheshire, PhD, (Educators’ 18) is the inaugural post-doc fellow in medical education at Duke University School of Medicine, working on projects to support integration between the biomedical and clinical sciences. Andy holds bachelor’s degrees in Health & Exercise Science and Psychology, a master’s of science in Sport Psychology & Performance, and a PhD in Kinesiology with an emphasis on human performance. Andy’s work in motivation stems from his six years as a Texas high school football coach.

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Marie Thoresen, MD, is a Medical Educator and Respiratory Physician practicing in Trondheim, Norway. Marie has worked as a university lecturer in Respiratory Diseases and has served as the project manager for OSCE implementation at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). She is a current student in the @HarvardMedEd Master’s in Medical Education program. Her main interests are feedback, assessment and curriculum design. Marie can be followed on Twitter (@marie_thoresen) and her e-mail is marie_thoresen@hms.harvard.edu.

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Mohammad Zaher (Health Care Educators 2.0, ’17) is an emergency physician, medical educator, and wellness coach in training. He is an international fellow of the STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. You can follow him on Twitter @MohammadZaher

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#MedEdPearls Team:



  • Jean Bailey – Central Michigan University College of Medicine

  • Carrie Bowler – Mayo Clinic

  • Diane Brown –  Medical College of Wisconsin

  • Megan Haak – Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hosptitals

  • Larry Hurtubise (HCE2.0 '16) – Nationwide Children's Hospital The Ohio State University

  • Machelle Linsenmeyer  – West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Linda Love – University of Nebraska Medical Center

  • Leah Sheridan – The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Mark Terrell – Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

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Rebecca Fogg, BA, MBA, is a Senior Research Fellow for The Christensen Institute. Her current research focuses on business model innovation in healthcare delivery, particularly new approaches to population health management and patient-centered care. Rebecca can be followed on Twitter @RebFogg.