Harvard Macy Community Blog

Fostering the ongoing connectedness of health professions educators committed to transforming health care delivery and education.
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Shirley González, MD, (Educators, ’20) is a medical educator, pediatrician and obesity medicine specialist. Shirley currently holds a position as Assistant Clinical Professor at Tufts, Lecturer at Harvard Medical School, and Pediatrician at Newton Pediatrics.  Shirley’s areas of professional interest include innovative approaches to pediatric obesity, menstrual disturbances in adolescents, and mentoring future medical professionals. Shirley can be followed on LinkedIn or contacted via email.

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Beth Scholz, MD (Educators ’20) is a medical educator and rheumatologist. Beth currently holds a position as Division Director for Rheumatology and curriculum director for GME Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) education at Baylor Scott and White Health. Beth’s areas of professional interest include musculoskeletal POCUS, quality improvement, and mentoring future rheumatology professionals. Beth can be followed on Twitter or LinkedIn or contacted via email.


 

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Nisha Chadha, MD (Educators, ’19) is an assistant professor of ophthalmology and medical education and the director of medical student education in ophthalmology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Nisha’s areas of professional interest include incorporating technology into medical education and curriculum development. Nisha can be followed on Twitter or reached via email.

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Annie J. Daniel, Ph.D., (Assessment, ‘16) is the Director of Veterinary Instructional Design and Outcomes Assessment in the Office of Student and Academic Affairs in the School of Veterinary Medicine at the Louisiana State University. She earned her Ph.D. in Vocational Education from the Louisiana State University. Her research interests include barriers that prevent Black students from entering medical school, veterinary school and professional and graduate degree programs, effects of mentoring on retention, preparedness, and success of Black students in higher education. Annie can be followed on LinkedIn or Twitter.

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Brianna Vaa, MD (Educators, ’17) is an Internist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She is the Resident Well-Being Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program and oversees curriculum development for the resident outpatient primary care continuity clinic. She also oversees the pre-clinical doctoring blocks for the medical students. Brianna is passionate about trainee well-being and the relationship between emotions, cognition, learning, and burnout. She loves the outdoors and spending time with her dog, Nala. You can reach her on twitter at @VaaBrianna.