Harvard Macy Community Blog

Fostering the ongoing connectedness of health professions educators committed to transforming health care delivery and education.
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Cindy Dodds is an assistant professor at the Medical University of South Carolina, responsible for pediatric content within the Doctorate of Physical Therapy curriculum. Her clinical work and research focuses on sensory-based interventions, movement opportunities, quality of life, participation in society, and assessment of children with severe and complex disability. She was a 2015 Gold Foundation Humanism and Harvard Macy Scholar.

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Dan Thompson, BS, MS, is an instructional designer and educational technologist. Dan currently holds a position as Marketing Manager at DaVinci Education. His areas of professional interest include formative assessment & feedback, interactive teaching methods, and the creation of asynchronous learning experiences. Dan can be followed on Twitter or LinkedIn, or contacted via email.

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Danielle Raja, DNP, APRN-BC, DCNP, (Educators, ’21) is a Dermatology-Certified Nurse Practitioner. Danielle is currently a student in the Harvard Medical School Masters in Medical Education Program. Danielle’s areas of professional interest include interprofessional collaboration, statistics training in the health professions, and nursing education. Danielle can be followed on Twitter or LinkedIn.

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Darshana Shah, PhD. (Leading Innovations in Healthcare and Education, 2004) is Professor of Pathology and Associate Dean for the Office of Faculty Advancement at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. She is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the Marshall Journal of Medicine (MJM) Darshana’s areas of professional interest include faculty vitality and retention. You can follow her on LinkedIn or Twitter @DarshanaShah.

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David R. Topor, Ph.D., MS-HPEd is a clinical psychologist and health professions educator at VA Boston Healthcare System and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. David currently holds the position of Associate Director of Healthcare Professional Education at VA Boston. David’s areas of professional interest include faculty development, faculty and trainee wellness, and interprofessional education. David can be contacted via email.