Welcome Kristina Dzara, PhD, MMSc

Welcome our new CLIME Director and Assistant Dean for Educator Development!

We are excited to welcome Kristina Dzara, PhD, MMSc as the inaugural UW School of Medicine Assistant Dean for Educator Development in the Office of Faculty Affairs. Dr. Dzara will join the faculty as an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education (BIME), Division of Medical Education and Evaluation. Dr. Dzara will begin in this role on April 1st. Dr. Dzara’s leadership roles will include directorship of both the Center for Leadership and Innovation in Medical Education (CLIME) as well as the Teaching Scholars program. Her work will focus on support of educators from the classroom to the bedside, both in skill development and in educational scholarship. Dr. Dzara will work collaboratively with key stakeholders to plan and implement educator development initiatives for faculty across the School of Medicine and the WWAMI region.

A graduate of the PhD in Sociology program at Southern Illinois University, the Master of Medical Sciences in Medical Education program at Harvard Medical School, and an alumna of the Harvard Macy Institute, Dr. Dzara joins us from Harvard Medical School, having recently served as Assistant Director for Education and Science Initiatives at the Brigham Education Institute at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She has expertise in the science of teaching and learning, faculty development, curriculum development, program evaluation, educational scholarship, and the use of social media in medical education. Her recent articles on medical education can be found here.