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.