John Burkhardt

MD, PhD University of Michigan Medical School

John Burkhardt is an Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine (EM) and Learning Health Sciences at the University of Michigan Medical School. His scholarship focuses on critically reevaluating medical education policy to increase accountability, equity, and ultimately address healthcare disparities by utilizing sophisticated quantitative methods and data science techniques to drive educational reform. He serves as chair of admissions/subject-matter expert in research for the University of Michigan MHPE program, co-director of the medical student longitudinal elective in medical education, and Director of Resident Research and Scholarly Development in EM.

As a Macy Faculty Scholar, Dr. Burkhardt will test the effectiveness of an implicit bias-focused educational interventions that incorporate personal provider-level data to advance health equity.  The goal of this work is to create practical behavior change in physicians that results in improved health outcomes in their patients.

Larry D. Gruppen, PhD, Director of the Masters of Health Professions Education program and Professor in the Department of Learning Health Sciences at the University of Michigan Medical School, serves as Dr. Burkhardt's mentor.

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Our Persistent Bus Factory: Redesigning and Realigning Health Professions Education for the Future

2020 Macy Faculty Scholar, John Burkhardt, MD, PhD, discusses the contradictions in the design of our health professions education system and emphasizes the need for reevaluation and reform.