Teaching

My goal as an educator is to help students develop the confidence and skills necessary to achieve their goals whether that is working in health care or in any other field. I want my students to learn the value of persistence, vision, inquisitiveness, confidence, and solidarity. I believe these values are critical to working effectively in the modern health care sector and in public health. My teaching focuses less on subject-matter knowledge and more on problem-solving, team work, thinking critically, and ethics.

My approach to course-design is heavily-influenced by the work of L. Dee Fink and the use of backward design principles. I prefer to rely on case-based approaches to instruction and problem-based learning