Dorene F. Balmer, Ph.D.

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Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Inaugural Director, Research on Pediatric Education, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Associate Fellow, The University of Pennsylvania's Center for Public Health Initiatives
Distinguished Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Physician-in-Chief Suite, 9NW, Room 72
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 267-426-1489
B.S. (Nutrition)
Immaculata University , 1988.
M.A. (Nutrition Education)
Immaculata University , 1994.
Ph.D. (Health Studies/Public Health )
Temple University , 2006.
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Description of Other Expertise

Medical education

Description of Research Expertise

Qualitative research

Selected Publications

Balmer DF, Rhim HJH, Sandhu G.: Why, when, how and where to find an experienced qualitative researcher. Journal of Graduate Medical Education 15(1), Feb 2023.

Young M, Balmer DF, Teal CR, Borges N.: Coordinating flight paths to facilitate interorganizational cooperation, interdependence, and autonomy: Considerations for organizations supporting medical education research and scholarship. Academic Medicine Nov 2022.

Balmer DF, Anderson HA, West DC.: Program evaluation in health professions education: An innovative approach guided by principles. Academic Medicine [online ahead of print], October 2022.

Balmer DF, Rama JA, Simpson D. : A standards-based checklist for program evaluation as scholarly activity. Journal of Graduate Medical Education. Oct 2022.

Balmer DF, Young ME, Hunderfund A, Schumacher D, Zaidi Z.: From what we are doing to why: Describing RIME's core values. Academic Medicine 10.1097/ACM.000000000000490, Aug 2022.

Congdon M, Clancy CB, Balmer DF, Anderson H, Muthu N, Bonafide CP, Rasooly IR.: Diagnostic reasoning of resident physicians in the age of clinical pathways. Journal of Graduate Medical Education 14(4): 466-474, Aug 2022.

Zaidi Z, Sewell J, Schumacher D, Sukhera J, Hunderfund Leep A, Balmer DF, Park YS, Kulasegaram K, Young ME, Fung C, LaDonna KA.: Can I ask a question about URiM awards that I don't know the answer to? Designing an award for underrepresented medical education researchers. Academic Medicine 10.1097/ACM.0000000000004902, Aug 2022.

Young M, McOwen K, Balmer DF.: RIME review process: Unique challenges and opportunities. Academic Medicine [online ahead of print], July 2022.

Balmer DF, Li ST, Klein M, Gusic ME.: Program evaluation's "next of kin". Academic Medicine [online ahead of print], Apr 2022.

Anderson HL, Kurtz J, West DC, Balmer DF.: Replace, amplify, transform: A qualitative study of how postgraduate trainees and supervisors experience and use telehealth for instruction in ambulatory patient care. BMC Medical Education 22: 118;, Feb 2022.

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