Dorene F. Balmer, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
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

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 [in press] 2022.

Zaidi Z, McOwen KS, Balmer DF, Schumacher D, Sukhera J, Young M, Park YS.: RIME 60 years: Celebration and future horizons. Academic Medicine [online ahead of print], Aug 23 2021.

Balmer DF, Richards BF.: Conducting qualitative research through time: how might theory be useful in longitudinal qualitative research? Advances in Health Science Education., [online ahead of print], Aug 2021.

Balmer DF, Rosenblatt S, Boyer D.: Landscapes of practice: A longitudinal qualitative study of physicians in medical education. (Paper, Association of Medical Educators of Europe) Due to COVID-19 related conference changes, this peer-reviewed abstract was presented virtually. Aug 2021.

Zaidi Z, Young M, Balmer DF, Park YS.: Endarkening the episteme: Critical Race Theory and medical education scholarship. Academic Medicine [online ahead of print], Aug 2021 Notes: doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000004373.

ten Cate O, Balmer DF, Caretta-Weyer H, Hatala R, Hennus M, West DC.: Entrustable professional activities and entrustment decision making: A development and research agenda for the next decade. Academic Medicine 96(7S): S96-S104, July 2021.

Ross PT, Bynum WE, Schumacher DJ, Park YS, Alexandraki I, Balmer DF.: Mutual rewards: Engaging the field and creating a path toward academic journal editorship. Academic Medicine [online ahead of print], Jul 13 2021 Notes: doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000004241.

Balmer DF, Rosenblatt SA, Boyer DL.: Navigating landscapes of practice: a longitudinal qualitative study of physicians in medical education. Medical Education Page:, June 2021.

Balmer DF, Teunissen PW, Devlin MJ, Richards BR.: Stability and change in the journeys of medical trainees: A nine-year, longitudinal qualitative study. Academic Medicine 96(6): 906-912, June 2021 Notes: DOI: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000003708.

Schumacher D, Martini A, Kinnear B, Kelleher M, Balmer DF, Wuster-Ovalle V, Carraccio C.: Facilitators and inhibitors to assessing entrustable professional activities in pediatric residency. Academic Pediatrics 21(4): 735-741, May 2021.

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