Dorene F. Balmer, Ph.D.

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Professor of Pediatrics (General 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
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-896-4646
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

Sagin A, Balmer D, Musheno R, Dingfield L, Dine J, Bennett N. : Use of Context Input Process Product (CIPP) Model for evaluation of a palliative care curriculum. (Poster, presented at the Association of American Medical Colleges, Seattle, Washington) Nov 2023.

Obsekov V, Teng C, Balmer D. : EKG acquisition curriculum for pediatric trainees. Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development Oct 2023 Notes: doi:10.1177/23821205231204758.

Blalock AE, Balmer DF.: Thinking organizationally and longitudinally to understand gender disparities in academic medicine. Medical Education Page:, Aug 2023.

Balmer D, : Making space for people, perspectives and possibilities: how medical education journal editors view their role in capacity building. (Short Communication, presented at Association of Medical Educators of Europe, Glasgow Scotland) Aug 2023.

Goldstein L, Lau J, Ford H, Balmer D, Tenney-soeiro R.: A qualitative exploration of pediatric resident perceptions of autonomy in the era of pediatric hospital medicine fellowship. Academic Pediatrics Aug 2023.

Jurgens V, Librizzi J, Shah N, Bhansali P, Balmer D, Beck J. : How the clinical learning environment influences pediatric hospital medicine fellows’ perceptions on autonomy: A longitudinal qualitative study. (Poster, presented at the Pediatric Academic Society, Washington, DC) May 2023.

Blalock E, Balmer DF. : Impact of the COVID on forming of social ties: A longitudinal study of women medical students. (Paper, presented at the American Education Research Association, Chicago, Illinois) Apr 2023.

Gordon L, Blalock E, Jindal Snape D, Balmer DF.: The import of timeframe and tempo in qualitative longitudinal research on professions education. (Symposium, presented at the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, Illinois) Apr 2023.

Anderson HA, Abdulla L, Balmer DF, Busai J, Govaerts M. : Inequity is woven into the fabric: A discourse analysis of assessment in pediatric residency training. (Paper, presented at the American Education Research Association, Chicago, Illinois) Apr 2023.

Sawacki JG, Richards BF, Schwartz A, Balmer D.: Measuring the learning orientation fostered by pediatric residency programs with the GME-LEI Instrument. Academic Pediatrics [online ahead of print], Mar 2023 Notes: DOI: 10.1016/j.acap.2023.03.015.

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Last updated: 11/15/2023
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