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Michael Glasser, University of Illinois, USA
Maaike Flinkenflögel, KIT  Health (Royal Tropical Institute), Amsterdam, Netherlands
Danette Mckinley, Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research,USA



Payal Bansal, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, India


Jack Boulet, Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research, USA
William Burdick, Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research, USA
Deelip Mhaisekar Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, India
Robbert Duvivier, Maastrict University, the Netherlands
Trevor Gibbs, President, Association for Medical Education in Europe, Ukraine
Arun Jamkar, Maharashtra Institute of Medical Education and Research, India
Hilliard Jason, University of Colorado, USA
Tadahiko Kozu, Tokyo Women's Medical University, Japan


Michael Glasser, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Dr. Michael Glasser is Associate Dean for Rural Health Professions and Research Professor of Medical Sociology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford.  He is the George T & Mildred A Mitchell Professor in Rural and Family Medicine.  Dr. Glasser directs the National Center for Rural Health Professions and is co-director of the campus School of Public Health Program.  Dr. Glasser serves as co-editor of the international journal Education for Health, a position he has held since 2005.

Dr. Glasser helped in establishing the nationally and internationally recognized Rural Medical Education (RMED) Program on the Rockford campus and the interdisciplinary National Center for Rural Health Professions (NCRHP), a designated center of the Illinois Board of Higher Education.  He has served as PI on many grants including the NIH funded Project EXPORT Center for Rural Health, supported by the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities and the Kellogg Foundation Rural People, Rural Policy initiative.  He has extensive experience in research on rural medical and pharmacy students’ career pathways.  He is director of the NCRHP Collaborating Center for Medical Education and Primary Health Care for the WHO and PAHO.  He is also Co-Investigator on the recently Health Resources and Services Administration-funded grant to recruit and educate mental health social workers for rural Illinois – with a goal of 210 social workers in rural and underserved communities in the next four years.  Finally, he has helped implement a Native American Pathways Program to recruit and prepare Native American students for medical and health professions practice in their home tribal communities.

Maaike Flinkenflögel, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Maaike Flinkenflögel, is a Dutch medical doctor who has been working in the field of international health and health professions education for the past 15 years, mainly in in Sub Sahara Africa. She has a strong interest in PHC and the development of family medicine training in Sub Sahara Africa. Presently she is an advisor in postgraduate education in international health at KIT Royal Tropical Institute Amsterdam.

 Danette Mckinley, Co-Editor-in-Chief   
As Assistant Vice President of Research and Data Resources at the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER), Dr. McKinley concentrates her efforts on the development of research programs on international medical education and the migration of health care workers. She serves as a reviewer for several medical education journals and is currently Section Editor for BMC Medical Education. She worked with international health professions education faculty, providing guidance and analytic support for their research. Dr. McKinley holds a B.A. in Psychology from Williams College, an M.A. in Research Methodology from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Temple University.

Robert Woollard, Associate Editor

Dr Woollard is Professor of Family Practice at UBC. He has extensive national and international experience in the fields of medical education, the social accountability of medical schools, ecosystem approaches to health, and sustainable development. He co-chairs the Global Consensus on Social Accountability for Medical Schools (GCSA) and does extensive work in this area with many international bodies.

Ian Cameron, Associate Editor

Dr Cameron was a GP with obstetrics and anaesthetics in a remote Australian town. He then became the CEO of an NGO promoting a rural health workforce. He has extensive research experience especially around the health of Aboriginal people and the rural and remote health workforce. For many years he was the West Pacific member of the Executive Committee of the Network Towards Unity For Health.

Francisco Lamus-Lemus, Associate Editor

Francisco Lamus-Lemus, is an associate professor at the School of Medicine at Universidad de La Sabana in Chía- Colombia, where he is appointed as Chief of the Department of Medical Education and Director of the Masters in Public Health program. He graduated as a medical doctor in 1989, completed his specialty in Pediatrics in 1994, and finished an MPH degree in 1995. Since 1999 he has been part of the Family and Community Medicine team that supports health professions students working with communities in the development of community health projects. He has also been involved in the implementation of early childhood development and primary health research and training initiatives nationally and abroad. 


 Karen Peters, Book and Electronic Media Review Editor 
Dr. Karen E. Peters is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Community Health Sciences at the School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). She holds joint appointments as Assistant Professor in the Graduate College of UIC and an Adjunct appointment in the Department of Family and Community Medicine in the National Center for Rural Health Professions, College of Medicine - Rockford. Dr. Peters serves as the Program Director of the Illinois Area Health Education Centers Network Program and   holds a faculty affilaitations with UIC's Institute for Health Research and Policy in the Illinois Prevention Research Center and in the Center for Research on Health and Aging where she serves as Co-Investigator.  Dr. Peters teaches courses in  global public health and in health policy analysis at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her research interests are in evidence based community health intervention development, implementation, evaluation and diffusion, most recently in the areas of cardiovascular disease, arthritis and oral health among underserved urban and rural populations. Her area of expertise is translation of population-based health promotion and disease prevention interventions to practice using community based participatory action research models.


Payal Bansal, Managing Editor
Payal Bansal is Professor and Head of the Institute of Medical Education Technology and Teachers' Training, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) at its Regional Centre in Pune, India. She graduated from Christian Medical College, Ludhiana and completed her post graduation in Surgery from PGIMER (Postgraduate Institute for Medical Education and Research), Chandigarh, India.

Dr. Bansal’s medical education training includes three International Fellowships in Medical Education through the Foundation for Advancement in International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) : in 2004-2005, the year-long Medical Education Scholar’s Program at the University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan; in 2007-2009, FAIMER Institute Fellowship in Education and Leadership at FAIMER, Philadelphia ; and from 2011-2013, the Master’s in Health Professions Education Fellowship at Maastricht University, the Netherlands.

Areas of interest in health professions education are faculty development, assessment, program evaluation and facilitating change through educational capacity building programs. Through her work at the Department of Medical Education at MUHS, Dr. Bansal has developed a model for health professions education capacity building through a Health Science University. She is responsible for curriculum development and implementation of her department’s programs and programs for national and international faculty. She also serves on faculty for the Regional Institute Programs of FAIMER in India. She has been instrumental in bringing several grants to her university, the most recent being the $250,000 Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative Award, given jointly to MUHS and the University of Michigan, USA.

Dr. Bansal has served as a Member of the Undergraduate Working Group for curriculum reform in Medical Education – Vision 2015 of the Medical Council of India from 2010-2011. She is a member of the Academic Council and Chairperson of the Board of Studies in Medical Education at MUHS, and a member of the Exam Reform Committee. She has written many book chapters and has several publications in medical education. She is a reviewer for seven international medical education journals.


Jack Boulet
Jack Boulet, Ph.D. is the Director of Research and Tracking for the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER®). He received his doctorate in 1996 from the University of Ottawa, specializing in educational measurement.Dr. Boulet has published extensively in the field of medical education, focusing specifically on measurement issues pertaining to performance-based assessments, including objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) and various mannequin-based methodologies. More recently, he has become involved in health workforce research, conducting studies to enumerate, and assess the impact of, physician migration.

William Burdick
As FAIMER’s Director of Education, William Burdick, M.D., M.S.Ed., oversees the Foundation’s efforts to create educational resources for international medical educators. Dr. Burdick has been a Co-Director of the FAIMER Institute since its inception in 2001. He also serves as ECFMG’s Assistant Vice President of Assessment Services, a position he has held since 1999.

Dr. Burdick is Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine, and has been recognized for teaching excellence with the Lindback Award and the Trustees' Award. A graduate of Oberlin College, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, and Cornell University Weill School of Medicine, Dr. Burdick completed training in Internal Medicine at Boston City Hospital and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

Robbert Duvivier
Robbert Duvivier is a 24-year-old student from Maastricht University, The Netherlands. After graduating from secondary school he spent his gap year travelling the globe.

Robbert has worked on medical education issues since the onset of his academic life on local, national and international level. Locally: He was involved in the student council at the Faculty of Medicine, Maastricht University and was student board member at the Institute of Medical Education. Furthermore, he co-organised the elective course "International Health and Tropical Medicine" which is taken by 150 second-year students and entirely organised by medical students.

Nationally: Robbert served as Vice President of the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations The Netherlands (IFMSA-NL) in 2005-2006.

Internationally: Recently, he was elected Liaison Officer on Medical Education issues to the executive board of the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA). In this capacity he will represent medical students in the executive board of Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) and in the executive council of World Federation of Medical Education (WFME). Before that, he served as Vice President of the European Medical Students' Association (EMSA) in 2006-2007.

His professional interests include clinical skills training, the promotion of global equality in medical education and health professional workforce issues. He is currently pursuing a PhD in medical education, alongside the clinical part of his medical degree.

He has travelled extensively on five continents and coordinated projects in Kenya and Southern Sudan. He hopes to eventually combine his clinical practice with a career in either public health academia or with an international non-governmental organisation. In his spare time he enjoys long-distance running, photography and spending time with family and friends.

Trevor Gibbs
Professor Trevor Gibbs is currently Professor of Primary Care and Medical Education at the Ukraine National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education. As a General Practitioner and academic for over thirty years, he has extensive experience in the development and delivery of Primary Care and Community-based Education. He has been involved with many of the innovations in Primary Care over these years; instigatory in the creation of the concept of the Practice Nurse in the UK on the early 1980s, leading the development of small practice Fund holding and Practice Management in the early 1990’s, and creating the largest community-based undergraduate medical education programme in the UK at Liverpool in the mid 1990s. He has recently provided policy direction for the proposed new training curriculum for UK General Practice, and the proposals for re-certification and re-accreditation of General Practitioners.

As a lead in Vocational Training for General Practice, he was Deputy Dean of Postgraduate General Practice in Liverpool and Director of Community Studies in Liverpool Medical School.

His experience in General Practice and his interest in Medical Education have given him the opportunity to develop medical curricular programmes in many parts of the world. He has held Chairs in Family Medicine and Medical Education in South Africa, the Middle East, Ukraine, Japan and Hong Kong. He writes extensively on the subject of Medical Education and retains an Executive position as Educational Consultant to the Association of Medical Education in Europe.

His research interests are in International Medical Education, Adolescent Health and the relationship between nutrition, diet and health in developing countries.

Hilliard Jason
Hilliard Jason, MD, EdD has devoted his career since the late 1950s to finding ways to help enhance the quality and humanize the process of teaching and practice in the health professions. “Hill” pursued medical and educational doctorates at the University of Buffalo plus a residency and fellowship in psychiatry at the University of Rochester and McGill University. He was founding Director of the Office of Medical Education Research and Development at Michigan State University and the Division of Faculty Development at the Association of American Medical Colleges. He is former Editor of the journal, Education for Health: Change in Learning and Practice and is now Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine, at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

With his wife, Jane Westberg, PhD, Hill has co-authored 7 academic books and more than 40 widely distributed educational videos. He has hosted or co-hosted more than 60 educational videos. Hill was responsible for one of the pioneering studies of medical problem solving, which culminated in the influential book, Medical Problem Solving: An Analysis of Clinical Reasoning (Elstein, A. S. and others. (1978) Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press) and for the two largest, multi-institutional studies of the instructional process in medicine ever done (the second of which culminated in the book, Teachers and Teaching in U.S. Medical Schools (Jason, H., & Westberg, J. (1982). Norwalk, Connecticut: Appleton-Century-Crofts).

Hill has been a consultant to health professions educational programs in 32 countries.

Tadahiko Kozu
Tadahiko Kozu, M.D. graduated from the School of Medicine University Tokyo in 1965. He was a Professor of Gastroenterology and GI-Endoscopy at the Institute of Gastroenterology in Tokyo Women’s Medical University until 1995, when he was appointed as the Professor of Medical Education for the newly-established Department of Medical Education in Tokyo Women’s Medical University. He was the first Professor of Medical Education in Japan. In 2003, he semi-retired and became Professor Emeritus of Tokyo Women’s Medical University.

Dr. Kozu has engaged himself in the innovation of medical education in Japan since 1990, when Tokyo Women’s Medical University started the new integrated curriculum, with which PBL was implemented for the first time in Japan. He has served as a real advocator of PBL during these 18 years. Dr. Kozu has also been active internationally. He has shared his rich experiences in medical education to 61 colleges of medical, dental, nursing, pharmaceutical, science, in countries such as Japan, USA, UK, Korea, Mainland China, and Taiwan. He is an Education Committee member of the World Gastroenterology Organization (OMGE).

Currently, Dr. Kozu is an advisor of Tokyo Women’s Medical University, a councilor of Japanese Medical Education Foundation, a member of Mutual Accreditation Committee of the Japan University Accreditation Association, Committee for University Accreditation of the National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Accreditation, an honorary member of the Japan Society for Medical Education, a trustee of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society and a chairman of the Committee for Board Certification of JGES, a special member of the Japan Society of Gastroenterology and a deputy chair of the Committee for Postgraduate Education of the JSGE, an Honorary Invited Researcher of the International Research Center for Medical Education at the University of Tokyo, and a trustee of the University of Occupational and Environmental Health.


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