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The Center for Research in Medical Education & Health Care produces a variety of publications, including books, peer-reviewed journals and newsletters. Center faculty and staff collaborate in scholarly work with other JMC faculty and publish and present medical education and health services research projects in US and international journals and at scientific meetings.

Berg K, Majdan JF, Berg D, Veloski J, Hojat M. Medical students’ self-reported empathy and simulated patients’ assessments of student empathy: an analysis by gender and ethnicity. Academic Medicine, 2011; 86(8):984-988.

Berg K, Majdan JF, Berg D, Veloski J, Hojat M. A comparison of students’ self-reported empathy with simulated patients’ assessment of he student empathy. Medical Teacher, 2011; 33:388-391.

Del Canale S, Louis DZ, Maio V, Wang X, Rossi G, Hojat M, Gonnella JS. Physicians’ Empathy and Disease Complications: An Empirical Study of Primary Care Physicians and Their Diabetic Patients in Parma, Italy. Academic Medicine, 2012; 87(9), 1243-124.

Fields SK, Mahan P, Hojat M, Tillman P, Maxwell K. Measuring empathy in healthcare profession students using the Jefferson Scale of Physician Empathy: Health Provider-Student Version. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 2011; 25:287-293.

Fjortoft N, Van Winkle LJ, Hojat M. Measuring empathy in pharmacy students. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 2011; 75(6) (Article 109):1-6.

Forstater AT, Chauhan N, Allen A, Hojat M, Lopez BL. An emergency department shadowing experiences for emergency medicine residents: Can it prevent erosion of empathy? (abstract). Academic Emergency Medicine, 2011; 18(10), s2.

Gonnella JS, Hojat M. Medical education, social accountability, and patient outcomes (commentary). Medical Education, 2012;46,3-4.

Gonnella JS, Hojat M, Veloski JJ. The Jefferson Longitudinal Study of Medical Education [AM Last Page], Academic Medicine, 2011; 86, 404.

Hageman H, Jeffe D, Mavis B, Veloski JJ, Paolo A. Are medical schools' clinical skills examinations predictive of students' performance on USMLE Step 2CS? Accepted for publication, Simulation in Healthcare.

Hojat, M. Guiding medical students toward empathetic patient care. AAMC Reporter, 2012; 21(6), 3.

Hojat M, Cohen, MJM.  Perception of pain as related to empathy, sympathy, mirror neuron system, and the perception-action model. In M. Incayawar & K. Todd (Eds.). Culture, brain, and analgesia (pp. 375-385). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Hojat M, Gonnella JS. An instrument for measuring pharmacist and physician attitudes toward collaboration: Preliminary psychometric data. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 2011; 26:66-72.

Hojat M, Louis DZ, Markham FW, Wender R, Maxwell K, Gonnella JS. A Brief Instrument to Measure Patient’s Overall Satisfaction with Primary Care Physicians. Family Medicine, 2011; 43(6): 412-417.

Hojat M, Louis DZ, Markham FW, Wender R, Rabinowitz C, Gonnella JS. Physicians’ empathy and clinical outcomes in diabetic patients. Accepted for publication. Academic Medicine, 2011; 86(3):359-364.

Hojat M, Louis DZ, Maxwell K, Gonnella JS. The Jefferson Scale of Empathy (JSE): An update. Health Policy Newsletter, 2011; 24, 5-6.

Hojat M, Spandorfer J, Isenberg G, Vergare M, Fassihi R. (in press). Psychometrics of the scale of attitudes toward physician-pharmacist collaboration: A study with medical students. Medical Teacher.

Hojat M, Spandorfer J, Louis DZ, Gonnella JS. Empathic and sympathetic orientations toward patient care: Conceptualization, measurement, and psychometrics. Academic Medicine, 2011; 86, 989-995.


Hojat M, Veloski JJ, Gonnella JS. Physician lifelong learning: Conceptualization, measurement and correlates in full-time clinicians, academic physicians and medical students. In Neimeyer, G.J. & Taylor, J.M., H Continuing Professional Development and Lifelong Learning Issues, Impacts and Outcomes,  Nova Science Publishers, 2012.

Isenberg G, Berg K, Veloski JA, Berg D, Veloski JJ, Yeo CJ.  Evaluation of the use of patient-focused simulation for student assessment in a surgery clerkship. Accepted for publication, The American Journal of Surgery.

Kataoka HU, Koide N, Hojat M, Gonnella JS. Measurement and correlates of empathy among female Japanese physicians. BMC Medical Education, 2012; 12, 48.

Maio V, Donatini A, Jutckowiz E, Sforza S, Del Canale S, Bassi MB, Fabi M, Lazzarato M, Ricco D, Brambilla A, Louis DZ. Physician Profiling in Primary Care in Emilia-Romagna Region, Italy: A Tool for Quality Improvement. Health Policy Newsletter, 2012; 25 (1): 8-9.

McAna J, Couto J, Goldfarb N, Henry M, Piefer G, Rapier G. Improved cardiac management with a disease management program incorporating comprehensive lipid profiling. Population Health Management, 2012; 15(1):46-51.

Misra-Hebert AD, Isaacson JH, Kohn M,  Hull AL, Hojat M, Papp KK, Calabrese L. Improving empathy of physicians through guided reflective writing. International Journal of medical Education, 2012; 3, 71-77.

Pohl CA, Hojat M, Arnold L. Peer nominations as related to academic attainment, empathy, and specialty interest. Academic Medicine, 86(6):747-751, 2011.

Ramaswamy R, Maio V, Diamond JJ, Talati AR, Hartmann CW, Arenson C, Roehl B. Potentially Inappropriate Prescribing in Elderly: Assessing Physician Knowledge, Confidence and Barriers. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 2011; 17 (6), 1153-1159.

Scott KW, Maio V, Dudash K, Templin M, Del Canale S. A physician-focused intervention to reduce inappropriate medications prescribing to older people. Drugs and Aging In press.

Stewart EA, Halegoua-De Marzio D, Guggenheim DE, Gotto J, Veloski JJ.  Resident scores on a Patient Satisfaction Survey:  Evidence for sustained communication. Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 2011; 487-489.

Suh DH, Hong JS, Lee DH, Gonnella JS, Hojat M. The Jefferson Scale of Physician Empathy: A preliminary psychometric study and group comparisons in Korean physicians. Medical Teacher, 2012; 34:e464-e468.

Van Winkle LJ, Fjortoft N, Hojat M. Impact of a workshop about aging on the empathy scores of pharmacy and medical students. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 2012; 76 (1). Article 9.

Van Winkel LJ, Fjortoft N, Hojat M. Validation of an instrument to measure pharmacy and medical students’ attitudes toward physician-pharmacist collaboration. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 2011; 75(9), Article 178.

Veloski JJ. Developing a tool to assess students’ attitudes toward chronic illness.  Jefferson Interprofessional Education and Care Newsletter, 2011; 3(1).

Ward J, Cody J, Schaal M, Hojat M. The empathy enigma: An empirical study of decline in empathy among undergraduate nursing students. Journal of Professional Nursing, 2012; 28, 34-40.

Williams DM, Fisicaro T, Veloski JJ, Berg D.  Development and evaluation of a program to strengthen first year residents' proficiency in leading end-of-life discussions. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. 2011; 28(5):328-334.

Yuen E, Louis DZ, Cisbani L, Rabinowitz C, DePalma R, Maio V, Grilli R. Using Administrative Data to Identify and Stage Breast Cancer Cases: Implications for Assessing Quality of Care. Tumori, 2011; 97:428-435.