Asano-Gonnella Center for Research in Medical Education & Health Care


The Asano-Gonnella 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 Sidney Kimmel Medical College faculty and publish and present medical education and health services research projects in U.S. and international journals and at scientific meetings.

Center Publications

Markham F, Westlake E, DeSantis J. The effect of reflection rounds on medical students’ empathy. Medical Research Archives, 2021:9(7)7, 2021. doi:

Fukuyasu Y, Kataoka HU, Honda M, Iwase T, Ogawa H, Sato M, Watanabe M, Fujii C, Wada J, DeSantis J, Hojat M, Gonnella JS. The effect of Humanitude care methodology on improving empathy: a six-year longitudinal study of medical students in Japan. BMC Med Educ. 2021; 21(1):316.


Hojat M, DeSantis J, Cain RA, Speicher MR, Bragan L, Calabrese LH. Attitudes toward osteopathic medicine scale: development and psychometrics. International Journal of Medical Education, 2021:12, 222-232. doi: 10.5116/ijme.615c.2cfa

Molaei M, Maio V. Ensuring the success of telemedicine post Covid-19 American Journal of Medical Quality 2021;36(4):281-282

Nayar R, Chute D, Douglas A, Tyler Sandersfeld, Rebecca Johnson. Harmonization of training, training program requirements, board certification, and the practice of cytopathology: Data from the American Board of Pathology surveys, Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology, 2021:10(5),447-458.

Rosenthal S, Schlussel Y, Yaden MB, DeSantis J, Trayes K, Pohl C, Hojat M. Persistent Impostor Phenomenon Associated With Distress in Medical Students. Family Medicine, 53:118-122, 2021.

Thomas RB, Maio V, Chen A, Park S, Waters D, Keith SW, Csik VP. Breast cancer stage is associated with exceeding target price in the oncology care model. JCO Oncology Practice, 2021:17(11), E1660-E1667. doi: 10.1200/OP.21.00270

Varshney K, Anaele B, Molaei M, Frasso R, Maio V. Risk Factors for Poor Outcomes Among Patients with Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis (XDR-TB): A Scoping Review. Infection and Drug Resistance 2021 Dec 16;14:5429-5448. doi: 10.2147/IDR.S339972.

Gonnella, Joseph, Clara Callahan, J. Veloski, Jennifer DeSantis, and Mohammadreza Hojat. Fifty Years of Findings from the Jefferson Longitudinal Study of Medical Education. 1st ed. Springer; 2022.

Keith SW, Maio V, Arafat HA, Alcusky M, Karagiannis T, Rabinowitz C Louis DZ. Angiotensin blockade therapy and survival in pancreatic cancer: A population study. BMC Cancer, 2022:22(1), 150. doi:

Asano-Gonnella Center for Research in Medical Education and Health Care / Annual Report 2021-2022 15

Aliberti SM, De Caro F, Funk RHW, Schiavo L, Gonnella J, Boccia G, Capunzo M. Extreme longevity: Analysis of the direct or indirect influence of environmental factors on old, nonagenarians, and centenarians in Cilento, Italy. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2022:19(3), article number 1589.

Nguyen J, Maio V, Handley N. Improving cancer care through digital health coaching. American Journal of Medical Quality: The Official Journal of the American College of Medical Quality, 2022:37(4), 369-370. doi: 10.1097/JMQ.0000000000000059

Gonnella JS, Callahan CA. Erdmann JB, Veloski JJ, Markle RA, Hojat M. In reply to Levy and Ahmed. Academic Medicine, 2022:97(5), 623. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000004617

Keith SW, Waters D, Alcusky M Hegarty S, Jafari N, Lombardi M, Maio V. The medical home initiative in Italy: An analysis of changes in healthcare utilization. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 2022:37(6), 1380-1387. doi: 10.1007/s11606-021-07040-9

Velu PD, Cushman-Vokoun A, Ewalt MD, Feilotter H, Gastier-Foster JM, Goswami RS, Laudadio J, Olsen RJ, Johnson R, Schlinsog A, Douglas A, Sandersfeld T, Kaul KL. Alignment of Fellowship Training with Practice Patterns for Molecular Pathologists: A Report of the Association for Molecular Pathology Training and Education Committee. J Mol Diagn. 2022 Aug;24(8):825-840. doi: 10.1016/j.jmoldx.2022.04.011

Douglas AR. The need for a common set of competencies as components of a medical professionalism construct, paired with a common program of assessment. In M. Ćurković & A. Borovečki (eds.). The bridge between bioethics and medical practice: medical professionalism. New York: NY Springer; 2022:In Press.