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

Alcusky M, Thomas RB, Jafari N, Keith SW, Kee A, Del Canale S, Lombardi M, Maio V. Reduction in unplanned hospitalizations associated with a physician focused intervention to reduce potentially inappropriate medication use among older adults: a population-based cohort study. BMC Geriatrics, 2021;21(1):218. doi:

Chen, A, Patel, S, Alcusky M, Maio V. Will the COVID-19 pandemic finally fuel drug repurposing efforts? American Journal of Medical Quality, 2021;36(2):122-124. doi:  10.1097/01.JMQ.0000735440.58551.5b

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. doi:

Freibott C, Walker A, Maio V, Frasso R.  Educational programs implemented for pharmacists after state passage of a standing order for naloxone: A systematic review of current practices. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, 2021;61(3), e19-e27.

Gonnella JS, Callahan CA, Erdmann JB, Veloski JJ, Jafari N, Markle RA, Hojat M. Preparing for the MD: How long, at what cost, and with what outcomes? Acad Med. 2021; 96(1):101-107. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000003298

Hojat, M, DeSantis, J, Speicher, M, Braga, L., Calabrese, L. In reply to Schattner, and Ozair et al. (Letter to the Editor). Academic Medicine, 2021;96(3): 318.

Hojat, M, DeSantis, J, Ney, D, DeCleene-Do, H. Empathy of medical students and compassionate care for dying patients: An assessment of “No One Dies Alone” program. Journal of Patient Experience, 2021;7,164-168. First published October 6, 2020. doi:

Isenberg, G, Brown, A.M, DeSantis, J, Veloski, J, Hojat, M. The relationship between grit and selected personality measures in medical students. International Journal of Medical Education, 2021; 11:25-30. doi: 10.5116/ijme.5e01.f32d

Markham F, Westlake E, DeSantis J. The effect of reflection rounds on medical students’ empathy. Medical Research Archives, Volume 9, Issue 7, 2020. In Press.

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, Available online June 17, 2021. In Press.

Rosenthal S, Schlussel Y, Yaden MB, DeSantis J, Trayes K, Pohl C, Hojat M. Persistent impostor phenomenon is associated with distress in medical students. Fam Med. 2021; 53(2):118-122. doi: 10.22454/FamMed.2021.799997

Yaden M, Yaden D, Buffone A, Eichstaedt J, Crutchley P, Smith L, Cass J, Callahan C, Rosenthal S, Ungar L, Schwartz A, Hojat M. Linguistic analysis of empathy in medical school admission essays. International Journal of Medical Education, Open Access September 18, 2020; 11: 186-190.