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

Banerjee ES, Herring SJ, Hurley KE, Puskarz K, Yebernetsky K, LaNoue M. Overcoming Obesity: A Mixed Methods Study of the Impact of Primary Care Physician Counseling on Low-Income African American Women Who Successfully Lost Weight. American Journal of Health Promotion, Volume 32, Issue 2, 1 February 2018, Pages 374-380.

Cunningham, AT, Crittendon, DR, White, N, Mills GD, Diaz V, LaNoue MD. The effect of diabetes self-management education on HbA1c and quality of life in African-Americans: A systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Health Services ResearchOpen Access, Volume 18, Issue 1, 16 May 2018, Article number 367.

Cunningham AT, Delgado DJ, Jackson JD, Crawford AG, Jabbour S, Lieberthal RD, Diaz V, LaNoue M. Evaluation of an ongoing diabetes group medical visit in a family medicine practice. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, Volume 31, Issue 2, March-April 2018, Pages 279-281.

Hojat, M. Change in Empathy in Medical School. (Letter to the Editor). Medical Education, 2018; 52: 456-458.

Hojat, M, Gonnella, JS.  Emotional Domains of Empathy Matters, Too. (Letter to the Editor). Academic Medicine, 2017; 92: 1218-1219.

Kataoka H, Iwase T, Ogawa H, Mahmood S, Sato M, DeSantis J, Hojat M., Gonnella JS. Can Communication Skills Training Improve Empathy? A six-year longitudinal study of medical students in Japan. Medical Teacher. Published online April 2018.

LaNoue MD, Gerolamo, AM, Powell R, Nord G, Doty AMB, Rising KL. Development and preliminary validation of a scale to measure patient uncertainty: The “Uncertainty Scale.” J Health Psychol. 2018 Jan 1:1359105317752827. doi: 10.1177/1359105317752827.

LaNoue M, Roter DL. Exploring patient-centeredness: The relationship between self-reported empathy and patient-centered communication in medical trainees. Patient Education and Counseling, Volume 101, Issue 6, June 2018, Pages 1143-1146.

Louis DZ, Callahan CA, Robeson M, Liu M, McRae J, Gonnella JS, Lombardi M, Maio V. Predicting Risk of Hospitalisation: A Retrospective Population-Based Analysis in a Paediatric Population in Emilia- Romagna, Italy. BMJ Open 2018;8:e019454. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019454

Varga S, Alcusky M, Keith SW, Hegarty SE, Del Canale S, Lombardi M, Maio V. Hospitalization Rates during Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in a Large Population-Based Cohort of Older Adults. Br J Clin Pharm. 2017;83:2572–2580 DOI:10.1111/bcp.13365