1015 Walnut Street
Curtis Building, Suite 319
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Charles A. Pohl, MD
Chancellor, Jefferson Center City Campus
Vice Provost for Student Affairs, Thomas Jefferson University
Vice Dean, Student Affairs and Career Counseling, SKMC
Director, Asano-Gonnella Center for Research in Medical Education & Health Care
Professor, Pediatric, SKMC Email Charles A. Pohl 215-503-6988
Aaron Douglas, PhD Associate Director, Jefferson Longitudinal Study Email Aaron Douglas 215-955-1581
Joseph Gonnella, MD
Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Dean Emeritus Email Joseph Gonnella 215-955-5492
Mohammadreza Hojat, PhD Professor, Director of the Jefferson Longitudinal Study Email Mohammadreza Hojat 215-955-9459
Vittorio Maio, PharmD, MS, MSPH
Managing Director, Asano-Gonnella Center for Research in Medical Education & Health Care
Professor, Jefferson College of Population Health
Director, Health Economics & Outcomes Research Fellowship, Jefferson College of Population Health Email Vittorio Maio 215-955-1821
Phyllis M. Accetta
Administrative Assistant to Dr. Gonnella
Contact Ms. Accetta
Mrs. Accetta is the Administrative Assistant to Dr. Joseph Gonnella, Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Dean Emeritus. She came to the Center in July 2000. Prior to coming to the Center she was Secretary to the Dean of Jefferson Medical College. She also provides support to Center staff for the preparation of project reports, slide presentations, meetings and events.
Contact Ms. Carroll
Shira Carroll joined CRMEHC in January 2015. Shira is the Administrative Assistant for the Center and to Vittorio Maio, Managing Director. She is also the Project Coordinator for the Jefferson Scale of Empathy. Her responsibilities include providing information and permission for the use of the JSE and assessment scales to researchers around the globe. She maintains a database of clients, translations and provides quarterly reports on the project. She also provides administrative support to Center staff for a variety of projects and publications.
Lifan He, MS
Contact Mr. He
Lifan He earned his MS at Temple University in Health Informatics. He provides technical support for computer applications in medical education such as ExamSoft in the preclinical curriculum, the Longitudinal Study, clinical skills assessments, Clinical Clerkship Review and NBME Subject Examinations in the preclinical and clinical curriculum.
Jennifer DeSantis, M. Ed
Senior Research Study Analyst
Contact Ms. DeSantis
Jennifer DeSantis is a Senior Research Study Analyst at the Center. She has over twelve years of experience in psychology and education research and management, with an M.Ed from Stanford University and a BA from Vassar College. At the Center, she performs statistical analyses for collaborative projects with faculty and students working under the Jefferson Longitudinal Study, and for the national Project in Osteopathic Medical Education and Empathy. She has co-authored seven publications since she joined the Center in 2014. She also manages technical, analytic, and scoring services for clients using the Jefferson Scale of Empathy in their institutional research, which in this past year alone comprised of twenty domestic and international research studies.
Edward C. Nicks, Jr.
Contact Mr. Nicks
Mr. Nicks is a statistical assistant whose primary responsibility is coordinating examination and evaluation services for the Medical College and the College of Health Professions. He assists with maintaining the longitudinal database of medical students and graduates, coordinating mailings, collecting data and providing statistical analysis and reports. He also assists with managing computers and other hardware within the Center.
Contact Ms. Rabinowitz
Mrs. Rabinowtiz is Programmer/Analyst for the Center. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Mathematics from Rutgers University. She is responsible for SAS programming for projects in health care. In the past year, the main areas of her focus have been on collaborative projects studying the quality and cost of care in the Italian health care system.