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

Research Collaborators

The Center for Research in Medical Education and Health Care collaborates with multiple other Thomas Jefferson University faculty and staff.  These individuals served a major role on externally funded Center projects in the current academic year.

Scott W. Keith, PhD, MS

Assistant Professor
Biostatistics Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics

Dr. Keith received his BA from The University of Vermont, his MS in Mathematics from The University of New Orleans, and his PhD in Biostatistics from The University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is Associate Editor of Frontiers in Nutrition Methodology and an editorial board member of the American Journal of Medical Quality. Dr. Keith’s research interests include obesity-related outcomes, cancer outcomes, risk of hospitalization, medication usage and policy, modeling event rate data and developing nonlinear statistical methods. He teaches GC 630: “Fundamentals of Clinical Trials” in the Jefferson College of Life Sciences. Dr. Keith is collaborating with Center faculty and staff on several projects being performed in collaboration with the Agency for Health and Social Care of the Emilia-Romagna Region and the Parma Local Health Authority.

Mary R. Robeson

Project Coordinator
Center Scholar

Mary R. Robeson has worked with collaborative projects study­ing the quality and cost of care in the Italian health care system and in the develop­ment of a longitudinal, population-based, health care utili­zation database including the four mil­lion resi­dents of the Emilia-Romagna Region of Italy.  She has also been involved in stu­dent assessment and evaluation of the medical education programs. Ms. Robeson also has played a major role in the data analysis and scoring of the OSCEs at the Clini­cal Skills Center and had been responsible for collect­ing systematic data to monitor the core clinical clerkships at the University and other affiliated hospitals. She has been a consultant for the evalua­tion ser­vices for the Medical College and the College of Health Professions and also worked as an Instructor in the Depart­ment of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Jef­ferson. Her background is in psy­chology and sociology, statistics, test­ing, and measurement. Ms. Robeson holds a master’s degree in educational measurement from the University of Pennsylvania.