Constance D. Baldwin, Ph.D.

Constance D. Baldwin, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 777
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-8425

Professional Bio

Dr. Baldwin is the Founding Director of the Academic Pediatric Association's Educational Scholars Program (ESP), a faculty development program for academic pediatricians that aims to teach scholars how to develop, implement, evaluate and disseminate educational interventions or evaluation methods by a creative, planned and rigorous process. Since 2006, the ESP has enrolled 122 scholars and 61 have graduated. In the context of the ESP, Dr. Baldwin conducts research and evaluation studies on the development of careers in educational scholarship. She has also collaborated on the development of a Toolbox for the Evaluation of Educators, published by the Task Force on Educator Evaluation, Group on Educational Affairs, Association of American Medical Colleges.

Dr. Baldwin served for 5 years on the Academic General Pediatrics Accreditation Committee of the Academic Pediatric Association, developing standardized national guidelines for accreditation of general pediatrics fellowship training programs.

Research Bio

Dr. Baldwin earned her PhD in English from Stanford University. Her work focuses on faculty development in the grant writing and scientific communications, curriculum and evaluation development, and educational scholarship. She has also engaged in many aspects of research education over her career, including grant consultations. Since 1998, Dr. Baldwin has taught yearly courses in scientific writing, given dozens of local and national workshops on scientific writing, and mentored many fellows and faculty in scientific communications.

Awards & Honors (National)

Best Poster Award "A Portfolio Toolbox for Educators and Those Who Evaluate Them" | Annual Meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges | Boston, MA 2009
National Pediatric Faculty Development Scholar | Ambulatory Pediatric Association 1998 - 2000

Awards & Honors (Local)

Recognition for Special Contributions to Research | University of Texas Medical Branch, Department of Pediatrics 1990
Phi Beta Kappa 1968
Woodrow Wilson Fellow 1968

Recent Journal Articles

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2014 Jul
Gusic ME, Baldwin CD, Chandran L, Rose S, Simpson D, Strobel HW, Timm C, Fincher RM. "Evaluating educators using a novel toolbox: applying rigorous criteria flexibly across institutions." Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. 2014 Jul; 89(7):1006-11.
Conn A-M, Calais C, Szilagyi M, Baldwin CD, Jee, SH. "Youth in Out-of-Home Care: Relation of Engagement in Structured Group Activities with Social and Mental Health Measures". Children and Youth Services Review. 2014; 36: 201-205.
Craig MS, Garfunkel LC, Baldwin CD, Mann KJ, Moses JM, Co JP, Blumkin AK, Szilagyi PG. "Pediatric resident education in quality improvement (QI): a national survey." Academic pediatrics. 2014 14(1):54-61.
2013 Oct
Cameron C, Collie CL, Baldwin CD, Bartholomew LK, Palmer JL, Greer M, Chang S. "The development of scientific communication skills: a qualitative study of the perceptions of trainees and their mentors." Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. 2013 Oct; 88(10):1499-506.
Hoilette LK, Blumkin AK, Baldwin CD, Fiscella K, Szilagyi PG. "Community health centers: medical homes for children?" Academic pediatrics. 2013 13(5):436-42.

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics (SMD) - Primary


PhD | English | Stanford University1973
MA | English | Stanford University1970
BA | English Language and Literature | Reed College1968