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Faculty in the Hospital Medicine Division at Strong Memorial are actively involved in research and other scholarship.

  • Dr. Valerie Lang interests focus on the teaching and assessment of clinical reasoning, high value care, and diagnostic error. She co-led the development of the SIMPLE virtual patient program that is used by over 110 medical schools.
  • Dr. Alec O'Connor has completed projects aimed at improving the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of pain management. He is currently working on projects aimed at improving the efficiency and effectiveness of internal medicine resident and student education on the medical service.
  • Dr. Amy Blatt has conducted research on educational interventions for young hospitalized patients transitioning from pediatric to adult care.