Research 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.