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Colleen Fogarty

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
DepartmentFamily Medicine
 Awards And Honors
2014     Family Medicine Faculty Teaching Award  | Highland Hospital/URMC Family Medicine Residency
2012     2011 Behavioral Science Forum Impact Award  | Association for Behavioral Science in Medical Education
1990 - 1992Scholar in Family Medicine  | University of Connecticut School of Medicine
2008     The DeWitt Brower Dean's Teaching Fellow  | University of Rochester Medical Center
2009     Top 10% Reviewer  | Journal of American Board of Family Medicine
2009     URMC Creative Excellence Award. Essay, "Marked, Outside and In: A trilogy of 55 word stories"  | University of Rochester
2009     Workshop for Directors of Family Medicine Residencies, Poster Award - third place
1996     Highland Hospital/URMC Family Medicine Residency, Women's Health Care Award  | Highland Hospital/URMC Family Medicine Residency
2009     Brown Square Community Health Center, Residents' Staff Appreciation Award
2002     Family Medicine Education Consortium, Creative Writing Award "Could you Know?"
2008     URMC Creative Excellence Award Essay "I just want the best for my child"  | University of Rochester
2009     Award Winning Essay, "This I Believe"  | Family Medicine Education Consortium,
1995     Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Resident Teaching Award
1991     National Migrant Referral Project Scholarship Award
1998     Parke-Davis Teacher Development Award  | Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
2007     Best Workshop Award  | Northeast Regional Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
Dr. Fogarty is the Director of the Faculty Development Fellowship and Assistant Residency Director at the University of Rochester/Highland Hospital Department of Family Medicine. She earned her medical degree at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and completed residency at the University of Rochester. Dr Fogarty has additional training in Family Systems from the University of Rochester and a Master of Science in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the Boston University School of Public Health. A community health center "lifer" she has worked at CHC's in rural Michigan, rural and urban western New York, and South Boston. She now provides care for patients and families at Brown Square Community Health Center (CHC), the site of her residency practice.

Dr. Fogarty's publication record includes both empirical and creative work. Her scholarship includes work in primary care identification and management of mental health conditions, intimate partner violence, and cultural humility training. Her empiric publications have appeared in Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine, The Clinical Teacher, and other journals. She currently has funding from the Gold Foundation for Humanism in Healthcare to provide training to residents and faculty in Patient Centered Communication Strategies while Using the Electronic Health Record.

Dr. Fogarty is considered an expert in writing 55-word stories and using them as an educational tool for self-reflection. She has published many 55-word stories, poetry, and narrative essays in several journals, including Family Medicine, Health Affairs, Pulse Magazine, Medical Humanities, the Journal of Family Practice, and Families, Systems, and Health; She has received creative writing awards from the University of Rochester Cluster on Human Values in Healthcare and the Family Medicine Education Consortium. She practices and teaches writing 55-word stories with colleagues and residents, and edits the 55-word story column for the journal Families, Systems, and Health.

Dr Fogarty was named co-editor (with Larry Mauksch) of the journal, Families, Systems, and Health in 2013. She also serves as an ad hoc reviewer for many journals, and was recently recognized as one of the "top 10%" of reviewers for The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine.

A dedicated medical educator, she has taught many topics relevant to the Patient Centered Medical Home, including team development, team huddles, and supporting patient self-management.

 Selected Publications
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  1. Mauksch L, Fogarty CT. Getting granular: Learning from the details of collaborative relationships. Fam Syst Health. 2014 Mar; 32(1):1-3.
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  2. Fogarty CT, Mauksch LB. Reflections on the fifteenth annual meeting of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association: Broomfield, Colorado. Fam Syst Health. 2013 Dec; 31(4):323-5.
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  3. Carney PA, Waller E, Eiff MP, Saultz JW, Jones S, Fogarty CT, Corboy JE, Green L. Measuring family physician identity: the development of a new instrument. Fam Med. 2013 Nov-Dec; 45(10):708-18.
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  4. Fogarty CT. Helpless. Fam Med. 2013 Nov-Dec; 45(10):737.
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  5. Fogarty CT, Bogar CB, Costello P, Greenfield GW, Neely K. 55-word stories: a collection from the 32nd forum for behavioral science in family medicine. Fam Med. 2013 Oct; 45(9):656-7.
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  6. Fogarty CT, Mauksch LB. Inheritance and vision. Fam Syst Health. 2013 Sep; 31(3):237-8.
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  7. Fogarty CT. Diabetes: taking control of my health. Am Fam Physician. 2013 Jun 1; 87(11):758.
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  8. Russell HA, Rufus C, Fogarty CT, Fiscella K, Carroll J. 'You need a support. When you don't have that . . . chocolate looks real good'. Barriers to and facilitators of behavioural changes among participants of a Healthy Living Program. Fam Pract. 2013 Aug; 30(4):452-8.
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  9. Fogarty CT. Why I write. Fam Med. 2013 Jan; 45(1):52-3.
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  10. Eiff MP, Waller E, Fogarty CT, Krasovich S, Lindbloom E, Douglass AB, Pugno P, Green LA, Carney PA. Faculty development needs in residency redesign for practice in patient-centered medical homes: a P4 report. Fam Med. 2012 Jun; 44(6):387-95.
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  11. Morse DS, Lafleur R, Fogarty CT, Mittal M, Cerulli C. "They told me to leave": how health care providers address intimate partner violence. J Am Board Fam Med. 2012 May-Jun; 25(3):333-42.
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  12. Fogarty CT. What my cancer taught me: quit smoking before it's too late. Am Fam Physician. 2011 Dec 1; 84(11):1221.
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  13. Fogarty CT. Call it 'jiffy boob': what's lacking when care has assembly-line efficiency. Health Aff (Millwood). 2011 Nov; 30(11):2204-7.
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  14. Cronholm PF, Fogarty CT, Ambuel B, Harrison SL. Intimate partner violence. Am Fam Physician. 2011 May 15; 83(10):1165-72.
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  15. Fogarty CT, Schultz S. Team huddles: the role of the primary care educator. Clin Teach. 2010 Sep; 7(3):157-60.
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  16. Brown E, Carroll J, Fogarty C, Holt C. "They get a C-section...they gonna die": Somali women's fears of obstetrical interventions in the United States. J Transcult Nurs. 2010 Jul; 21(3):220-7.
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  17. Fogarty CT. Fifty-five word stories: "small jewels" for personal reflection and teaching. Fam Med. 2010 Jun; 42(6):400-2.
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  18. Balachandra SK, Carroll JK, Fogarty CT, Finigan EG. Family-centered maternity care for deaf refugees: the patient-centered medical home in action. Fam Syst Health. 2009 Dec; 27(4):362-7.
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  19. Eiff P, Garvin R, Fogarty CT, Lopresti L, Young RA, Duane MR, Creach ED, Saultz JW, Pugno P, Carney PA. A model for a standardized national family medicine graduate survey. Fam Med. 2009 May; 41(5):337-41.
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  20. Fogarty CT, Sharma S, Chetty VK, Culpepper L. Mental health conditions are associated with increased health care utilization among urban family medicine patients. J Am Board Fam Med. 2008 Sep-Oct; 21(5):398-407.
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  21. Fogarty CT, Fredman L, Heeren TC, Liebschutz J. Synergistic effects of child abuse and intimate partner violence on depressive symptoms in women. Prev Med. 2008 May; 46(5):463-9.
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  22. Fogarty CT, Burge S, McCord EC. Communicating with patients about intimate partner violence: screening and interviewing approaches. Fam Med. 2002 May; 34(5):369-75.
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  23. Fogarty CT, Brown JB. Screening for abuse in Spanish-speaking women. J Am Board Fam Pract. 2002 Mar-Apr; 15(2):101-11.
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