- 110 Medical Behavioral Science Building
PhD, Emory University
MPH, Emory University
BA, Vassar College
Dr. Clark joined the University of Kentucky’s Department of Behavioral Science as Special Title Series faculty responsible for supporting the department’s educational mission. Dual trained as an historian of medicine (PhD) and behavioral scientist (MPH), she currently dedicates most of her to effort to developing programs in premedical, medical, graduate, and continuing education. She completed the following activities during 2017:
At the premedical level, she submitted a proposal for a new certificate program in Medical Behavioral Science and co-founded the pathway program Special Interest Group (SIG) for the American Association of Medical College’s (AAMC) Southern Group on Educational Affairs. With grant support from the University of Kentucky Libraries, she is developing an alternative textbook that integrates social and behavioral science content into premedical students’ shadowing experiences. The resource will be used in classroom contexts and made available to thousands of students who shadow annually at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.
At the medical level, she is supporting curriculum development for the Introduction to Clinical Medicine (ICM) curriculum, a course in behavioral science concepts and clinical skills required of all first-year medical students.
At the graduate level, she continued her term as chair of the admissions committee for the department’s graduate programs in Clinical and Translational Science. She also continues to serve as a course director for Research Ethics and updated the course’s original online modules to reflect recent changes to federal research regulations.
At the level of continuing education, she is working in partnership with the Center for Clinical and Translational Science to educate faculty in building mentoring relationships and in online educational resource production. She is also working in partnership with the Center for Learning and Teaching (CELT) and the Women in Medicine and Science (WIMS) initiative on faculty development programming in medical education.
In addition to her work in the classroom, Dr. Clark maintains productive research and grant activity. She was the lead author of two peer-reviewed presentations and one publication related to teaching. She continued her work on a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant-funded course on the history of health behavior and received a second NEH grant to direct a summer institute on Addiction in American History. Her book on the recent history of the addiction treatment industry, The Recovery Revolution, was published with Columbia University Press. A second book proposal is under external review.
Dr. Clark serves as a clinical ethics consultant for the University of Kentucky’s Program for Bioethics and on the Hospital Ethics Committee. She is an officer of the Cambridge Consortium for Bioethics Educators, and an active member of the Education and Outreach Group of the American Association for the History of Medicine, the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, and the Harvard Macy Institute for Educators in the Health Professions.