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 dedicates most of her effort to developing educational programs with secondary effort dedicated to research and service.
At the premedical level, Dr. Clark started a new undergraduate certificate program in Medical Behavioral Science and continued to lead the new pathway program Special Interest Group for the American Association of Medical Colleges’ (AAMC) Southern Group on Educational Affairs. At the medical level, she is co-course director and a small group preceptor for Introduction to Clinical Medicine, a year-long course in behavioral science concepts and communication skills required of all first-year medical students. At the graduate level, she serves as chair of the department’s admissions and curriculum committees. She continues to offer the graduate program in Clinical and Translational Science’s course in Research Ethics and has begun developing a new curriculum for the program’s departmental seminar. At the level of continuing education, she worked in partnership with the Center for Clinical and Translational Science to educate faculty in building mentoring relationships and in online educational resource production. She serves as co-chair of the Women in Medicine and Science’s subcommittee on Education and Professional Development, for which she coordinates relevant workshops and events.
In addition to her work in the classroom, Dr. Clark maintains productive research and grant activity. In 2018, she authored four peer-reviewed presentations and one publication related to teaching. She received a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant to direct a summer institute on teaching about Addiction in American History which was held in June 2018. She also secured an advance contract to publish a behavioral health textbook based on work completed with assistance from a previous NEH grant.
Dr. Clark serves on the College of Medicine’s Curriculum Committee and on the Hospital Ethics Committee, for which she provides clinical ethics consultation. She is a member of the American Association for the History of Medicine and the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities. In 2018 she was appointed as a co-director of the Cambridge Consortium for Bioethics Education-USA Working Group and selected as a 2019 faculty member of the Harvard Macy Institute for Educators in the Health Professions.