- 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 in January 2015. Dual trained as an historian of medicine (PhD) and behavioral scientist (MPH), she currently dedicates most of her to effort supporting the department’s educational mission.
In 2016, Dr. Clark supported the department’s graduate certificate, master’s and doctoral programs in Clinical and Translational Science by serving as the Chair of the Admissions Committee and as a course director of the core course in Ethics and Responsible Conduct of Research. With support from an e-Learning Award from the University’s Center for Enhancement on Learning and Teaching (CELT), Dr. Clark is continuing to develop online instructional materials for the programs. She delivered four presentations on instructional innovation to university, state, and national audiences.
In partnership with the University of Kentucky’s Lewis Honors College, Dr. Clark has also been leading the development of the department’s undergraduate course offerings. In 2016, she developed and offered two new undergraduate courses. The first course, Doctoring Undercover, is an experiential learning course focused on premedical student shadowing. As the culmination of their coursework, the students produced an online shadowing activity guide for other students who wish to shadow (www.shadowing.healthcare.com); the website is currently being scaled for use by students in other instructional contexts. The second course, Morality, Habit, and Health, is an introduction to the history of health behavior. Course development was supported by a federal grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and inspired an accompanying textbook proposal.
In preparation for the renewal of the University’s Center for Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), Dr. Clark piloted an evidence-based mentor training curriculum for junior faculty affiliated with the Center for Clinical and Translational Science. She is continuing to work on adapting the program to the local context at the University of Kentucky.
In addition to her instructional work, Dr. Clark has been productive in service and in her field-specific research. She became Associated Faculty with the University of Kentucky’s Program in Bioethics and a member of the Hospital Ethics Committee. In this capacity, she is in training to provide clinical ethics consultations. She has given two presentations to state audiences of medical practitioners on bioethical issues and one research ethics lecture to University of Kentucky faculty; all were eligible for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit. Her peer-reviewed book on the recent history and ethics of the addiction treatment industry, The Recovery Revolution, will be published by Columbia University Press in 2017.