Research Perceptions in Osteopathic Medical Education

Presented by Grace Brannan on January 24, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Evidence-based medical practice demands that physicians acquire proficiency in research methods.

In this session we will discuss research perceptions of osteopathic medical students, interns, and residents.

Topics highlighted in this session will be:

  1. Development of a research perception tool.
  2. Key domains identified as influencing research perceptions.
  3. Impact of perceptions study in curriculum and experiences in research education at our institution.

Presenter Bios

Grace BrannanDr. Grace Brannan is a Sensory Scientist/Statistician with 20 years of industry and academic research, teaching and grant writing experience. Her expertise is in the areas of sensory science, qualitative and quantitative population-based, behavioral, and public health research studies, quality improvement, design of experiments, and statistics. She held a variety of technical consulting and management positions prior to joining the Centers for Osteopathic Research and Education (CORE) at Ohio University, in 2006. She has co-authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and has co-authored a book on statistically-based quality measures.

Dr. Brannan has been an associate member of the prestigious International Academy of Quality since 2007 and has conducted many research, sensory, and statistical trainings globally. In her current position as CORE Research Executive Director she advises physicians, residents, and medical students on research methodology and design and statistics. She holds a bachelors degree from the University of the Philippines, a Master of Science degree from the University of Georgia, and a Doctorate degree from Kansas State University.