Faculty & Staff



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  • Jane Lindsay Miller, Ph.D.
  • Director of OCRME
  • Associate Professor (Clinical), Family Medicine
  • jane-l-miller@uiowa.edu

Jane Lindsay Miller is the Director of OCRME and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine. For the past 16 years, she was the founding Director of the AHC Simulation Center and the Interprofessional Education and Resource Center (IERC) at the University of Minnesota. She began her career working as a medical anthropologist, assessing the impact of culture in the US, Nigeria, and South Africa on patients' perceptions of risk in contracting HIV/AIDS. This work in infectious disease (particularly in maternal/child health) led directly to an interest in best practices in teaching and assessment, collaborative practice among diverse healthcare disciplines, and meaningful engagement with patients and communities. She serves on multiple national committees and advisory boards for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. She publishes regularly on the use of simulation for healthcare education and practice, particularly as it relates to performance-based assessment and the acquisition of interprofessional team skills. Most recently, she served as principal investigator on a research project to develop and assess collaborative practice simulations in obstetric care and medical emergencies. She was voted Outstanding Educator of the Year by the Association of Standardized Patient Educators in 2016. She will be teaching the following courses: Current Issues in Medical Education and Simulation in Medical Education; co-teaching Teaching Methods in Medical Education and Portfolio.

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  • Patrick Barlow, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
  • Consultant-Program Evaluation
  • (319) 384-4291
  • patrick-barlow@uiowa.edu

Pat Barlow came to OCRME in September 2014 as a Research Design & Evaluation Consultant. Originally from the Minneapolis area, he completed his B.A. in English and Psychology at Saint John’s University (Collegeville, MN) before moving south to complete his Ph.D. in Evaluation, Statistics, & Measurement at the University of Tennessee. Pat has completed a number of evaluation projects spanning higher education, statewide college access networks, public health, and non-profit programs. For four years, he worked as a Statistical & Research Design Consultant at the UT Graduate School of Medicine where he developed, taught, and assessed the residency curriculum on research methods and statistics. Some of Pat’s research and teaching interests include evaluation and assessment in undergraduate and graduate medical education; survey design and construction; teaching statistics and research methods in medical education; and translational science evaluation. He will be teaching the following courses: Educational Research and Evaluation; co-teaching Portfolio.

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  • Clarence Kreiter, Ph.D.
  • Professor, Family Medicine
  • Consultant-Statistics and Measurement
  • (319) 335-8906 
  • clarence-kreiter@uiowa.edu

Clarence D. Kreiter is a Professor in the College of Medicine and the Office of Consultation and Research in Medical Education at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.  Dr. Kreiter received his PhD in quantitative psychology, measurement and statistics.  He serves on editorial board for two medical education journals and has published extensively on topics related to innovative cognitive and clinical skills assessment, statistical selection methods, research design, simulation, Bayesian reasoning, generalizability theory, and validity generalization.  He consults across the college on medical research design and statistics.  He will be teaching the following courses: Introduction to Educational Measurement in Medical Education and Assessment in Medical Education.

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  • Donna Lancianese, Ph.D.
  • Program Coordinator
  • Consultant-Program Evaluation and Research
  • (319)335-9760 
  • donna-lancianese@uiowa.edu

Donna Lancianese came to the OCRME in the fall 2017 as a Program Coordinator. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Iowa, where she focused on research methods, group processes, and gender. Before coming to OCRME, she performed evaluation research for substance use treatment centers in Iowa and substance use training programs at the University of Iowa.

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Marcy Rosenbaum is Faculty Development Consultant for OCRME and Professor in the Department of Family Medicine.  She began working at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in June 1998. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Medical Anthropology from the University of Kentucky. She helped develop and co-directs several comprehensive faculty development programs including the UI Teaching Scholars Program, the Community Teaching Scholars program and the Internal Medicine Fellows as Clinician Educators (FACE) program as well as providing numerous faculty development workshops throughout the College of Medicine.  Her teaching interests include interactive lecturing, providing effective feedback, and clinical teaching.  In the Masters in Medical Education Degree program she teaches courses in Teaching Methods, Clinical Teaching Methods, and Faculty Development. She has taught and conducted research on clinician-patient communication for more than 20 years.  She helped spearhead a comprehensive, longitudinal curriculum in the College of Medicine spanning all 4 years of the curriculum as well as providing faculty development training in communication skills teaching internationally.  Her research interests include medical education, faculty development and clinician-patient communication. She will be teaching the following courses: Clinical Teaching in Medical Education and Teaching and Assessing Communication Skills in Medical Education; co-teaching Teaching Methods in Medical Education, Study in Faculty Development, and Portfolio.


Kuan Xing, PhD
  • Kuan Xing, Ph.D.
  • Associate Director of Educational Measurement Research and Development, OCRME
  • Assistant Professor (Clinical), Family Medicine
  • Consultant-Statistics and Measurement/Assessment
  • (319) 335-1133
  • kuan-xing@uiowa.edu 

Kuan Xing joined OCRME in June 2023 as Associate Director of Educational Measurement Research and Development and Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Xing received his PhD in Educational Psychology and Master’s degree in Measurement, Evaluation, Statistics, and Assessment from University of Illinois – Chicago. His research interests include assessment methods in medical education, validity studies, simulation, and quantitative methodology. At OCRME, he serves as an assessment/measurement consultant and quantitative methodologist. He has published in medical education and measurement journals such as Academic Medicine, Advances in Health Sciences Education, and Applied Psychological Measurement, to name a few. Prior to joining the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, he was Director of Assessment/Research in the Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation and Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He will be teaching the following courses: Introduction to Educational Measurement in Medical Education and Assessment in Medical Education.