University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Family Medicine

Bio for Karen Richardson-Nassif, Ph.D.
Karen Richardson-Nassif, Ph.D.

Karen Richardson-Nassif, Ph.D.

Emeritus Professor
Department of Family Medicine


Contact Information
E-mail: Karen.Richardson-Nassif@uvm.edu
Office Location:
Family Medicine, Rowell N/A Hlth, Rm 233

Academic Interests

Creating Innovative, Effective and Quality educational curriculum and assessment for medical students and faculty

Research Interests

Effectiveness of Educational Programs:  student and faculty

Expertise

Curriculum Development and Assessment, Program Evaluation

Academic Appointments

2014-present   Emeritus Professor

Prior Academic Appointments: 
2012-2014   Professor, Education Pathway, Department of Family Medicine, UVM College of Medicine
2012-2012   Associate Professor, Education Pathway, Department of Family Medicine, UVM College of Medicine
2006-2012   Associate Dean for Faculty and Staff Development and Diversity, Office of the Dean, UVM College of Medicine
2005-2011   Research Associate Professor, Dept of Family Medicine, UVM College of Medicine
1999-2007   Director of Assessment, Office of Medical Education, Office of the Dean, UVM College of Medicine
2004-2006   Director of Predoctoral Education, Department of Family Medicine, UVM College of Medicine
1992-2005   Research Assistant Professor, Director of Research, Department of Family Medicine, UVM College of Medicine
2002-2002   Adjunct Faculty, Departments of Education and Social Work, UVM College of Education
1995-1996   Adjunct Faculty, St. Michael’s College, Department of Biology, Colchester, VT
1990-1995   Adjunct Faculty, Trinity College, Department of Natural Science and Mathematics, Burlington, VT
1991-1992   Associate Director of Research, Department of Family Practice, UVM College of Medicine
1990-1992   Adjunct Faculty, Burlington College, Burlington, VT
1990-1990   Instructor, Department of Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT
1987-1990   Postdoctoral Fellow, Departments of Medicine and Pharmacology, University of 
                    Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT

Research Grants

2011-2016   Predoctoral Training in Family Medicine, Bureau of Health Professions,
2007-2008   Instructional Innovation Grant
2005-2008   Templeton Spirituality Grant, George Washington University Initiative
2004-2008   Predoctoral Training in Family Medicine, Bureau of Health Professions, HRSA

Awards and Honors

2010   Outstanding Service Award – Northeast Group on Educational Affairs
2008   Research in Medical Education Best Paper Award, AAMC
2005   Leadership Award - Vermont Women in Higher Education Jackie Gribbons Leadership Award
2002   Competitive Fellowship - The Harvard Macy Institute Physician Educator Program Education

Publications

2007   Carline, J.D., O’Sullivan, P., Gruppen, L.D., and Richardson-Nassif, K., Crafting Successful
           Relationships with the IRB, Academic Medicine, 82(10) S57-60, 2007.

2006   Johnson, A.M., Yoder, J. and Richardson-Nassif, K., Using families as faculty in teaching 
           medical students family-centered care: What are students learning? Teaching and Learning in 
           Medicine, 18(3):222-5, 2006.

2002   Richardson-Nassif, K., Swartz, R.  and Reardon, M., Implementing a Community Education 
           Program on Stroke for Health Care Providers and Consumers, Education for Health, 15(1): 59-
           64, 2002.

2001   Brown, V.B., Huba, G.J., Melchoir, L.A., Gallagher, T. Jean-Louis, E., McDonald, S.S., 
           Richardson-Nassif, K., Smereck, G.A., Stanton, A., Walker, J., Marconi, K., Panter, A.T., and
           Cherin, D.A., Satisfaction with Innovative Community and University Health Clinic Programs
           for Groups of Traditionally Underserved Individuals with HIV/AIDS:  Empirical Models, Home
           Health Care Services Quarterly:  Journal of Community Care, 19 (1-2): 77-102, 2001.

2001   Larson, T.A., Mundy, L.M., Melchoir, L.A., Panter, A.T., Brown, V.B. Chase, P., Cherin, D.A.,
           Gallagher, T., German, V.F., Jean-Louis, E., Kaplan, J., McDonald, S.S., Meredith, K.L., Reis,
           P., Richardson-Nassif, K., Rohweder, C., Smereck, G.A., Stanton, A., Steinberg, J., Marconi, K.,
           and Huba, G.J., Finding the Underserved:  Directions for HIV Care in the Future, Home Health
           Care Services Quarterly:  Journal of Community Care, 19(1-2): 7-24, 2001.