Big Data, Bigger Impact: How Insights from 80 Million Questions Can Improve PA Education and Learning Outcomes

Speaker: Sean Michael, MD

Location: Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, California

Date: Thursday October 25, 2018

Time: 12:00pm - 12:50pm

Room Name: Adventure Room

Delicious FREE LUNCH included


Susan T. Hibbard, Ph.D

Susan T. Hibbard, Ph.D

  • Director of Assessment & Evaluation
  • Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Program
  • Duke University School of Medicine

Dr. Susan T. Hibbard is the director of assessment and evaluation and assistant professor in School of Medicine at Duke University where she conducts education research on teaching and learning in the medical and health professions, oversees the student and program evaluation processes, and ensures data are used to inform decisions in the Department of Community and Family Medicine’s Physician Assistant Program. She received her PhD in Measurement & Evaluation (University of South Florida, 2010), MS in Education (Niagara University, 2005), and BA in Chemistry (University at Buffalo, 2004). Dr. Hibbard previously served as the director of effectiveness and accountability at Florida SouthWestern State College, assistant professor of research and evaluation at Florida Gulf Coast University, and senior evaluator at Edu, Inc. Dr. Hibbard’s scholarship focuses on educational equity in medical and STEM education, research and evaluation methods used in practice, ideal learning environments for training effective clinicians, and psychometric instrument development. She has conducted evaluations for projects funded by the National Science Foundation, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and public school districts. Dr. Hibbard regularly serves as a grant reviewer for the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Innovation & Improvement. She is a member of the American Educational Research Association, American Evaluation Association, and the Physician Assistant Education Association.

Cynthia Booth Lord, MHS, PA-C

Cynthia Booth Lord, MHS, PA-C

  • Associate Professor and Founding Director
  • Physician Assistant Program
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Cynthia Booth Lord, MHS, PA-C, is the Founding Director of the Case Western Reserve University Physician Assistant Program in Cleveland, Ohio. She has been a PA educator for 24 years. Prior to coming to Cleveland, Cindy served as the Program Director of the Quinnipiac University PA Program, a program she helped develop in 1994. Cindy received her PA certificate from Yale University School of Medicine and her Master of Health Science from Quinnipiac University. She has spent much of her 27-year career working in both family medicine and academia. Currently, Cindy serves as a preceptor for an interprofessional team of students at the Case Western Reserve University Student Run Health Clinic. Cindy’s career is distinguished by numerous awards for excellence in teaching, service and leadership roles. She has served as president and chairman of the board for the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) as well as the Connecticut Academy of Physician Assistants and the Connecticut Physician Assistant Foundation. A member of the NCCPA Health Foundation Board of Directors from 2011-2017, Cindy served as chair and most recently as Immediate Past Chair. Cindy is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE).

Sean Michael, MD, MBA

Sean Michael, MD, MBA

  • Emergency Department Assistant Medical Director and Assistant Director of the Administration, Operations, and Quality Fellowship
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
  • University of Colorado School of Medicine

Dr. Sean Michael is a faculty emergency physician and the Assistant Medical Director at the University of Colorado Hospital Emergency Department. Also board-eligible in Clinical Informatics, much of Dr. Michael’s work focuses on improving patient care, quality, and healthcare operations through the innovative use of technology, analytics, and implementation science. He grew up in Denver and completed undergraduate studies at the University of Colorado Boulder and medical school at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He then completed residency at Detroit Receiving Hospital, advanced training in healthcare systems engineering at University of Michigan, and fellowship training in administration and operations as well as an MBA at University of Massachusetts before returning home to Colorado. His research publications focus on patient flow, hospital and emergency department overcrowding, and using data science techniques to influence provider behavior change. He and his wife, Sarah, an emergency physician fellowship-trained in medical education, live in Denver, Colorado.