Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Education, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
Jeffrey is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. He received his PhD in Medical Sciences and HBSc in Neuroscience from the University of Toronto. During his PhD training, he was an NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholar and a Richard and Elizabeth Currie Research Fellow at The Wilson Centre for Research in Education.
His research examines how cognitive processes such as memory, problem-solving, and decision-making are impacted by different education experiences, knowledges, and contexts. Through his work, he aims to clarify the relationship between learners’ cognition and the curricula they experience, and how educators can design learning experiences that better prepare learners for the ambiguity they will encounter in their future clinical practice
Jeffrey’s research has focused on the context of simulation-based training, where he has used quantitative and experimental methods to examine and critique how these technologies affect learning processes and outcomes. Using insights from cognitive psychology and clinical reasoning, he is exploring novel instructional strategies in simulation that support the learners’ integration of different types of foundational knowledge (e.g., basic, clinical, and social sciences), and assessing how such integrated instruction facilitates learners’ ability to transfer their learning to novel clinical problems and situations.