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Rebecca Blanchard, PhD

Department of MedicineDr. Rebecca Blanchard

Institutional Leadership Roles

  • Senior Director of Education, Baystate Health
  • Assistant Dean for Education,
    University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate
  • Director, Baystate Education Research and Scholarship of Teaching (BERST) Academy, Baystate Health

Academic Appointment

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate

Education and Training

  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
    • Ph.D., Education Research, Statistics, and Evaluation (2007-2010)
    • M.Ed., Education Research, Statistics, and Evaluation (2005-2007)
  • Bentley University, Waltham, MA
    • B.S., Mathematical Sciences (1995-1999)

Scholarly Foci

  • Educational research and scholarship
  • Professional development
  • Scholarly writing
  • Leadership

Scholarly Activity

View a list of Dr. Blanchard's publications in the Scholarly Commons repository.

Professional Societies and Leadership Roles

  • Baystate Academy Charter Public School
    • Board Member (2016-present)
  • Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Northeast Group on Educational Affairs (NEGEA)
    • Steering Committee
      • Member (2014-present)
      • Member-at-large (2018-present)
      • 2019 NEGEA Annual Conference
        • Conference Co-Chair (2018-2019)
      • Scholars Grants Committee
        • Founding Chair (2017-present)
      • Annual Meeting Resident-Student Track Subcommittee
        • Chair (2017-2018)
      • Graduate Medical Education Representative (2016-2018)

Significant Honors and Awards

  • Educational Achievement Star Award, University of Massachusetts Medical School (2018)
  • Champion Award, Early Career Medical Educators Group, Canadian Conference on Medical Education (2016)

Academic Office Contact Information

Healthcare Education
3601 Main Street
Springfield, MA 01199
413-794-5580
Rebecca.BlanchardPhD@baystatehealth.org