BA, Biology & Chemistry
Sackler School, Tufts University
Research Assistant Professor
At the Center for Translational Science Education (CTSE), we partner with content specialists and K-12 teachers to design, implement, evaluate, and disseminate health-science based curricula with the goal of increasing science literacy and engagement and fostering health literacy. My research interests are on understanding how collaborative interdisciplinary approaches can successfully translate scientific and educational research into usable interventions that interrogate the relationship between scientific literacy, health education, and health literacy. I am currently working on two projects: The first, called ‘A collaborative approach to real-world science in the classroom’ brings together Tufts scientists and Boston Public school teachers in a collaborative learning community that pools its content knowledge and pedagogical skills in order to design a curriculum for 10th -12th grade students based on The Great Diseases (Infectious Disease, Neurological Disorders, Metabolic Disease, and Cancer). The second project, that has arisen from this core work is called Modeling for Fidelity, and focuses on developing a comprehensive teacher training and support program, to disseminate the Infectious Diseases module of the curriculum to schools nationwide.
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Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology