Institute for Innovations in Medical Education Leadership & Administration
The leadership and administration teams at NYU Langone’s Institute for Innovations in Medical Education support our research and development mission. Leadership and administration oversee strategy and institutional alignment, general operations and policy, growth, fundraising and partnerships, and communications.
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Marc M. Triola, MD, FACP, Founding Director
Dr. Triola is the associate dean for educational informatics and a professor in the Department of Medicine at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. He is the founding director of the Institute for Innovations in Medical Education, a multidisciplinary team of faculty educators, education scientists, and informaticians. The institute combines education strategies with new informatics solutions to connect patient care and education at NYU Langone in a research and innovation initiative that is translational, empowers transformational change in our school, and benefits our patients. Dr. Triola’s research focuses on precision education and the use of artificial intelligence (AI) tools to efficiently personalize medical education to individual learners and give new insights to their programs and coaches. His lab develops new learning technologies and AI-driven educational interventions, and works to define educationally sensitive patient and system outcomes that can be used to assess the impact of training. The work of Dr. Triola and the Institute for Innovations in Medical Education have been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, the Department of Education, the Department of Defense, and the American Medical Association’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education program. Learn more about Dr. Triola.
Crystal Mainiero, MPA, Executive Director
Ms. Mainiero leads the development and implementation of the institute’s strategic plan and oversees all programmatic, financial, and operational areas of the department. In 2016, she launched the Educator Community, an institution-wide effort at NYU Grossman School of Medicine to support faculty skill development, mentorship, innovation, scholarship, and recognition of educational excellence. In 2021, she was named director of education across the continuum at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. In this role, she organizes leadership development for faculty and chief residents, fosters strategic partnerships, and promotes innovation efforts across undergraduate and graduate medical education.
Greta Elysée, Program Coordinator
Ms. Elysée works collaboratively with leadership and staff at the Institute for Innovations in Medical Education to support educational research, managing grants, special projects, and initiatives. She is the grant coordinator for the Transition to Residency Advantage Program at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, funded by the AMA. She has more than 10 years of experience as a public health professional working in health disparities research, outreach, education, and advocacy. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Latisha Holmes, MBA, Administrative Coordinator
Ms. Holmes is responsible for day-to-day operations including scheduling, office communications and support, event planning and coordination, facilities, timekeeping, and transactions. She works closely with leadership to support the operations of our programs and projects.
Marina Marin, MSc, Director, Division of Academic Analytics
So-Young Oh, MA, MS, Assistant Director, Program for Digital Learning
Matt Polaniecki, MS, Assistant Director, Education Information Technology
Jesse Burk Rafel, MD, MRes, Assistant Director, Precision and Translational Medical Education Laboratory
John Speakman, MBA, Assistant Vice President for Research and Education Information Technology