Division of Education Quality
The Division of Education Quality at NYU Langone’s Institute for Innovations in Medical Education focuses on the integrated and longitudinal evaluation of curriculum that captures innovation and outcomes across the continuum of undergraduate and graduate medical education.
The division has three main aims:
- quality: establish continuous quality improvement processes to ensure that educational efforts are leading to intended learning outcomes
- effectiveness: turn evaluation data into insight by producing evaluations that facilitate understanding and action
- efficiency: refine evaluation systems and workflows to create efficient, streamlined, and consistent processes, in order to make the best use of available resources while minimizing burden and disruption
Our Faculty and Staff
The faculty and staff in our division are leaders in the design of systems that support curricular evaluation. They focus on providing consistent and meaningful feedback to learners, faculty, and leadership to track competence across the undergraduate-to-graduate medical education continuum.
Colleen Gillespie, PhD, Director
As a social scientist, Dr. Gillespie designs and conducts formative and summative evaluations of research at the intersection of medical education and health services. She oversees curricular evaluation and reform at NYU Grossman School of Medicine and specializes in assessing physicians’ competence in communication with patients, including the use of standardized patient simulation. She maintains the undergraduate and graduate medical education registries, enabling NYU Langone researchers to make use of longitudinal educational data. Learn more about Dr. Gillespie or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zachary Hill-Whilton, MPA, Program Manager
Mr. Hill-Whilton is passionate about integrating design thinking, analytics, and creative technology solutions toward social impact. He is responsible for driving continuous quality improvement across evaluation and assessment processes within undergraduate medical education (UME) and the UME–graduate medical education continuum by leveraging meaningful use of data to further medical education.
Chloe Holt-Reiss, MS, Project Coordinator
Ms. Holt-Reiss has a background in public health and research and supports the evaluation and student outcome processes for the division. She is responsible for generating end-of-stage surveys, assigning evaluations, and compiling data into outcome reports for students and faculty. She hopes to see education innovation for medical students translate to positive patient outcomes and care.
Nikola Koscica, MS, Data Analyst
Mr. Koscica automates and optimizes data analysis and reports regarding student and curriculum outcomes. His goal is to guide discussions and decision-making regarding medical education activities so that they can assist NYU Grossman School of Medicine in training the best possible doctors, and from that, the best possible patient outcomes.
Caroline R. Paul, MD, Associate Professor
Dr. Paul is an associate professor in NYU Langone’s Department of Pediatrics. Having completed two fellowships in curriculum design and outcomes measures, she uses both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies to study a breadth of medical education topics including outcomes measures, clinical skills acquisition, health disparities, validity evidence, and bias. She brings her prior practical teaching roles such as clerkship director, rotation director, clinic preceptor, and course director to promoting rigor in education activities and supporting educators in turning innovations into scholarship. She has twice been a PrMEIR Berenson grant awardee, studying health equity in education and assessments in the workplace. Dr. Paul conducts workshops and presents nationally and internationally on medical education research, across specialty. She served as the chair of the COMSEP Research and Scholarship Taskforce, chair of the AMWA Sex and Gender Mentorship Committee, faculty for the APA Education Scholars Program, and co-chair of the APA COVID-19 Scholarship Dissemination Taskforce. She currently serves as a co-chair for the Academic Pediatric Association Qualitive Research SIG and for the Sex and Gender Health Collaborative, and as the chair-elect for the Pediatrics Academic Societies Workshops (2023–26). She is also the co-director for faculty development in the Department of Pediatrics. At the Institute for Innovations in Medical Education, she focuses on collaborations that build a framework for medical education scholarship and research and instill further rigor in our innovations to advance medical education research and outcomes. Learn more about Dr. Paul.
Ilan Reinstein, MS, Associate Research Scientist
Mr. Reinstein comes to the Institute for Innovations in Medical Education with a strong background in building robust computational frameworks and pipelines to perform advanced analyses on educational data and develop innovative and effective learning analytics practices. He has experience applying mathematical models to the development of statistical software in both academic and business environments. His previous position was with NYU Tandon School of Engineering, where he completed a master’s degree in applied physics.