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Teri Turner, MD, MPH, MEd

Teri Turner, MD, MPH, MEd is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and the Vice Chair of Education for the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM).  She serves as the Director of the Center for Research, Innovation, and Scholarship in Medical Education at Texas Children’s Hospital, directs the Academic General Pediatric Fellowship Training Program and is an Associate Pediatric Program Director of the BCM Pediatric Residency.  She is passionate about medical education and mentoring individuals in transforming their teaching activities into scholarly products.

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Dr. Turner is the first author of the Clinician-Educator’s Handbook, a 235 page online book designed to aid clinician’s in their day-to-day teaching duties. She has won several awards both locally and nationally for teaching and curricular design and was the inaugural recipient of the APA Mid-Career Teaching Award in 2014. She teaches extensively on a breadth of topics in medical education and patient-centered communication both in the U.S. and abroad.  Recent topics include growth mindset, active learning strategies, and desirable difficulties.  She currently serves as the Education Chair for the Academic Pediatric Association (APA) and the Education and Innovations Consultant for the American Academy of Pediatrics for the Committee on Continuing Medical Education and is active in the Association of Pediatric Program Directors Longitudinal Educational Assessment Research Network.  She is a co-chair of the International Conference on Residency Education and serves on the Pediatric Academic Societies Planning Committee.  Dr. Turner has been awarded several educational and residency training grants, most recently for the BCM Primary Care Leaders Evaluating and Assessing Disparities (LEAD) residency track which she created.  She has published scholarly articles on a breadth of topics related to health literacy, faculty development, and graduate medical education.

Dr. Turner received her undergraduate degree from Oklahoma State University and her M.D. from the University of Oklahoma.  She completed both her pediatric residency and a fellowship in Academic General Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine.  She received her M.P.H. from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center during her fellowship and earned a M.Ed. in 2004 from the University of Houston.