Master of Health Professions Education


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Phil Byrne, Ed.D.
Children’s Mercy HospitalOffice of Faculty Affairs Work Phone: 816-855-1865

Areas of Expertise:

  • Faculty Development
  • Leadership
  • Quality Improvement
  • Qualitative Methodology
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Timothy P. Hickman, M.D., M.P.H., M.Ed., FAAP
Associate Teaching Professor Department of Biomedical & Health Informatics Work Phone: (816) 235-1861
  • Medical Degree: University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1980
  • Research interests: Clinical decision support including evidence-based guidelines and order sets; information retrieval, social determinants of health, and evaluation of teaching and learning.
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Areas of expertise:

  • Culturally Appropriate Care and Health Disparities
  • Curriculum Development
  • Active Learning, Small Group Facilitation and Case-Based Learning
  • Information Retrieval
  • Evidence-Based Medicine/Clinical Decision Support
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Kadriye O. Lewis, Ed.D
Director of Evaluation and Program Development Children’s Mercy HospitalProfessor of Pediatrics, UMKC School of Medicine Work Phone: (816) 234-3308

Areas of Expertise:

  • Online Teaching and Learning
  • Instructional Design and Technology
  • Curriculum Design and Development
  • Program Development
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Medical Education Research
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Angellar Manguvo, Ph.D.
UMKC School of MedicineOffice of Medical Education & Research Work Phone: (816) 235-1856

Areas of expertise:

  • Curriculum Design, Implementation and Evaluation
  • Faculty Development
  • Research in Medical Education
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Jennifer McVay-Dyche, Ph.D.
Health Professions Education
  • PhD in Educational Leadership from University of Dayton, 2013
  • Quality Matters Peer Review Certification, 2016
  • Graduate of the Institute for Engaged Leadership in Online Learning, 2014
  • Areas of Expertise: Online Teaching and Learning; Instructional Design and Technology; Curriculum Design and Development, Higher Education Administration;  Faculty Development and Support
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Jill Moormeier, M.D., M.P.H.
Chair, Department of Internal Medicine Professor of Medicine

Joined UMKC Faculty in 1990

  • Medical School: University of Nebraska
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center – New York
  • Fellowship: Hematology/Oncology, University of Chicago Medical Center
  • Masters of Public Health: St. Louis Unversity
  • Medical Interests: assessment, program administration
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Rebecca R. Pauly, M.D., FACP
Associate Dean, Faculty Development Professor of MedicineBiomedical Health and Informatics Work Phone: 816-235-6169
  • Undergraduate School: BA, cum laude Vanderbilt University
  • Medical School: MD University of Alabama, Birmingham
  • Internship & Residency: Internal Medicine – University of North Carolina
  • Fellowships in Cardiovascular Disease & Cardiovascular Research- University of Alabama Birmingham
  • National Institutes of Health, Aging institute, Baltimore, MD

Areas of Expertise:

  • Communication
  • Professional and Leadership Development
  • Clinical Skills Instruction
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Jennifer Quaintance, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Assessment and Quality Improvement UMKC School of MedicineOffice of Medical Education & Research Work Phone: (816) 235-1958

Areas of expertise:

  • Research in Medical Education
  • Teaching
  • Statistics and Measurement
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Christine Sullivan M.D.
Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education Truman Medical Centers, UMKC School of MedicineDepartment of Emergency Medicine Work Phone: (816) 404-1536
  • Dept Position: Professor
  • Undergraduate School:  University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Medical School:  University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • EM Residency:  Truman Medical Center/University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • ABEM Diplomate: 1990/1999/2009

Areas of Expertise

  • Program Administration
  • Strategic Planning and Development for Educational Programs
  • Competency-based Evaluation and Remediation


Dr. Sullivan is a graduate of the UMKC 6-year combined BA/MD program. Upon completion of residency training at UMKC/Truman Medical Center she worked in a community setting in Overland Park, Kansas (a Kansas City suburb). She returned to UMKC/TMC in 2003 and was appointed residency director in July 2004. Dr. Sullivan serves on the Graduate Medical Education Council, Faculty Development Committee, and Initial Academic Appointment and Physician Promotion Committee for the School of Medicine. In community practice, she was actively involved in implementing trauma care at her hospital and received advanced training and practice experience in hyperbaric medicine.

Dr. Sullivan returned to TMC to pursue her love of teaching and focus on academics. She offers the residents a unique perspective based on her community experience. She considers her appointment as residency director an honor and a responsibility. Her research interests are focused on education: including teaching and assessing the core competencies, educational outcomes, and patient safety, especially transitions in care. She has presented and published in the areas of Communication and Interpersonal Skills and Professionalism. She was appointed as a member of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Residency Review Committee for Emergency Medicine (RRC-EM) in 2011 to serve a six year term. Dr. Sullivan believes that this national committee work assists the residency training program at UMKC/TMC by understanding accreditation requirements and the future direction of graduate medical education. She is an elected Missouri ACEP Councillor and can therefore share with the residents the current issues that are of concern to practicing emergency medicine physicians. Dr. Sullivan received the Faculty Teaching Award for 2004 and the School of Medicine’s Alumni Achievement Award for 2007.