Education Research

Below are some Center programs and resources in support of Education Research. 

The SMHS Academy of Education Scholars

The SMHS Academy of Education Scholars seeks to develop and recognize excellence in education scholarship and research to advance the practice of medical and health sciences education, and improve the quality of SMHS educational programs and patient care. Academy Members are offered the following in support of Education Scholarship: Templates and other materials for developing research plans and designing research studies; 1 to 1 mentoring; support for  data analysis and writing expertise, peer group discussions, periodic half-day skill-builder workshops, and recognition of achievements.  

Want to be a member of the AES? Applications have closed for the 2021 cohort.  Please check back for 2022 applications. 

Medical and Health Science Education Research Grants

SMHS encourages and supports scholarship in medical and health science education by providing $45,000 annually in grant funding for initiation of new medical and/or health science education research projects. All active status, regular SMHS faculty (tenured, tenure-track or non-tenure track) are eligible to submit a proposal. Proposals may be submitted for up to $15,000 for one project. The call for proposals with further instructions and application requirements is issued to faculty in the late fall via the Faculty Affairs list serve. Questions should be directed to Pat Latham, Faculty Development Associate for Education Research at

Grants have been awarded for 2021.  Congratulations to the awardees! Please check back for 2022 applications.

Education Research Modules

The following modules have been created as self-paced learning experiences. They provide an overview of many education research topics.  To view these videos and the corresponding materials, please visit the Education Research Modules page.

  • Design to Align: How to Develop an Effective Education Research Study Design
  • How to Find Research Ideas in Your Everyday Practice
  • How to Work with a Librarian
  • Literature Reviews and Conceptual Frames
  • Fundamentals of Qualitative Research
  • Focus Group Basics
  • Fundamentals of Quantitative Research
  • Survey Design Basics
  • When & How to Consider Mixed Methods
  • When & How to Work with a Statistician
  • How to Manage a Research Team
  • Getting Published: Where to Submit and How to Respond to Reviewers

Research Design Consultations

We are available for one-to-one consultative assistance to help faculty design and execute education research studies.  Contact Pat Latham via email at to schedule an appointment.

Generating Scholarship from Your Classroom & Clinical Teaching Workshop

This half-day workshop provides faculty with information, tools, and resources to develop education scholarship based on their teaching and practice. The workshop consists of short presentations; a panel of seasoned education researchers, and activities for identifying research resources, developing a plan of action, and selecting helpful mentors. This workshop is offered periodically throughout the year. 

The Fall Generating Scholarship workshop will be Saturday, October 16, 8am - 2 pm

Generating Scholarship Workshop Application Fall 2021

Applications should be filled in and submitted online following the instructions on the application form.  Applications are due October 1, 2021

Questions? Please contact Pat Latham at

Who’s Published What?

Peer-reviewed publications on research in medicine and health sciences education by the George Washington University SPHHS, SON, and MISPH faculty.

Find a Collaborator

Look for a collaborator using the searchable database for faculty research.

This searchable database was developed to facilitate research collaborations.

Information on GW researchers was derived from NIH and Foundation grant awards, the annual description of research provided by faculty in the Lyterati database, and previous Gill Fellowship proposals. Where possible, information on prominent research techniques and the clinical/translational level of research was added. Additional contact information was obtained from the SMHS faculty directory, the Children's National website and/or faculty websites.

Search fields include: Researcher Name, Department, Keyword, Research Method, and Research Level.