Anthony Artino Appointed Associate Dean for Evaluation and Educational Research

Dr. Anthony Artino standing outside for a portrait

Anthony R. Artino Jr., PhD, Capt. (retired), U.S. Navy, has been appointed associate dean for evaluation and educational research at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), following a year in an interim leadership role.  

An internationally recognized educational researcher, Artino also serves as a professor of health, human function, and rehabilitation sciences. Over the past year, he has led efforts to advance knowledge and increase the visibility of health professions education research. Among his accomplishments are building educational research capacity, constructing longitudinal datasets, engaging clinician-educators as contributors on educational research projects, mentoring students and faculty on scholarly innovation projects, and disseminating the results to influence health professions education research and practice both nationally and internationally. Since arriving at SMHS in early 2020, Artino and his co-authors have published more than two dozen articles in peer-reviewed journals, written several book chapters, and edited a new textbook on survey design.

“I am thrilled to have this opportunity to continue connecting educational evaluation processes with innovative scholarship throughout our health professions education enterprise,” Artino said. “I will continue to expand our national and international reach, develop connections between researchers and clinicians across SMHS and our clinical partners, and build our profile as a prestigious home for education scholarship.”

Artino has extensive experience in mentoring and research as well as course and curriculum development. At SMHS, for instance, Artino recently designed two courses to help clinicians gain the necessary teaching and assessment skills to transition into academic careers.

“What has impressed me the most is Dr. Artino’s passion for students, residents, and early career faculty and his talent for developing others,” said Reamer L. Bushardt, PharmD, PA-C, senior associate dean for health sciences and professor of physician assistant studies at SMHS. “His mentees are publishing in top-tier journals and producing impactful research on priority issues at SMHS like medical education, interprofessional practice, provider burnout, and health equity.” 

Artino also is a prolific journal reviewer and editor. He currently serves as a deputy editor of the Journal of Graduate Medical Education, associate editor of Perspectives on Medical Education, and assistant editor of Academic Medicine. He is an editorial board member of the book series Innovation and Change in Professional Education. 

“Dr. Artino is an influential scholar and prolific researcher in academic medicine, but most importantly, he has demonstrated his ability to bring together clinical and academic teams to address important questions for the future of health professions education and foster collaborative, interprofessional research,” said Richard J. Simons, MD, senior associate dean for MD programs and professor of medicine at SMHS.   

Artino earned his PhD in educational psychology from the University of Connecticut. He is a member of the American Educational Research Association, the Society of Directors of Research in Medical Education, and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education. He is a fellow of both the Association for Medical Education in Europe and the Aerospace Medical Association. Prior to his arrival at SMHS, Artino served 23 years in the U.S. Navy, retiring as a captain in 2020. 

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