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Anthony Artino Joins SMHS as Professor in Department of Health, Human Function and Rehabilitation Sciences

Anthony R. Artino Jr., PhD, has joined the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) as professor in the Department of Health, Human Function and Rehabilitation Sciences (HHFR). Artino also assumes a key role in advancing educational research and innovative scholarship with medicine and health professions across SMHS departments.

Artino comes to GW from the Uniformed Services University (USU) of the Health Sciences at the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland, where he was professor and served for the past six years as deputy director of graduate programs in the health professions education division. A leader in military medicine, Artino is a captain in the U.S. Navy’s Medical Service Corps. He will retire from the Navy on April 30, 2020, with just over 23 years of service.

“We are delighted to welcome a recognized leader in educational research and innovative scholarship to our faculty,” said Joyce Maring, DPT, EdD, chair of the Department of Health, Human Function and Rehabilitation Sciences at SMHS. “Dr. Artino’s distinguished career as a researcher and educator with a record of transformative leadership will help our department and the School of Medicine and Health Sciences drive innovation and quality and transform health care and health care delivery.”

Artino is internationally recognized for his work in health professions education and research. He has been the principal or associate investigator on more than $8 million in funded research. His research focuses on various aspects of human motivation, learning, and assessment in health professions education. Artino is deputy editor for the Journal of Graduate Medical Education and assistant editor for Academic Medicine, and he is a fellow of the Association for Medical Education in Europe. He has published more than 200 scientific articles and book chapters.

“I’m honored to be joining GW’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences, which has a long history of innovation in health professions education,” Artino said. “I welcome the opportunity to work across medical and health sciences education communities to conduct collaborative educational research and advance GW's scholarship of teaching and learning. One of GW’s strategic goals is to achieve preeminence as a comprehensive global research university; I look forward to being a part of that initiative.”

Artino’s primary appointment at USU was in the Department of Medicine with a secondary appointment in preventive medicine and biostatistics. He has taught graduate courses in medicine, as well as preventive medicine and biostatistics, and he was instrumental in developing new graduate programs at USU in health professions education, including designing the curriculum and helping to secure long-term funding from the Department of Defense.

In addition to his teaching within the military health system, Artino has been a Navy instructor for 23 years and has taught several online graduate courses for the University of Connecticut, the University of Cincinnati, and the University of Illinois, Chicago.

Artino earned his doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Connecticut.