Chris Coughlin came to the Institute in 2001, after working with Harvard Medical School's undergraduate medical education program for many years as Program Officer for the Peabody Society. Prior to working at Harvard, Chris worked in the Department of Medicine at Mount Auburn Hospital. She received the Ed.M. degree, concentrating in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy, from the Harvard Graduate School of Education; and the M.S. degree in Library and Information Science from Simmons College.