Lori R. Newman, MEd is a Principle Associate in Medical Education at
Harvard Medical School (HMS). She serves as the Director of the Office for
Professional Development at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s
(BIDMC) Center for Education, Co-Director of the Rabkin Fellowship in
Medical Education, and Co-Chair of the BIDMC Academy of Medical Educators.
Lori received her B.A. magna cum laude in English and education from the
University of Vermont and a Master of Arts in education from Tufts
University. She subsequently taught at the secondary and post-secondary
levels in the United States and abroad.
Lori has been with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for close to 25
years. From 2000-2005, she served in dual roles in both the Shapiro
Institute and the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, for which
she developed educational programs, curricula, and instructional material
for Harvard Medical School students, residents, fellows, and faculty.
In her current role, Lori oversees professional development in medical
education for the Center for Education and is instrumental in designing and
evaluating innovative curricula and faculty development in clinical
teaching. She conducts medical education research and is currently leading
a study on the peer review of medical lecturing for which she received an
HMS Commendation Award for Scholarship in Medical Education. She serves as
co-director of the Shapiro Institute’s national HMS CME Course focusing on
the principles of medical education, and is co-chair of the Institute’s
biennial national Millennium Conference.
Lori is a Harvard Macy Scholar and has written articles and educational
materials relating to clinical teaching published in Academic Medicine,
Medical Teacher, Teaching and Learning in Medicine and for the AAMC’s
MedEdPORTAL. She is a recipient of Harvard Medical School's Jim Wiczai
Award for Leadership, Excellence, and Innovation in Medical Education.