Jennifer A. Meka PhD

Jennifer Meka

Jennifer A. Meka
PhD

Director, Medical Education & Educational Research Institute (MEERI); Assistant Dean for Medical Education; Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Contact Information
955 Main Street
Room 6153
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: 716-829-5785
Fax: 716-829-2437
meka2@buffalo.edu



Professional Summary:

Jennifer Meka, PhD is the Assistant Dean for Medical Education and Director of the Medical Education and Educational Research Institute (MEERI) at the Jacobs School of Medicine at the State University of New York SUNY at Buffalo (UB).
She earned her PhD from UB in Elementary Education and her master’s in Teacher Education from Canisius College. Prior to joining UB, Jennifer served as the Director of the Woodward Center for Excellence in Health Sciences Education at the Penn State College of Medicine providing support for faculty and other teaching health professionals seeking skills development and mentorship in their roles as educators.
Her current research areas focus on the impact of participation in peer observation of clinical teaching on observer teaching self-efficacy and clinical teaching practice; developing co-teaching partnerships — between clinician-educators and learning specialists — to enhance student learning; and using evidence-based educational principles for assessment of student learning.

Education and Training:

  • PhD, Early Childhood Education; Cognitive Theory, State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo (2015)
  • MS, Teacher Education; Curriculum & Instruction, Canisius College (2004)
  • BS, Secondary Education - English, Canisius College (2002)

Employment:

  • Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, University at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2019-present)
  • Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, Penn State College of Medicine, Penn State (2019-present)
  • Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Humanities, Penn State University, Penn State College of Medicine (2013–2019)
  • Vice President for Educational Systems Development, 3rd Learning/Performance Learning Systems (2008–2013)

Awards and Honors:

  • Teaching Excellence (2016)
  • Honor Society (2005)


Journal Articles:

  • Meka, J. & Vigliotti, A.. Should crowdsourced unvetted content on Wikipedia be used in health sciences teaching and learning?. AMA Journal of Ethics. 2018; 20(11).

Professional Memberships:

  • International Association for Medical Science Education (IAMSE); IAMSE abstract reviewer (2016–present)
  • Medical Science Educator; ad hoc article reviewer (2015–present)

Presentations:

  • "Creating a Community of Clinician Educators Through Longitudinal Faculty Development" Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Annual Conference, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (2019)

Service Activities:

  • Biochemistry, Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Sample Committee
  • Girls Education Collaborative; Executive Board Member; Board Member (2019–present)
  • Central Pennsylvania Endometriosis Support Group; Annual Conference Co-Chair; Co-Chair (2015–present)
  • Girls Education Collaborative; Executive Board Member; Board Member (2012–2014)

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Contact Information

955 Main Street
Room 6153
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: 716-829-5785
Fax: 716-829-2437
meka2@buffalo.edu