Debra K. Litzelman, MA, MD
Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Research in Medical Education, Indiana University School of Medicine
Research Scientist, Indiana University Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research
Research Scientist, Center for Health Services Research, Regenstrief Institute, Inc.
Director of Education, Indiana University Center for Global Health
Dr. Litzelman is Professor of Medicine and the Associate Dean for Research in Medical Education in the IU School of Medicine and Research Scientist in the IU Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research and the Regenstrief Center for Health Services Research. Having completed the Health Services Research (HSR) Fellowship training at Regenstrief Institute, Inc. (RI) in 1989, she served as the HSR Fellowship Training program director from 2000-02 and secured funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to sustain the HSR training program during the 10-15 years of its existence. Dr. Litzelman has mentored over 15 post-doctoral fellows in HSR and in Medical Education Research, with the majority proceeding into academic medicine careers.
Dr. Litzelman is currently the PI on her second (through competitive renewal) $1.5 million NIH Behavioral and Social Science Integrated Curricular Training grant for IUSM. She was co-PI on the Fetzer-funded Relationship-Centered Care Initiative (RCCI) directed at influencing and studying the impact of organizational change strategies on the professional learning environment of IUSM/IU Health system. She was an investigator on Robert Vu’s, MD, Clarian Health Value’s Education Grant from 2006-08 to adapt the RCCI organizational change intervention to Clarian Health Care sites. She uses this prior experience to spread organizational change interventions with primary care health care groups working to establish relational Primary Care Medical Homes and with the IU Health specialty group working to bring relational organizational change to their practice care sites. IU Health trainees are part of these practice care sites and, as such, Dr. Litzelman and her team will also be evaluating how the exposure of residents to curriculum and practical training prepares them for their membership as future practitioners in team-based, relational models of care.
Dr. Litzelman is board certified in Internal Medicine and an attending physician in both Wishard Memorial Hospital and Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center.
|General Internal Medicine|
|Health Services Research|
HOSPITALS & AFFILIATIONS
|IU Health Physicians|
|IU Health Methodist/IU Health University|
|School of Medicine||University of Cincinnati College of Medicine|
|Fellowship||Indiana University Medical Center|
|Residency||University of Cincinnati School of Medicine|
I. NIH-NIAMS 09/10/2005 - 05/31/2011
"Behavioral and Social Science Integrated Curriculum (BASSIC) at Indiana University School of Medicine" (PI)
Integrated behavioral and social science material (meeting Institute of Medicine objectives) throughout the four year medical school curriculum.
II. Clarian Value Education Grant 05/01/2011 - 04/30/2013
"Enhancing Personal and Institutional Professionalism at Clarian through Education in Behavioral and Social Science-Informed Patient-Care Practices" (PI)
Goal is to create and implement a faculty development program to facilitate acquisition of skills in using reflective narratives for teaching behavioral and social sciences.
III. Howard Hughes Medical Institute 01/01/2008 - 12/31/2013
"Strengthening the Life Sciences Careers Pipeline" (PI: Agbor-Baiyee)
Goal of this study is to work with students and faculty from an inter-city Indianapolis medical magnet school to increase student interest in higher education and careers in health related fields. Role: Consultant.
IV. NIH-NIAMS 06/01/2011 - 05/31/2016
"Uniting the Formal and Informal Curriculum in a Behavioral and Social Science Integrated Curriculum (BASSIC) II" (PI)
The goal is for the Indiana University School and Medicine and Moi University School of Medicine to develop a student, physician, and institutional program of education that will improve the abilities of our physicians and health systems to provide care that is informed by the wide range of behavioral and social factors that influence patient health and illness.
V. Indiana State Department of Health 06/01/2009 - 05/31/2012
"Patient Centered Medical Home Learning Collaborative" (PI: Nancy Swigonski)
The Medical Home Learning Collaborative (MHLC) has been working to improve Medical Home concepts in primary care practices since the fall of 2009.
VI. IU Health Values Education Grant 05/01/2012 - 04/30/2015
"Improving Patient Outcomes, Patient Satisfaction and Staff Job Satisfaction by Developing Relational Coordination in an Outpatient Academic Oncology Practice" (PI: Jose Azar)
The goal of this study is to improve relational team care on an outpatient oncology service. Role: Investigator
VII. IU Health Values Education Grant 05/01/2012 - 04/30/2015
"Relational Team-Based Care in Patient-Centered Medical Homes" (PI: Shobha Pais)
The goal of this study is to improve relational team care in outpatient patient-centered medical homes. Role: Investigator
VIII. Walther Foundation 07/01/2012 - 06/30/2015
"Innovative Approaches to Improving Palliative Care Interventions through Education of Medical Providers and the Public" (PI: Steven Ivy)
|Selected Publications|||||Go To PubMed List >>|
- Litzelman DK, DiCorcia M, Cottingham AH, Inui, TS. Beyond the traditional curricula: Attending to the informal curriculum and educational theories foundational to learning social and behavioral science. In M Feldman, J Christensen, and J Satterfield (eds.) Behavioral Medicine: A Guide for Clinical Practice 4th ed. New York: McGraw Hill Medical 2012, in press.
- Kogan J, Wales P, Shea J, Litzelman DK. Clerkship evaluation: Clinical teachers and program elements. In RE Fincher (Ed.) Guidebook for Clerkship Directors 4th ed. Washington, D.C.: AAMC 2012, in press.
- Litzelman DK-profiled. Career Stories. In JD Engel, LL Pethtel, J Zarconi (eds.) Developing clinicians’ career pathways in narrative and relationship-centered care: footprints of clinician pioneers. Oxford, UK: Radcliffe Publishing 2012, 191-210.
- Umoren RA, James, JE, Litzelman DK. Evidence of reciprocity in reports on international partnerships. Education Research International, 2012, in press.
- Williamson PR, Baldwin DC, Cottingham AH, Litzelman DK et al. Transforming the professional culture of a medical school from the inside out. In AL Suchman, D Sluyter, and PR Williamson (eds) Leading Change in Healthcare: transforming organizations using complexity, positive psychology and relationship-centered care. Oxford, UK: Radcliffe Publishing 2011, 265-303.
- Carney P, Rdesnski R, Blank AE, Graham M, Wimmers P, Chen HC, Thompson B, Jackson SA, Foertsch J, Hollar D. Utility of the Association of American Medical Colleges’ (AAMC) Graduation Questionnaire to study behavioral and social sciences domains in undergraduate medical education. Acad Med 2010; 85:169-76.
- Westmoreland GR, Counsell SR, Wanzhu T, Wu J, Litzelman DK. Web-based training in geriatrics for medical residents: A randomized controlled trial using standardized patients to assess outcomes. J Am Geriatr Soc 2010; 58:1163-9.
- Litzelman DK, Williamson PR, Suchman AL, Bogdewic SP, Cottingham AH, Frankel RM, Mossbarger DL, Inui TS. Fostering faculty well-being through personal, community and cultural formation at an academic medicine center: Indiana University School of Medicine as a case study. In TR Cole, TJ Goodrich, and ER Gritz (eds) Faculty Health in Academic Medicine: Physicians, Scientists, and the Pressure of Success. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press 2009, 183-204.
- Westmoreland GR, Counsell DR, Sennour Y, Schubert CC, Frank KI, Wu J, Frankel RM, Litzelman DK, Bogdewic SP, Inui TS. Improving medical student attitudes toward older patients through a “Council of Elders” and reflective writing experience. J Am Geriatr Soc 2009; 57: 315-20.
- Inui TS, Cottingham AH, Frankel RM, Litzelman DK, Suchman AL, Williamson PR. Supporting teaching and learning of professionalism: Changing the educational environment and students’ “navigational skills.” In RL Cruess, SR Cruess, and Y Steinert (Eds.) Teaching Medical Professionalism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2008, 108-123.
- Cottingham AH, Suchman AL, Litzelman DK, Frankel RM, Mossbarger DL, Williamson PR, Baldwin DC, Inui TS. Enhancing the informal curriculum of a medical school: A case study in organizational culture change. J Gen Intern Med 2008; 23:715-22.
- Hollar D and the NIH Social and Behavioral Science Consortium (DK Litzelman, member). The national institutes of health social and behavioral science consortium: An introduction and progress report on undergraduate medical education curricular innovations. Annual of Behavioral Science and Medical Education 2007; 13:60-8.
- Litzelman DK, Cottingham, AH. The new formal competency-based curriculum and informal curriculum at Indiana University School of Medicine: Overview and five-year analysis. Acad Med 2007; 82:410-21.
- Inui TS, Cottingham AH, Frankel RM, Litzelman DK, Mossbarger DL, Suchman AL, Vu TR, Williamson PR. Educating for Professionalism at Indiana University School of Medicine. In D Wear (Ed.) Professionalism in Medicine: Critical Perspectives. New York: Springer 2006, 165-184.