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School of Medicine

Office of Assessment and Evaluation Studies


The mission of the Assessment and Evaluation Studies program is to improve research in: a) the undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical education programs of the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, and b) the clinical and translational research program of the VCU Center for Clinical and Translational Research, while contributing to the body of knowledge regarding the professional development of health care professionals and researchers.


The goals of the Assessment and Evaluation Studies Program are to offer services that:

  • Improve education and clinical effectiveness by exploring the professional development of physicians, including their learning, clinical behavior, and patient outcomes
  • Enhance the assessment of learners in undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical education
  • Support organizational self-study
  • Analyze costs, effectiveness and benefits of select projects or programs
  • Improve the training and research productivity of those interested in conducting clinical and translational research under the auspices of VCU

Assistance with Research or Evaluation Projects

The Office of Assessment and Evaluation Studies provides consultation and implementation services to VCU School of Medicine faculty, residents, and medical students in the areas of:

  • Education research design
  • Program evaluation design
  • Data collection and data management
  • Statistical analysis and interpretation in the context of education research
  • Abstract and manuscript preparation
  • Validity and reliability of assessment tools

If you are interested in research and evaluation assistance, please fill out the online form.


Paul E. Mazmanian, Ph.D.
Associate dean, Assessment and Evaluation Studies
Email: pemazman@vcu.edu
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Nital Appelbaum, Ph.D.
Assistant professor
Email: npappelbaum@vcu.edu
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Deborah DiazGranados, Ph.D.
Assistant professor
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Kathleen Kreutzer, M.Ed.
Email: kkreutze@vcu.edu
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Kelly Lockeman, Ph.D.
Assistant professor
Email: kslockeman@vcu.edu
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Moshe Feldman, Ph.D.
Assistant professor
Email: mfeldman@vcu.edu
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Contact Us

Office of Assessment and Evaluation Studies
730 East Broad Street
Theater Row Building, Suite 4200
Box 980466
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0048
Phone: (804) 827-0425
Toll free: (800) 413-2872
Email: AESMEDEVAL@vcu.edu