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Michael Glasser, University of Illinois, USA

Danette Mckinley, National Conference of Bar Examiners,USA

Payal Bansal, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, India



Payal Bansal, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, India


Maaike Flinkenflögel, KIT  Health (Royal Tropical Institute), Amsterdam, Netherlands
William Burdick, Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research, USA


Michael Glasser, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Dr. Michael Glasser is Associate Dean for Rural Health Professions and Research Professor of Medical Sociology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford.  He is the George T & Mildred A Mitchell Professor in Rural and Family Medicine.  Dr. Glasser directs the National Center for Rural Health Professions and is co-director of the campus School of Public Health Program.  Dr. Glasser serves as co-editor of the international journal Education for Health, a position he has held since 2005.

Dr. Glasser helped in establishing the nationally and internationally recognized Rural Medical Education (RMED) Program on the Rockford campus and the interdisciplinary National Center for Rural Health Professions (NCRHP), a designated center of the Illinois Board of Higher Education.  He has served as PI on many grants including the NIH funded Project EXPORT Center for Rural Health, supported by the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities and the Kellogg Foundation Rural People, Rural Policy initiative.  He has extensive experience in research on rural medical and pharmacy students’ career pathways.  He is director of the NCRHP Collaborating Center for Medical Education and Primary Health Care for the WHO and PAHO.  He is also Co-Investigator on the recently Health Resources and Services Administration-funded grant to recruit and educate mental health social workers for rural Illinois – with a goal of 210 social workers in rural and underserved communities in the next four years.  Finally, he has helped implement a Native American Pathways Program to recruit and prepare Native American students for medical and health professions practice in their home tribal communities.


 Danette Mckinley, Co-Editor-in-Chief   

Danette McKinley, PhD, is the Director of Diversity, Fairness, and Inclusion Research for the National Conference of Bar Examiners. She is staff co-liaison for NCBE’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee  Dr. McKinley has conducted research on the licensure and certification of health professionals for more than 30 years and is responsible for developing and implementing a research agenda that supports the missions, advocacy efforts, innovation endeavors, and thought leadership activities of the National Conference related to fairness and diversity in the legal profession.


Robert Woollard, Associate Editor

Dr Woollard is Professor of Family Practice at UBC. He has extensive national and international experience in the fields of medical education, the social accountability of medical schools, ecosystem approaches to health, and sustainable development. He co-chairs the Global Consensus on Social Accountability for Medical Schools (GCSA) and does extensive work in this area with many international bodies.


Francisco Lamus-Lemus, Associate Editor

Francisco Lamus-Lemus, is an associate professor at the School of Medicine at Universidad de La Sabana in Chía- Colombia, where he is appointed as Chief of the Department of Medical Education and Director of the Masters in Public Health program. He graduated as a medical doctor in 1989, completed his specialty in Pediatrics in 1994, and finished an MPH degree in 1995. Since 1999 he has been part of the Family and Community Medicine team that supports health professions students working with communities in the development of community health projects. He has also been involved in the implementation of early childhood development and primary health research and training initiatives nationally and abroad. 



 Karen Peters, Book and Electronic Media Review Editor 
Dr. Karen E. Peters is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Community Health Sciences at the School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). She holds joint appointments as Assistant Professor in the Graduate College of UIC and an Adjunct appointment in the Department of Family and Community Medicine in the National Center for Rural Health Professions, College of Medicine - Rockford. Dr. Peters serves as the Program Director of the Illinois Area Health Education Centers Network Program and   holds a faculty affilaitations with UIC's Institute for Health Research and Policy in the Illinois Prevention Research Center and in the Center for Research on Health and Aging where she serves as Co-Investigator.  Dr. Peters teaches courses in  global public health and in health policy analysis at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her research interests are in evidence based community health intervention development, implementation, evaluation and diffusion, most recently in the areas of cardiovascular disease, arthritis and oral health among underserved urban and rural populations. Her area of expertise is translation of population-based health promotion and disease prevention interventions to practice using community based participatory action research models.


Payal Bansal, Managing Editor
Payal Bansal is Professor and Head of the Institute of Medical Education Technology and Teachers' Training, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) at its Regional Centre in Pune, India. She graduated from Christian Medical College, Ludhiana and completed her post graduation in Surgery from PGIMER (Postgraduate Institute for Medical Education and Research), Chandigarh, India.

Dr. Bansal’s medical education training includes three International Fellowships in Medical Education through the Foundation for Advancement in International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) : in 2004-2005, the year-long Medical Education Scholar’s Program at the University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan; in 2007-2009, FAIMER Institute Fellowship in Education and Leadership at FAIMER, Philadelphia ; and from 2011-2013, the Master’s in Health Professions Education Fellowship at Maastricht University, the Netherlands.

Areas of interest in health professions education are faculty development, assessment, program evaluation and facilitating change through educational capacity building programs. Through her work at the Department of Medical Education at MUHS, Dr. Bansal has developed a model for health professions education capacity building through a Health Science University. She is responsible for curriculum development and implementation of her department’s programs and programs for national and international faculty. She also serves on faculty for the Regional Institute Programs of FAIMER in India. She has been instrumental in bringing several grants to her university, the most recent being the $250,000 Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative Award, given jointly to MUHS and the University of Michigan, USA.

Dr. Bansal has served as a Member of the Undergraduate Working Group for curriculum reform in Medical Education – Vision 2015 of the Medical Council of India from 2010-2011. She is a member of the Academic Council and Chairperson of the Board of Studies in Medical Education at MUHS, and a member of the Exam Reform Committee. She has written many book chapters and has several publications in medical education. She is a reviewer for seven international medical education journals.



William Burdick
As FAIMER’s Director of Education, William Burdick, M.D., M.S.Ed., oversees the Foundation’s efforts to create educational resources for international medical educators. Dr. Burdick has been a Co-Director of the FAIMER Institute since its inception in 2001. He also serves as ECFMG’s Assistant Vice President of Assessment Services, a position he has held since 1999.

Dr. Burdick is Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine, and has been recognized for teaching excellence with the Lindback Award and the Trustees' Award. A graduate of Oberlin College, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, and Cornell University Weill School of Medicine, Dr. Burdick completed training in Internal Medicine at Boston City Hospital and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Emergency Medicine.


Maaike Flinkenflögel

Maaike Flinkenflögel, is a Dutch medical doctor who has been working in the field of international health and health professions education for the past 15 years, mainly in in Sub Sahara Africa. She has a strong interest in PHC and the development of family medicine training in Sub Sahara Africa. Presently she is an advisor in postgraduate education in international health at KIT Royal Tropical Institute Amsterdam.



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