Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Phone: (516) 519-5600
Lauren Block is a general internist and clinician educator. Her research interests include trainee wellness, interprofessional education, and curriculum development. She sees patients in primary care, precepts residents, and teaches epidemiology, communication, physical diagnosis, and clinical reasoning at the Zucker School of Medicine.
Dr. Block’s focus is on curriculum development in undergraduate medical education, building interprofessional educational programs, the patient centered medical home, and the move to electronic prescribing.
Current projects include the following:
1. Primary care perspectives on iStop (NY State Prescription Drug Monitoring Program)
2. Building awareness of healthcare teams among medical students and nurses
3. Design of a PD-ultrasound curriculum for medical students
4. Development of a patient experience module for medical students
5. Resident attainment of Patient Centered Medical Home EPAs
6. Real patients as teachers of medical students
7. An evaluation of IMPACcT (Improving Patient Access Care and cost through Training).
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Harvard Medical School
2016 TEACH Scholar, Society of General Internal Medicine
2016 Educational Innovations Poster Award, Mid-Atlantic SGIM meeting
2014-2015 High Potential Mentor, Arnold P Gold MAP-IT Grant
2014 General Internal Medicine Nominee, Spielman Award for Excellence in Research
2014 Hamolsky Finalist, National SGIM Meeting
2014 Finalist, Innovations Section, Society of Hospital Medicine Annual Meeting
2013 APDIM Spring Meeting Award of Excellence for Research Abstract
2013 Educational Innovations Poster Award, Mid-Atlantic SGIM meeting
2012 MPH Capstone Award, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health