Andrea N. Leep Hunderfund, M.D., MHPE, conducts research in medical education. She studies the relationship between learning environment factors and important educational outcomes related to high-value care, professionalism and well-being. Her research seeks to better understand how educational systems can better support the development and expression of caring, character and skills that are aligned with societal needs.
Dr. Leep Hunderfund is working to develop robust programs for the assessment and continuous improvement of clinical learning environments in undergraduate and graduate medical education. Her ongoing research aims to identify faculty behaviors and programmatic factors associated with high-value care, learner well-being, professionalism and physician professional development. Dr. Leep Hunderfund's research explores the attitudes, experiences and behaviors of medical students toward high-value care and relationships with regional practice patterns. She also contributes to studies examining associations between burnout and professionalism, and develops and evaluates educational assessments to ensure they provide valid results.
Significance to patient care
Dr. Leep Hunderfund's research aims to support leaders, clinical teams and students in co-creating environments that reflect professional values, facilitate learning and promote healing.
- Member, Research in Medical Education Committee, Association of American Medical Colleges, 2019-present
- Co-director, Kern National Network for Caring and Character in Medicine, Mayo Clinic 2018-present
- Recipient, Academic Medicine Excellence in Reviewing Award, 2018, 2019
- Co-principal investigator, Accelerating Change in Medical Education Grant, American Medical Association, 2015-2018
- Recipient, Faculty Innovation in Education Award, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2015