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Christy Boscardin, PhD
Associate Professor

1855 Folsom Street, MCB
San Francisco, CA 94103

Christy Boscardin, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine, and education faculty in the Office of Medical Education. Her research interests include issues of reliability and validity of performance assessments, applications of latent variable modeling to complex data, medical education, implementation science, health disparity and access to quality health care. Dr. Boscardin received her BA from UC Berkeley, her MA from Stanford University, and PhD in social research methodology from UCLA.

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Recent Articles (66)

Feigenbaum DF, Boscardin CK, Frieden IJ, Mathes EFD. Can You See Me Now? Video Supplementation for Pediatric Teledermatology Cases. Pediatr Dermatol. 2017 Aug 02.

Gonzales R, Moriates C, Lau C, Valencia V, Imershein S, Rajkomar A, Prasad P, Boscardin C, Grady D, Johnston S. Caring Wisely: A Program to Support Frontline Clinicians and Staff in Improving Healthcare Delivery and Reducing Costs. J Hosp Med. 2017 Aug; 12(8):662-667.

Rosenbluth G, Burman NJ, Ranji SR, Boscardin CK. Development of a Multi-Domain Assessment Tool for Quality Improvement Projects. J Grad Med Educ. 2017 Aug; 9(4):473-478.

Peters H, Holzhausen Y, Boscardin C, Ten Cate O, Chen HC. Twelve tips for the implementation of EPAs for assessment and entrustment decisions. Med Teach. 2017 May 26; 1-6.

Miyar ME, Brown M, Vivar KL, Jablon K, Boscardin C, Levy ML, Teng JM, Mathes EF. An Atopic Dermatitis Management Algorithm for Primary Care Providers and Assessment of Its Usefulness as a Clinical Tool. Pediatr Dermatol. 2017 May 25.

Sewell JL, Boscardin CK, Young JQ, Ten Cate O, O'Sullivan PS. Learner, Patient, and Supervisor Features Are Associated With Different Types of Cognitive Load During Procedural Skills Training: Implications for Teaching and Instructional Design. Acad Med. 2017 Apr 25.

Zygourakis CC, Liu CY, Yoon S, Moriates C, Boscardin C, Dudley RA, Lawton MT, Theodosopoulos P, Berger MS, Gonzales R. Analysis of Cost Variation in Craniotomy for Tumor Using 2 National Databases. Neurosurgery. 2017 Apr 10.

Gonzales R, Boscardin C, Auerbach A. Communicating Context in Quality Improvement Reports. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Apr 10.

Zygourakis CC, Liu CY, Wakam G, Moriates C, Boscardin C, Ames CP, Mummaneni PV, Ratliff J, Dudley RA, Gonzales R. Geographic and Hospital Variation in Cost of Lumbar Laminectomy and Lumbar Fusion for Degenerative Conditions. Neurosurgery. 2017 Mar 10.

van der Gijp A, Vincken KL, Boscardin C, Webb EM, Ten Cate OT, Naeger DM. The Effect of Teaching Search Strategies on Perceptual Performance. Acad Radiol. 2017 Feb 24.

Young JQ, Boscardin CK, van Dijk SM, Abdullah R, Irby DM, Sewell JL, Ten Cate O, O'Sullivan PS. Performance of a cognitive load inventory during simulated handoffs: Evidence for validity. SAGE Open Med. 2016; 4:2050312116682254.

Zygourakis CC, Valencia V, Moriates C, Boscardin CK, Catschegn S, Rajkomar A, Bozic KJ, Soo Hoo K, Goldberg AN, Pitts L, Lawton MT, Dudley RA, Gonzales R. Association Between Surgeon Scorecard Use and Operating Room Costs. JAMA Surg. 2016 Dec 07.

Boscardin CK, Wijnen-Meijer M, Cate OT. Taking Rater Exposure to Trainees Into Account When Explaining Rater Variability. J Grad Med Educ. 2016 Dec; 8(5):726-730.

Zygourakis CC, Valencia V, Boscardin C, Nayak RU, Moriates C, Gonzales R, Theodosopoulos P, Lawton MT. Predictors of Variation in Neurosurgical Supply Costs and Outcomes Across 4904 Surgeries at a Single Institution. World Neurosurg. 2016 Dec; 96:177-183.

Debarger, A. H., Penuel, W. R., Moorthy, S., Beauvineau, Y., Kennedy, C. A. and Boscardin, C. K.. Investigating Purposeful Science Curriculum Adaptation as a Strategy to Improve Teaching and Learning. Sci. Ed. 2016.

Zygourakis CC, Valencia V, Moriates C, Boscardin C, Catschegn S, Goldberg A, Bozic K, Hoo KS, Wustrack R, Pitts LH, Dudley A, Gonzales R, Lawton MT. 152 A Prospective Controlled Trial of the Effect of Surgeon Cost Scorecards on Operating Room Surgical Cost Reduction. Neurosurgery. 2016 Aug; 63 Suppl 1:161-2.

Sewell JL, Boscardin CK, Young JQ, Ten Cate O, O'Sullivan PS. Measuring cognitive load during procedural skills training with colonoscopy as an exemplar. Med Educ. 2016 Jun; 50(6):682-92.

Zygourakis CC, Yoon S, Valencia V, Boscardin C, Moriates C, Gonzales R, Lawton MT. Operating room waste: disposable supply utilization in neurosurgical procedures. J Neurosurg. 2016 May 6; 1-6.

Hauer KE, Cate OT, Boscardin CK, Iobst W, Holmboe ES, Chesluk B, Baron RB, O'Sullivan PS. Ensuring Resident Competence: A Narrative Review of the Literature on Group Decision Making to Inform the Work of Clinical Competency Committees. J Grad Med Educ. 2016 May; 8(2):156-64.

Ackerman SL, Boscardin C, Karliner L, Handley MA, Cheng S, Gaither TW, Hagey J, Hennein L, Malik F, Shaw B, Trinidad N, Zahner G, Gonzales R. The Action Research Program: Experiential Learning in Systems-Based Practice for First-Year Medical Students. Teach Learn Med. 2016 Apr-Jun; 28(2):183-91.

Chen HC, Ten Cate O, O'Sullivan P, Boscardin C, Eidson-Ton WS, Basaviah P, Woehrle T, Teherani A. Students' goal orientations, perceptions of early clinical experiences and learning outcomes. Med Educ. 2016 Feb; 50(2):203-13.

Cullen EB, Hauer KE, Eisenstein L, Boscardin CK, Schroeder SA. Southern Medical Students' Views on Medicaid Expansion. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Feb 1; 176(2):254-6.

Boscardin CK. Reducing Implicit Bias Through Curricular Interventions. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Dec; 30(12):1726-8.

Boscardin CK, Gonzales R, Bradley KL, Raven MC. Predicting cost of care using self-reported health status data. BMC Health Serv Res. 2015; 15(1):406.

Hauer KE, Boscardin C, Fulton TB, Lucey C, Oza S, Teherani A. Using a Curricular Vision to Define Entrustable Professional Activities for Medical Student Assessment. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Sep; 30(9):1344-8.

Hauer KE, Chesluk B, Iobst W, Holmboe E, Baron RB, Boscardin CK, Cate OT, O'Sullivan PS. Reviewing residents' competence: a qualitative study of the role of clinical competency committees in performance assessment. Acad Med. 2015 Aug; 90(8):1084-92.

Zygourakis CC, Valencia V, Moriates C, Catschegn S, Afshar A, Bozic K, Hoo KS, Goldberg A, Boscardin C, Gonzales R, Pitts LH, Lawton MT. . OR Score: Reducing Operating Room Costs Through a Hospital-Wide Price Transparency Initiative. Neurosurgery. 2015; 62(1):202-3.

Ho CK, Boscardin CK, Gleason N, Collado D, Terdiman J, Terrault NA, Gonzales R. Optimizing the pre-referral workup for gastroenterology and hepatology specialty care: consensus using the Delphi method. J Eval Clin Pract. 2015 Jul 30.

Kogan JR, Lapin J, Aagaard E, Boscardin C, Aiyer MK, Cayea D, Cifu A, Diemer G, Durning S, Elnicki M, Fazio SB, Khan AR, Lang VJ, Mintz M, Nixon LJ, Paauw D, Torre DM, Hauer KE. The effect of resident duty-hours restrictions on internal medicine clerkship experiences: surveys of medical students and clerkship directors. Teach Learn Med. 2015; 27(1):37-50.

Boscardin CK, Grbic D, Grumbach K, O'Sullivan P. Educational and individual factors associated with positive change in and reaffirmation of medical students' intention to practice in underserved areas. Acad Med. 2014 Nov; 89(11):1490-6.

Oza SK, Boscardin CK, Wamsley M, Sznewajs A, May W, Nevins A, Srinivasan M, E Hauer K. Assessing 3rd year medical students' interprofessional collaborative practice behaviors during a standardized patient encounter: A multi-institutional, cross-sectional study. Med Teach. 2015 Oct; 37(10):915-25.

Feigenbaum DF, Boscardin CK, Frieden IJ, Mathes EF. What should primary care providers know about pediatric skin conditions? A modified Delphi technique for curriculum development. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014 Oct; 71(4):656-62.

Mathes EF, Frieden IJ, Cho CS, Boscardin CK. Randomized controlled trial of spaced education for pediatric residency education. J Grad Med Educ. 2014 Jun; 6(2):270-4.

Burman NJ, Boscardin CK, Van Schaik SM. Career-long learning: relationship between cognitive and metacognitive skills. Med Teach. 2014 Aug; 36(8):715-23.

Alegría DA, Boscardin C, Poncelet A, Mayfield C, Wamsley M. Using tablets to support self-regulated learning in a longitudinal integrated clerkship. Med Educ Online. 2014; 19:23638.

Eng JA, Hunter CJ, Handley MA, Boscardin CK, Gonzales R, Ackerman SL. Patient attitudes about specialty follow-up care by telephone. Am J Manag Care. 2014 Feb; 20(2):164-7.

Hauer KE, Ten Cate O, Boscardin C, Irby DM, Iobst W, O'Sullivan PS. Understanding trust as an essential element of trainee supervision and learning in the workplace. Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2014 Aug; 19(3):435-56.

Mookherjee S, Chang A, Boscardin CK, Hauer KE. How to develop a competency-based examination blueprint for longitudinal standardized patient clinical skills assessments. Med Teach. 2013 Nov; 35(11):883-90.

Curtis DA, Lind SL, Boscardin CK, Dellinges M. Does student confidence on multiple-choice question assessments provide useful information? Med Educ. 2013 Jun; 47(6):578-84.

Cipriano SD, Dybbro E, Boscardin CK, Shinkai K, Berger TG. Online learning in a dermatology clerkship: piloting the new American Academy of Dermatology Medical Student Core Curriculum. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2013 Aug; 69(2):267-72.

Boscardin CK, Gonzales R. The impact of demographic characteristics on nonresponse in an ambulatory patient satisfaction survey. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2013 Mar; 39(3):123-8.

Wijnen-Meijer M, Van der Schaaf M, Booij E, Harendza S, Boscardin C, Van Wijngaarden J, Ten Cate TJ. An argument-based approach to the validation of UHTRUST: can we measure how recent graduates can be trusted with unfamiliar tasks? Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2013 Dec; 18(5):1009-27.

Pape,S., Irving, K.E., Owens, D.T., Boscardin, C.K., Sanalan, V.H., Abrahamson, A.L., Kaya, S., Shin, H.S., & Silver, D.. Classroom connectivity in Algebra I classrooms: results of a randomized control trial. Effective Education. 2013; 4(2):169-189.

Boscardin C, Penuel W. Exploring benefits of audience-response systems on learning: a review of the literature. Acad Psychiatry. 2012 Sep 1; 36(5):401-7.

Richter Lagha RA, Boscardin CK, May W, Fung CC. A comparison of two standard-setting approaches in high-stakes clinical performance assessment using generalizability theory. Acad Med. 2012 Aug; 87(8):1077-82.

Lee CA, Chang A, Chou CL, Boscardin C, Hauer KE. Standardized patient-narrated web-based learning modules improve students' communication skills on a high-stakes clinical skills examination. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Nov; 26(11):1374-7.

Tabas JA, Boscardin C, Jacobsen DM, Steinman MA, Volberding PA, Baron RB. Clinician attitudes about commercial support of continuing medical education: results of a detailed survey. Arch Intern Med. 2011 May 9; 171(9):840-6.

Boscardin CK. Profiling students for remediation using latent class analysis. Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2012 Mar; 17(1):55-63.

Plant JL, van Schaik SM, Sliwka DC, Boscardin CK, O'Sullivan PS. Validation of a self-efficacy instrument and its relationship to performance of crisis resource management skills. Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2011 Dec; 16(5):579-90.

Hauer KE, Fernandez A, Teherani A, Boscardin CK, Saba GW. Assessment of medical students' shared decision-making in standardized patient encounters. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Apr; 26(4):367-72.

Hauer KE, Boscardin C, Gesundheit N, Nevins A, Srinivasan M, Fernandez A. Impact of student ethnicity and patient-centredness on communication skills performance. Med Educ. 2010 Jul; 44(7):653-61.

Steinman MA, Boscardin CK, Aguayo L, Baron RB. Commercial influence and learner-perceived bias in continuing medical education. Acad Med. 2010 Jan; 85(1):74-9.

Chen HC, Tan JP, O'Sullivan P, Boscardin C, Li A, Muller J. Impact of an information retrieval and management curriculum on medical student citations. Acad Med. 2009 Oct; 84(10 Suppl):S38-41.

Chang A, Boscardin C, Chou CL, Loeser H, Hauer KE. Predicting failing performance on a standardized patient clinical performance examination: the importance of communication and professionalism skills deficits. Acad Med. 2009 Oct; 84(10 Suppl):S101-4.

Hauer KE, Durning SJ, Kernan WN, Fagan MJ, Mintz M, O'Sullivan PS, Battistone M, DeFer T, Elnicki M, Harrell H, Reddy S, Boscardin CK, Schwartz MD. Factors associated with medical students' career choices regarding internal medicine. JAMA. 2008 Sep 10; 300(10):1154-64.

Muthen, B., Khoo, S.K., Francis, D., & Boscardin, C.K. . Multilevel modeling: Methodological advances, issues and applications. Analysis of reading skills development from kindergarten through first grade: An application of growth mixture modeling to sequential processes. 2002.

Wu, K.B., Goldschmidt, P., & Boscardin, C. (2006). . In M. Lewis and M. Lockheed, eds., Exclusion, Gender and Schooling: Case Studies from the Developing World. "Narrowing Gender and Social Gaps in Educational Enrollment and Performance in India".

Aguirre-Muñoz, Z., Park, J.E., Amabisca, A., & Boscardin, C. K. . Bilingual Research Journal. Developing Teacher Capacity for Serving ELLs' Writing Instructional Needs: A Case for Systematic Functional Linguistics. 31:295-322..

Boscardin, C. K., & Aguirre-Muñoz, Z . Educational Assessment Journa. Relationship between Opportunity to Learn and student performance on English and Algebra assessments. 10(4):147-172.

Boscardin, C. K., Muthen, B., & Francis, D. . Journal of Educational Psychology. Early Identification of Reading Difficulties using Heterogeneous Developmental Trajectories. 100(1):192-208.

Aguirre-Muñoz, Z., & Boscardin, C. K. Journal of Latinos and Education. The importance of promoting language learning: Implications for opportunity to learn indicator systems. 7(3):186-205.

Greenlief, C.L., Litman, C., Hanson, T.L., Rosen, R., Boscardin, C.K., Herman, J., Schneider, S.A., Madden, S., & Jones, B.. American Educational Research Journal. Integrating Literacy and Science in Biology: Teaching and Learning Impacts of Reading Apprenticeship Professional Development. 48(3):647-717.

Price, P., Tepperman, J., Iseli, M., Duong, T., Black, M., Wang, S., Boscardin, C., Heritage, M., Pearson, D., Narayanan, S., & Alwan, A. . Speech Communication. Assessment of Emerging Reading Skills. 51:968-984.

Penuel, W., Boscardin, C.K., Masyn, K., & Crawford, V . Educational Technology Research & Developmen. Teaching with student response systems in elementary and secondary education settings: a survey study. 55:315-346.

Wu, K.B., Goldschmidt, P., & Boscardin, C. Education Economics. International Benchmarking and determinants of mathematics achievement in two Indian states. 17(3):395-411.

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