LuAnn A. Wilkerson, Ed.D.

A Short Biography:

LuAnn Wilkerson, Ed.D., began her work in faculty development in 1972 with the Clinic to Improve University Teaching at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, while completing her doctorate in education. Since 1980, she has assisted hundreds of faculty members in the study and improvement of medical education in a variety of settings with a special interest in ambulatory teaching and problem-based learning. From 1984 to 1992, Dr. Wilkerson served as the Director of Faculty Development at Harvard Medical School where she contributed to the design, implementation, and evaluation of the New Pathway curriculum, including development of a teaching portfolio for the promotion of clinician-educators.

Dr. Wilkerson is currently Professor of Medicine and Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA with responsibility for oversight of the full range of medical student curricular activities, including curricular revision, faculty development, and program evaluation. She serves as Director of the Center for Educational Development and Research, Chair of the Faculty Fellowship in Medical Education, and oversees the Instructional Design and Technology Unit in the School of Medicine. Her current research projects include studies in cultural competency, geriatric education, clinical skills assessment, and curricular outcomes with current funding from the NIH to develop and evaluate a curriculum for cancer survivorship. In 2005, Dr. Wilkerson was awarded the Merrill Flair Award by the Association for American Medical Colleges for major contributions and leadership over time in the field of medical education. In 2006, she received the Daniel C. Tosteson Award for Leadership in Medical Education from the Carl J. Shapiro Institute for Education and Research at Harvard Medical School for her long-standing contributions as a teacher and scholar.

Work Titles
CTSI Co-Leader, Workforce Development Member, CTSI
UCLA Professor, Medicine Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Ed.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, 1972 - 1977
M.A., University of Texas, Austin, 1969 - 1972
B.A., Baylor University, Waco, Texas, 1965 - 1969

Contact Information:

Fax Number:

(310) 206-5046

Work Phone Number:

(310) 794-7018

Office Address:

924 Westwood Blvd.
Suite 650
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Work Address:

UCLA David Geffen Sch of Med, Ofc of the Dean-Cntr for Educ Dvlmt & Res
BOX 951722, 12-138 CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095


A selected list of publications:

Guiton G, Chang MJ, Hodgson CS, May W, & Wilkerson L.   Diversity in medical school: Students’ experiences and attitudes. , Paper presented at the Amrican Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, April 2004, ; .
Guiton G, Hodgson C, May W, White D, & Wilkerson L.   Assessing medical students’ cross-cultural skills in an objective structured clinical examination. , Paper presented at the Amrican Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San Diego April 2004, ; .
Dev P, Srivastava S, Guiterrez D, Senger S, Jones N, Steadman R, Wilkerson L, Relan A, Smith C, Akeson W, Johansen E.   Production of a multisource, real-time interactive lesson in anatomy and surgery: CORN demonstration. , Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2004; 33(1): 3-10.
Doyle Carol, Wilkerson Luann, Wimmers Paul F   Clinical clerkship timing revisited: Support for non-uniform sequencing Medical teacher, 2013; 268(2): .
Ross Paula T, Wiley Cené Crystal, Bussey-Jones Jada, Brown Arleen F, Blackman Dionne, Fernández Alicia, Fernández Leonor, Glick Susan B, Horowitz Carol R, Jacobs Elizabeth A, Peek Monica E, Wilkerson Luann, Lypson Monica L   A strategy for improving health disparities education in medicine Journal of general internal medicine, 2010; 25 Suppl 2(5): S160-3.
Wilkerson LuAnn, Fung Cha-Chi, May Win, Elliott Donna   Assessing patient-centered care: one approach to health disparities education Journal of general internal medicine, 2010; 25 Suppl 2(5): S86-90.
Wilkerson LuAnn, Stevens Carl D, Stuber Margaret L   David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, 2010; 85(9 Suppl): S88-91.
Guiton, G Hodgson, CS Delandshere, G Wilkerson, L   Communication skills in standardized-patient assessment of final-year medical students: a psychometric study Advances in health sciences education : theory and practice. , 2004; 9(3): 179-87.
Lee, M Wilkerson, L Reuben, DB Ferrell, BA   Development and validation of a geriatric knowledge test for medical students Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. , 2004; 52(6): 983-8.
Go, VL Wong, DA Wang, Y Butrum, RR Norman, HA Wilkerson, L   Diet and cancer prevention: evidence-based medicine to genomic medicine The Journal of nutrition. , 2004; 134(12 Suppl): 3513S-3516S.
Simpson, D Hafler, J Brown, D Wilkerson, L   Documentation systems for educators seeking academic promotion in U.S. medical schools Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. , 2004; 79(8): 783-90.
Powers, CA Zapka, JG Bognar, B Dube, C Hyder Ferry, L Ferguson, KJ O'donnell, JF Rigotti, N Conley Thomson, C White, M Wilkerson, L Geller, AC McIntosh, S   Evaluation of current tobacco curriculum at 12 US medical schools Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education. , 2004; 19(4): 212-9.
Wilkerson L & Anderson W   Hilliard Jason, MD, EdD: A medical student turned educator, Advances in Health Science Education, 9:325-35, 2004, 2004; 9: 325-35.

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