Editor in Chief
Christopher Morley, PhD, MA, has been chair of the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Upstate Medical University since 2016. He is the vice-chair for research in the Department of Family Medicine at Upstate, and has held a faculty position and leadership roles in the Department of Family Medicine since 2007. In 2001, Dr Morley began his work at Upstate in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, where he maintains a courtesy appointment. Prior to his roles at Upstate, Dr Morley worked at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY, in several positions related to cancer information and tobacco control. Dr Morley's research focuses on student specialty choice, health policy, social determinants/health disparities, ethics, primary care practice improvement, cancer screening, tobacco control, research methods, and special populations. He serves as an editorial board member for the following peer-reviewed journals: Family Medicine, Disability and Health Journal, and Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews. Dr Morley received his PhD in Social Science, and his MA in Public Administration from the Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He also holds a Certificate of Advanced Study in Health Services Management and Policy.
Kristen Bene, PhD, is the associate director for education at UCHealth Fort Collins Family Medicine Residency in Fort Collins, Colorado, where she served in various other capacities from 2002 to 2009. Dr Bene’s areas of research expertise include peer teaching in medical education, quality improvement and primary care practice transformation, and curriculum development and evaluation. She earned a PhD in Educational Leadership from Colorado State University in 2013, and a Master of Science in Educational Psychology from Pennsylvania State University in 2002.
John Epling, Jr, MD, MSED, is professor of family and community medicine at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, and medical director of research in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. Dr Epling’s research expertise is in educational instructional design, development, and evaluation; evidence-based medicine; public health; clinical preventive services and intimate partner violence; and clinical decision-making. He completed his MD degree at Tufts University School of Medicine in 1992, his family medicine residency at the Medical University of South Carolina, and his Master of Science in Education in Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation at Syracuse University in 2004.
Amanda Kost, MD, is associate professor in the University of Washington Department of Family Medicine. Dr Kost is the director of the Ecology of Health and Medicine Course at UW, and faculty advisor for the Community Health Advancement Program. She codirects the Community-focused Urban Scholars Program (CUSP) to help prepare students to care for urban underserved populations. Dr Kost’s research expertise lies in the areas of medical student choice of care of underserved populations, and health care systems and their impact on medical practice and health. She earned her MD degree at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Science, and completed her medical residency at the University of Washington.
Amy Lee, MD, serves in many roles at Tufts University, including family medicine associate clerkship director, chair of the Educational Strategic Planning II Committee on Healthcare Systems, codirector of the Student-As-Teacher Program, elected member of the Curriculum Committee, and Harvey Learning Community advisor. Dr Lee is the founder and director of the Society for Wholeness in Medicine, an organization aimed at promoting principles and practices of self-care and wellness among doctors and medical students. Her primary research interests are family medicine clerkship education, family medicine specialty advising, interprofessional education, medical student well-being, cross-cultural communication, and implicit bias in medical care. Dr Lee earned her MD degree at Tufts University School of Medicine in 2002 and completed her residency at the Tufts University Family Medicine Residency in Malden, Massachusetts.
Julie Phillips, MD, MPH, is currently the assistant dean of student career and professional development at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She also serves as associate professor of family medicine in the Sparrow-MSU Family Medicine Residency Program in Lansing, Michigan. Dr Phillips’ research expertise includes medical student professional development, social mission-driven medical education, and development of the primary care physician workforce. She has a particular interest in the influence of financial concerns on medical students’ specialty choices. She is also interested in family medicine resident teaching, particularly teaching research skills and the care of underserved populations. Dr Phillips is a member of the editorial board for Family Medicine and serves as board member for the Society for Values in Higher Education. She represents the North American Primary Care Research Group to the Academic Family Medicine Advocacy Council. Dr Phillips earned her MD degree at the University of Michigan Medical School and completed her residency at the University of Michigan Family Medicine Residency Program.
Jacob Prunuske, MD, MSPH, is associate professor of family and community medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, where he also serves as assistant dean for clinical learning. He is currently a staff physician at Aspirus Wausau Family Medicine in Wausau, Wisconsin. Dr Prunuske serves on the board of directors for the Family Medicine Midwest Foundation, and on the editorial board for Family Medicine. His research expertise is in curricular development and design, public health in medical education, and primary care workforce issues. He earned his MD degree at the University of Wisconsin in 2000, and completed both his Master of Science in Public Health and medical residency at the University of Utah.
Andrea Wendling, MD, is a professor at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, where she is also director of the rural health curriculum. Her research expertise is in the areas of rural medical education and workforce issues, and she is currently focused on medical education and its impact on the rural physician workforce. Dr Wendling is an assistant editor for Family Medicine, and is the medical director at the Charlevoix Area Physicians Organization. Dr Wendling receives funding from the Michigan Center for Rural Health. She earned her MD at the University of Michigan and completed her residency at the Michigan State University Grand Rapids Family Medicine Residency Program.
Traci Brazelton, CAE, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
Sam Grammer, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine