Ronald M Cervero

M.A., Ph.D.

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
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Ronald M. Cervero is a professor and associate director for remote campus education in the Department of Medicine’s Graduate Programs in Health Professions Education. Prior to his recent move to USU, he held a variety of leadership roles at the University of Georgia (UGA). He served as Head of the Department of Lifelong Education, Administration, and Policy and Associate Dean for Outreach and Engagement in the College of Education. Most recently, he was the Associate Vice President for Instruction with administrative responsibility for the University’s Science Learning Center, Office of Online Learning, Center for Teaching and Learning, Office of Academic Assessment, Extended Campuses, and Air Force and Army ROTC. He provided significant and sustained leadership for distance education since 2001 when he led the Department to offer UGA’s first online graduate degree. Since then, he has been responsible for the growth of online learning programs for the College of Education and served as interim director of the University’s Office of Online Learning.

Dr. Cervero has provided intellectual and organizational leadership for the field of health professions education over the span of his career. He has published extensively in health professions education, with special emphasis on continuing professional development and has recently given invited speeches or keynotes for the National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health, the Alliance for Continuing Medical Education, the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, Harvard Medical School, Vanderbilt University Medical School, Marine Corps University, HHS’s Bureau of Health Professions, the American Occupational Therapy Association, and the Medical Association of Georgia. He serves on the Advisory Board on Interprofessional Continuing Education for the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education and as a Consulting Editor for the Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions. He was extensively involved in health professions education at the University of Georgia where he founded and served as co-director of the Institute for Evidence-Based Health Professions Education, was the co-PI for Georgia’s Public Health Training Center, and served for seven years as the educational consultant for the Augusta University-UGA Medical Partnership to strengthen the medical school’s teaching, curriculum development, and educational research projects. He recently led the Provost’s initiative on interprofessional education that led to the creation of a campus-wide effort to build and sustain an IPE program linking all health professions units.

Dr. Cervero received the Aderhold Distinguished Professor Award in 2008 for excellence in research, teaching, and outreach from the University of Georgia’s College of Education.