Abigail W Konopasky


Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Abigail Konopasky, PhD
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
linguistic analysis; diversity, equity, and inclusion; agency
qualitative methods, mixed methods
Office Phone


PhD, Educational Psychology, George Mason University, 2016
Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship, Duke University, 2002
PhD, Linguistics, Princeton University, 2001
BA, Russian and French, Dartmouth College, 1993


Dr. Abigail Konopasky is an assistant professor of medicine in the Center for Health Professions Education at Uniformed Services University. She received her PhD in Educational Psychology from George Mason University, where she developed functional linguistic tools to explore learner agency, and her PhD in Linguistics from Princeton University, where she studied language structure. Dr. Konopasky mentors graduate students, teaches and advises in the HPE program, and advises the medical student special interest group, the Health Education Interest Group for Higher Training (HEIGHT). She also leads the Diversity, Gender, and Cultural Impact theme for the Long-Term Career Outcome Study (LTCOS).