Marina Shapiro

M.S., Ph.D.

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Assistant Professor
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality in medical education curricula and patient care, equity gaps in medicine, health disparities in medicine


Ph.D., George Mason University, Science Education Research (Chemistry) and Learning Technologies

M.S., Towson University, Forensic Science (Biochemistry Molecular Biology, Forensic Analytical Chemistry)

B.S., Towson University, Biology, Chemistry minor


Dr. Marina Shapiro’s background is in Science Education Research (Chemistry) and Learning Technologies. Dr. Shapiro’s research focuses on implementing virtual and augmented reality learning environments into medical education curricula and patient care, decreasing equity gaps in medicine, and eliminating health disparities in medicine. Additional research includes guided-inquiry learning, decreasing equity gaps for first generation underrepresented minority (URM) students to prepare students to enter into
STEM workforce and medical careers. Her teaching experience includes Chemistry and Biochemistry pre-medical and health professions courses.
Dr. Shapiro serves as reviewer for various education, technology education, medical education, science education, chemical education, and STEM education journals and conference organizations.