Jane Gagliardi Named Associate Dean for Learning Environment and Well-being

Jane Gagliardi, MD, MHS, has been named the new Associate Dean for Learning Environment and Well-being, effective July 1.

Gagliardi is a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, professor of medicine, and the director of the Combined Internal Medicine-Psychiatry Residency Training Program.  

As Associate Dean for Learning Environment and Well-being, Gagliardi will serve as the academic leader ensuring that the School of Medicine’s health professions education programs occur in professional, respectful, and positive learning environments, including the MD, Physician Assistant, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy Doctorate, and Master of Biomedical Sciences programs. In conjunction with directors of the different programs, she will develop a cohesive plan for support services for students to include academic, disability and mental health support. She will be responsible for exploring the feasibility of establishing a School of Medicine Office of Student Services which would standardize the resources available to students and ensure equitable access across the school.  

Gagliardi is an alumna of Duke University School of Medicine and Duke's combined residency training program in Internal Medicine-Psychiatry. She has been on faculty in both departments since completing residency training in 2003. She served as clerkship director and director of undergraduate medical education in the Department of Medicine and later as residency director and vice chair for education in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She is the founding course co-director for the medical student evidence-based medicine course and a longtime facilitator in the clinical skills course. She currently serves as the combined Internal Medicine-Psychiatry residency director. She is also a PACT program peer messenger, a facilitator for interprofessional health system Conversations with Colleagues, a Department of Medicine Civility Champion, and a trainer for the Department of Medicine’s Stepping in 4 Respect and Inclusion workshops.