10855-Ballard, James

James A. Ballard

Adjunct Associate Professor of Family Medicine


Dr. Ballard is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) and the Executive Director of the Indiana Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Network. In addition to his responsibility for leading the Indiana AHEC Network, he facilitates medical student learning and is an active member of the IUSM diversity and admissions committees. He has a life-long interest and passion for developing partnerships among academic institutions with community partners. Additionally, Dr. Ballard is active with the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative and is a tactic chair for the emerging national Preceptor Expansion Project coordinated by the Society of Teachers in Family Medicine.

Titles & Appointments

  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Family Medicine
  • Education
    2015 EdD Northern Kentucky University
    2015 EDD Northern Kentucky University
    1998 MS University of Kentucy
    1998 MS University of Kentucky
    1988 BA University of Notre Dame
    1988 BA University of Notre Dame
  • Research

    Experiential Education

    Interprofessional Education

    Hidden Curriculum

  • Professional Organizations
    American Educational Research Association
    American Psychological Association
    Generalists in Medical Education
    National Area Health Education Center Association
    National Association of Rural Medical Educators
    National Rural Health Association
    Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
    Southern Group on Educational Affairs

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