23190-Sharp, Sacha

Sacha N. Sharp, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

CL 628A
Indianapolis, IN
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Sacha Sharp, PhD (she/her) is an assistant professor of medicine and adjunct assistant professor in the program of Africana Studies at IUPUI. Dr. Sharp is also the co-chair of the IUSM Diversity Council. As medical education specialist, she serves medical students, residents, and fellows through educational success initiatives. She also has expertise in curriculum development, program management and evaluation, and provides observations of teaching. 
Dr. Sharp earned her PhD at IU Bloomington with a higher education focus in the Department of Education, Leadership, and Policy Studies. She also earned a master in education and human development from the George Washington University. Additionally, Dr. Sharp has a bachelors in art education, which she uses to incorporate medical humanities in her instruction. 

Dr. Sharp is available for speaking engagements, and has given talks in the following: 

- Introduction to qualitative inquiry and theoretical framework.
Clinical Educator Teaching Pathway. IUSM
- Professionalism and the Hidden curriculum. Clinical Educator Teaching Pathway. IUSM
- Managing research teams. ASPIRE. IUSM
- Black Women Graduate Students' Social Media Use as a Space for Reclamation, Resistance, and Healing. Perspectives on Race. University of Georgia- Athens
- Innovative prospects: Policy, advocacy and change in education during the Covid era. Education Public Policy Leadership Certificate. The Ohio State University. (Twitter Chat)

Key Publications

  1. Sharp, S. (2020). Applying Critical Theories to Social Media Mining and Analysis in (Ed. Qian, J., & Kennedy, E.) Advancing Educational Research with Emerging Technology. IGI Global. *
  2. Sotto-Santiago, S., Sharp, S., Mac. J., Messmore, N., Haywood, A., Tyson, M., & Yi, V., (2021). Reclaiming the mission of academic medicine: An examination of institutional responses to (anti)racism. AEM Education and Training.*
  3. Patton, L. D., Copridge, K. & Sharp, S. (2021). Black women undergraduates’ reflections on the path to college: Naming and challenging structural divestments In Investing in the Educational Success of Black Women and Girls. Stylus Publishing.*
  4. Sharp, S., Hixson, A., Stumpf, J., and Williamson, F. (2022). Understanding the experiences of Black women medical students and residents in medicine: A narrative review. Frontiers in Public Health.*
  5. Sharp, S. (2022). Conversations among Black women graduate students: exploring social media self-expressions for the purpose of reclamation. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education.
  6. Williamson, F., Sharp, S., Hills, G., Dilly, C., and Nabhan, Z. (Accepted). Leveraging Resident-as-Teacher training for health equity education: A transformative approach. Teach Learn Med.*
  7. Tucker Edmonds, B., Sharp, S., and Walker, V (Under Review). Mitigating misogynoir: Professionalism as a health equity strategy. Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology

Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Medical Education Academic Specialist
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor in Africana Studies, IUPUI
  • Education
    2020 PhD Indiana University
    2013 MA George Washington University
    2010 BS Murray State University
  • Research
    Dr. Sharp's dissertation is titled "A Dramaturgical Analysis of Black Women Graduate Students’ Use of Social Media as a Space for Reclamation, Resistance, and Healing." Relatedly, Sharp’s research interests include social media use, retention initiatives, success for underserved populations -- specifically Black women, and Black health equity.
  • Professional Organizations
    AAMC - Central Group on Educational Affairs
    Alliance of Academic Internal Medicine
    Association of American Medical Colleges
    National Association of Medical Minority Educators
  • Awards
    Org: Indiana University
    Desc: Trustee Teaching Award
    Scope: University
    Date: 2024-04-01
    Org: American Educational Research Association, Research on Women in Education SIG
    Desc: Dissertation of the Year
    Scope: National
    Org: American Educational Research Association, Division J
    Desc: Dissertation of the Year
    Scope: National
    Org: Indiana University
    Desc: Building Bridges Diversity Award
    Scope: National
    Org: American Educational Research Association, Research on Women in Education SIG
    Desc: Dissertation of the Year
    Scope: National

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