42499-Zakeri, Bita

Bita H. Zakeri, PhD, MA

Academic Specialist: Director of Continuing Medical Education

HS Suite 2100, #2133
Indianapolis, IN


Bita Zakeri, PhD, MA, is the Director of the Indiana University School of Medicine, Division of Continuing Medical Education. Dr. Zakeri was named to that role in June 2019. She previously served as Project Manager for the Executive Associate Dean for Educational Affairs and Institutional Improvement at the IU School of Medicine, where she was responsible for the management and implementation of statewide educational initiatives across the school’s nine campuses. She was also instrumental in the development and implementation of the Point of Care Ultrasound Curriculum and the statewide training program in UME, GME and CME. She specializes in educational program development and evaluation in health sciences and implemented a robust evaluation for CME courses to assess the efficacy of these programs in practice.

Prior to joining IU School of Medicine, Dr. Zakeri was the Continuing Professional Development Curriculum Design & Education Research Lead for Continuing Health Sciences Education at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. She has over a decade of teaching experience at the post-secondary and graduate level in humanities, education, and research methods at Indiana University Bloomington, University of Missouri, and Southern Illinois University.

She acquired her PhD in Education with a focus on Adult Education and Research Methodology from Indiana University Bloomington. Her doctoral research centered on adult sociocultural literacy development and practices, addressing issues of identity, race, gender, and social justice. She received the AAUW American Fellowship Award for her dissertation research.

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