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Carolyn Giordano

Carolyn Giordano, PhD, FASAHP, FNAP

Associate Dean, Assessment and Evaluation; Associate Professor, Family, Community, and Preventative Medicine

Department: Family, Community & Preventive Medicine


  • PhD - Temple University (2010)
  • MA - Towson University (2001)
  • BA - Rowan University (1999)

Awards & Honors

  • Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice (NAP) in Psychology (2019)
  • Fellow for the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP) (2016)
  • The James B. Erdman Award in Interprofessional Education (2015)
  • The J. Warren Perry Distinguished Paper Award Winner from the Association of Schools of Allied Health (2013)

Memberships / Professional Affiliations

  • National Academy of Practice, NAP Data Management Systems Task Force (2020)
  • Society of Directors of Research in Medical Education (2019-)
  • Philadelphia Higher Education Assessment Leaders, Founding Member (2013-present)
  • American Interprofessional Health Collaborative, Founding Board Member (2009-2012); Co-Chair Communications Committee (2012)
  • Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (2010-present), Fellow; Nominations and Elections Committee (2015-2019); Interprofessional Education Committee (2015-2018)
  • Association for Institutional Research (2009-present)
  • American Educational Research Association, Proposal Reviewer (2005-2008)

Dr. Giordano is the associate dean for assessment and evaluation and an associate professor in the Department of Family, Community and Preventative Medicine at Drexel College of Medicine. She has been the primary author or co-author on over a dozen articles in peer-reviewed journals, in the area of health and medical education as well as in interprofessional education, and is the author and co-author on two book chapters on assessment and data analytics.

Giordano is a distinguished psychology fellow in the National Academy of Practice as well as a fellow in the Association of Schools Advancing Health Professions where she is a member of the interprofessional education subcommittee and has co-edited a special edition of the Journal of Allied Health dedicated to interprofessional education works. She has been invited to give testimony to HRSA on the impact of interprofessional education and has also been awarded the distinguished paper award from the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions and the James B. Erdmann, PhD Award for Excellence in Interprofessional Education & Collaborative Practice.


Book Chapters

"Using Data to Drive Decision Making"
Giordano, C
In: The Occupational Therapy Manager. AOTA Press (2019)


"A Review on Mode of Delivery during COVID-19 between December 2019 and April 2020"
Debrabandere ML, Farabaugh DC, Giordano C
Am J Perinatol. Dec 07. PMID: 33285608 (2020)

"An evaluation of the opportunities for collaborative practice occurring in and the impact of interprofessional education on advanced pharmacy practice experiences"
Umland EM, Valenzano J, Brown C, Giordano C
Curr Pharm Teach Learn. May; 9(3):491-497. PMID: 29233290 (2017)

"A Longitudinal Mixed-Methods Study of IPE Students’ Perceptions of Health Profession Groups: Revisiting the Contact Hypothesis"
Michalec B, Giordano C, Dallas S, Arenson C, Speakman E
Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice (2017)

"Health Professions Students' Perceptions of their IPE Program: Potential Barriers to Students' Engagement with IPE Goals"
Michalec B, Giordano C, Pugh B, Arenson C, Speakman E
Journal of Allied Health (2017)

"Student Perceptions of Academic and Professional Development During An Introductory Service-Learning Experience"
Weiss D, Joseph A, Hajjar E, Giordano C
Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning (2016)


Invited Speaking Engagement

"Psychology as a Profession and Practice"
Rowan University’s College of Science & Mathematics Senior Night keynote speaker and recognized as an “outstanding alumni,” Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ (2014)

Peer Reviewed Paper Presentations

"Examining incoming student preferences towards collaboration and the reasons why they want to become a healthcare professional"
Giordano C, Bleiweiss K
Interprofessional Care for the 21st Century: Redefining Education and Practice, Philadelphia, Pa. (October 2016)

"A Multi-Institutional Investigation into the Validity of an Interprofessional Observation Guide"
Giordano C, Blegen M, Gordon-Hickey S, Taylor JD
The Association of Schools of Allied Health Professionals Annual Conference, New Orleans, La. (October 2016)

"The Jefferson Teamwork Observation Guide (JTOG): A Tool to Support Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice"
Sicks S, Speakman E, Collins L, Giordano C
Jefferson Faculty Research Day, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pa. (October 2016)

Peer Reviewed Poster Presentations

"Assessing doccom: a web-based tool for teaching healthcare communications skills"
Sandfort D, Cestone C, Giordano C
Hawaii International Conference on Education (January 2020)

"A content analysis of experiential fieldwork assessment items mapped to the Interprofessional Education (IPEC) Competencies"
Giordano C, Carbonaro S, Greene S, Hackenberg G, Kellar B, Speakman E
Association of Schools of Allied Health Professionals Annual Conference, St. Petersburg, Fl. (2018)

"An Interprofessional Escape Room; Using a Current Gaming Strategy to Teach the IPEC Core Competencies"
Speakman E, Richards K, Giordano C, Pelletier E, Roberts N
Association of Schools of Allied Health Professionals Annual Conference, St Petersburg, Fl. (2018)