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Lana M. Minshew, PhD


Lana M. Minshew, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences at the MCW Pharmacy School, Robert and Patricia Kern Institute for the Transformation of Medical Education and Kern National Net


  • MCW Pharmacy School
    HRC H2600

Contact Information


PhD, Education: Learning Sciences and Psychological Studies
School of Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC - 2013-2018

MEd, Educational Psychology
School of Education, University of Houston; Houston, Texas – 2010-2012

BA, University of St. Thomas; Houston, Texas – 2002-2006
BA Education, Minor - Philosophy
Graduated Cum Laude

Postdoctoral Research Fellow for CIPhER – Center for Innovative Pharmacy Education & Research
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Eshelman School of Pharmacy


Lana M. Minshew, PhD is a learning scientist and educational researcher whose work explores the relationships between educational theory, teaching practices, and learning and cognition in health professions education. In addition, she also conducts scholarly work in support of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in health professions learning environments. Dr. Minshew began her career as a K-12 science educator in Houston, Texas. She completed her Master’s in Educational Psychology in 2012 from the University of Houston, and her Doctor of Philosophy in Education (Learning Sciences and Psychological Studies) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2018. Prior to joining MCW, Dr. Minshew completed a 3-year postdoctoral research fellowship with the Center for Innovative Pharmacy Education and Research (CIPhER) at the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy.

Research Areas of Interest

  • Cultural Competency
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Culturally Competent Care
  • Education
  • Education, Medical
  • Education, Medical, Undergraduate
  • Education, Pharmacy
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Qualitative Research
  • Teaching

Research Experience

  • Behavior Observation Techniques
  • Data Collection
  • Empirical Research
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Focus Groups
  • Interviews as Topic
  • Qualitative Research

Research Interests

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in education
  • Learning and Cognition in Health Professions Education
  • Teaching practices in the didactic and experiential learning environments
  • Exploring the use of educational theory in the health profession
  • Using qualitative and mixed methods to examine educational phenomena
  • Discourse and collaboration for teaching and learning