Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Institute for the Transformation of Medical Education
Lana Minshew, MEd, PhD

Lana Minshew, PhD, MEd

Director, Human-Centered Design Lab; Member, P-METaL Lab, Kern Institute


Dr. Lana M. Minshew is a learning scientist and educational researcher whose work explores the relationship between educational theory, teaching practices, learning and cognition, and diversity, equity, and inclusion in health professions education. At the Kern Institute she is an Assistant Professor, Director of the Human-Centered Design Lab, and holds a partial appointment with the MCW-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