Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Social Medicine
Maria A. Marzan, EdD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Family & Social Medicine
Co-Director, Bronx Science Health Opportunities Partnership
Faculty Advisor, Office of Diversity Enhancement and Hispanic Center of Excellence
Dr. Maria Marzan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Social Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Co-director of Einstein’s Bronx Science and Health Opportunity Partnership (BxSHOP), a federally funded pipeline program that partners with successful community programs to form a coherent collaboration and educational pathway for students interested in health careers. BxSHOP formally links the Albert Einstein College of Medicine to programs in our community dedicated to the development and nurturing of students from middle schools, high schools, colleges and post-baccalaureate programs. Currently our collaboration consists of 11 pipelines that share resources, facilities, and faculty.
After earning a Bachelor of Science Degree at Hunter College, Dr. Marzan completed a Masters in Public Health with a concentration in Maternal and Child Care and a Doctorate in Health and Behavioral Sciences from Columbia University in New York City. With more than 25 years of experience in the field of community/public health, and medical education, she has worked enthusiastically as an administrator, educator, and patient advocate. Dr. Marzan began her career in community health as an administrator in clinical and educational programs for women and children in various community clinics in Spanish Harlem. She received awards under Mayors Dinkins' and Giuliani's administration from Race for the Cure for outstanding and innovative women’s health educational programs for underserved women. She subsequently joined Einstein’s faculty as co-director of the Introduction to Clinical Medicine Program, developing and expanding the curriculum in public health, the Medical Spanish Program and cultural competency. Dr. Marzan is the recipient of the distinguished Leo M. Davidoff Society Award for outstanding achievement in the teaching of medical students (May 2006) and The Einstein Community Health Outreach (ECHO) Clinic Award for outstanding service (March 2009).
Dr. Marzan is a core faculty member of the Hispanic Center of Excellence, and a founding member of the Northeast Consortium on Cross-Cultural Medical Education and Practice Committee. She is a faculty advisor for the Office of Diversity Enhancement and the third year family medicine community projects. In addition, she mentors students interested in degrees in public health, community service, the ECHO clinic and other community health-related activities.
Marzan M., EdD, MPH; McEvoy M., PNP (2010). Opportunities for Cross-Cultural Medical Education. The Einstein Journal of Biology and Medicine, Volume 25 and 26
Marzan M., EdD, MPH; Fornari A., EdD, RN; Santos M.T., MD; Rose Guilbe, MD, Shoshana Silberman, NP, Racheline G. Habousha, MSLS, Elizabeth Lee-Rey, MD, MPH (2009). Using the Tool for Assessing Cultural Competency Training (TACCT) To Inventory a Medical School's Curriculum: A case study. Journal of Communication in Healthcare. Volume 2, Number 4
McEvoy M., PNP; Santos, M. T., MD; Marzán M., EdD, MPH; Green E.H., MD, MSc; Milan F. B., MD (2009). Teaching medical students how to use interpreters: A three year experience. Medical Education Online, Volume 14
Marzán M., EdD, MPH (2008). Incoming Medical Students’ Perceptions of Knowledge, Attitudes, and Skills Regarding Cross-Cultural Medical Education. Unpublished EdD dissertation, Teachers College, Columbia University.
Lee-Rey E., MD; Marzán M., MPH; Soto-Green M., MD; Salas-Lopez D., MD (2004). Linguistic competency: addressing the language issues of patients with limited English proficiency. American Academy of Family Physicians, Caring for Hispanic Patients. Volume 1, Number 1
Coupey S. M., MD; McEvoy M., PNP; Myers D., MS; Marzán M., MPH (2004). Preparing Einstein students to practice twenty-first century medicine. The Einstein Journal of Biology and Medicine, Volume 20, Number 2
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