Kaljo, Kristina, PhD

Kristina Kaljo, PhD

Assistant Professor; Clerkship Co-Director

Specialty: Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Research, Community-Engaged Research

(414) 805-6653 /  Email

Introduction

Dr. Kristina Kaljo joined the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology as the Instructional Designer in August 2014. She then was promoted to Assistant Professor in January 2017. Inspired by her experiences in the K-12 classroom, Dr. Kaljo transitioned her career to higher education and educational research at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. During her tenure there, Dr. Kaljo’s focus encompassed teaching, learning, and cultural responsiveness as they relate to adult learning, student learning, and professional development. Her dissertation titled, Exposing the Brilliant Facets of Pedagogical Content Knowledge: a Collective Case Study, reinforced the conceptual framework that educators must encompass both extensive content knowledge and a rich, culturally relevant pedagogical practice to provide excellent learning experiences. Thus, upon attaining her Ph.D. in Urban Education, Curriculum & Instruction, and Urban Studies, Dr. Kaljo made the transition to medical education.

Kristina Kaljo, PhD

Currently, Dr. Kaljo has committed her efforts to education within medicine as well as the health and wellness of the surrounding community. Her belief is that educational scholarship is a cornerstone in the preparation and advancement of today’s physician. To address this, Dr. Kaljo investigates best practices among medical students, residents, and teaching faculty. In turn, women of all ages, races, and cultures receive the highest quality of care.

Recent scholarship includes distance learning with an emphasis on technology, residents as educators, and gender studies.

At a Glance

Education Interests

  • STEM pipeline programs for underrepresented and underserved populations
  • Culturally Responsive Pedagogy
  • Curriculum Development
  • Education Policies
  • Adult and Continuing Education
  • Distance Education

Research Interests

  • Community-Engaged Research
  • Program Planning
  • Culturally Responsive Care
  • Faculty and Professional Development
  • Teaching and Learning for Medical Students and Residents
  • Adolescent Reproductive and Behavior Education

Education / Training

  • PhD in Urban Education; Emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction, Minor in Urban Studies – University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
  • Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction, Minor in English as a Second Language – University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

MCW Start Date

  • 7/28/2014

Publications

Research

Principal InvestigatorTitle of Research Study
Awards / Publications / Presentations
Domeyer-Klenske, Amy, MD and Kaljo, Kristina, PhDResidents as Educators:
Understanding the Role in Medical Student Education
* Presented at MCW's Innovations in Medical Education Conference April 27, 2017
Farez, Mona, MD, Kaljo, Kristina, PhD, Lund, Michael, MDImplementation and feasibility of a resident – student mentorship rogram and its impact on student satisfaction and resident evaluations
* Presented at MCW's Innovations in Medical Education Conference April 27, 2017
* Presented at the 2019 CREOG/APGO Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, February 27-March 2, 2019
Narayan, Raj, MD, Kaljo, Kristina, PhD, Farez, Mona, MD, Lund, Michael, MD, Reinforcing Skills of the Novice Surgeon through Online Learning, Video Recording, and Self-Assessment
* Presented at MCW's Innovations in Medical Education Conference April 27, 2017
* Presented at the 2018 CREOG/APGO Annual Conference, National Harbor, MD, February 28-March 3, 2018
Jacques, Laura, MD and Kaljo, Kristina, PhDIntersecting Gender, Evaluations, and Examinations: Averting Gender Bias in Obstetrics and Gynecology
* Presented at the CGEA/AAMC 2015 Spring Meeting, April 9-12, 2015, Columbus, OH
Kaljo, Kristina, PhD, Kate Dielentheis, MD, Rahmouna Farez, MDEnhancing Content Knowledge and Student Satisfaction Using Multimedia Learning Modules in the Third Year Ob/Gyn Clerkship
* Presented at the 2018 CREOG/APGO Annual Conference, National Harbor, MD, February 28-March 3, 2018
Kaljo, Kristina, PhD, Menon, Seema, MD, Kruper, Abbey, PhD, Student-Centered Learning – Implementing a Sexual and Behavioral Health Curriculum with Adolescent Students
* Presented at MCW's Community Engagement Week Poster Session April 21, 2017
Kaljo, Kristina, PhD, Treat, Robert, PhD, Hanley, Lauren, MD, Jones, Cresta, MDTargeting the Needs of Multiple Providers: Measuring the Efficacy of a Breastfeeding Educational Symposium
* Presented at MCW's Innovations in Medical Education Conference April 27, 2017
Kaljo, Kristina, PhD and Treat, Robert, PhDExpansive Horizons: Understanding the Experiences and Insights of Medical Students Participating in a New Distance Learning Environment
* Presented at MCW's Innovations in Medical Education Conference April 27, 2017
Kaljo, Kristina, PhD and Jacques, Laura, MDFlipping the Medical School Classroom
* Presented at the MCW Innovations in Medical Education Research Forum, April 23, 2015
Kaljo, Kristina, PhD and Menon, Seema, MDA Re-vision of the Adolescent Sexual Health Curriculum: Advancing Youth Through Community Collaborative Action
* Presented at the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting March 9-12, 2016
Treat, Robert, PhD and Kaljo, Kristina, PhDRepurposing the PhD – Navigating through Medical Education
* Presented at the 64th Annual AAACE Conference, Oklahoma City, OK, November 17-20, 2015
Kaljo, Kristina, PhDExpansive Horizons: Understanding the Experiences and Insights of Medical Students Participating in a New Distance Learning Environment
* Presented at the 2016 AAMC Annual Conference, Seatlle, WA, November 11-15, 2016
Abbey Kruper, PsyD and Kaljo, Kristina, PhD“Bridging the Gap: Identifying Needs to Integrate Behavioral Health & Ob/Gyn Medicine”
Rader, Janet S., MD, FACOG and Kaljo, Kristina, PhDStudent-Centered Pipeline to Advance Research in Cancer Careers (SPARCC) for Underrepresented Minority Students
*Grant funded by NIH Cancer Institute

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