Kaljo, Kristina, PhD

Kristina Kaljo, PhD

Assistant Professor; Clerkship Co-Director
Specialty: Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Research, Community-Engaged Research

(414) 805-6653

Introduction

Kristina Kaljo, PhD

Kristina Kaljo, PhD

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.

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.

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
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
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, 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”

Publications

Community

Pabst Catalyst Initiative: A Catalyst for Women’s Health

Pabst Catalyst Initiative: A Catalyst for Women’s Health

The Pabst Catalyst Initiative emerged as the result of a private start-up donation from Joseph Pabst in 2014 to foster partnership between the University of… Read More ›

Milwaukee Adolescent Sexual Health Curriculum

Milwaukee Adolescent Sexual Health Curriculum

Led by Dr. Seema Menon and Dr. Kristina Kaljo, high school students at Escuela Verde participated in a month long workshop with a central focus… Read More ›

Faculty Presenting at MCW's Innovations in Medical Education Conference April 27

Faculty Presenting at MCW’s Innovations in Medical Education Conference April 27

Drs. Kristina Kaljo, Cresta Jones, Amy Domeyer-Klenske, Mona Farez, Raj Narayan and Michael Lund have been chosen to present their research posters at MCW’s Innovations… Read More ›

Drs. Kruper, Menon and Kaljo Presenting their Research Poster at MCW's Community Engagement Poster Session April 21

Drs. Kruper, Menon and Kaljo Presenting their Research Poster at MCW’s Community Engagement Poster Session April 21

MCW is hosting its 3rd annual Community Engagement Week April 17 – 21. It’s a week full of sessions to facilitate education, networking, recognition and… Read More ›

Action Learning Workshop for Women's Health on LARC a Success

Action Learning Workshop for Women’s Health on LARC a Success

The Pabst Catalyst Café, which focused on long acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) and Women’s health in Milwaukee, was the inaugural workshop of the Pabst Catalyst… Read More ›

In the News

MCW 2017 Convocation Learning Resources Award has been Awarded to Kristina Kaljo, PhD, for her Project

MCW 2017 Convocation Learning Resources Award has been Awarded to Kristina Kaljo, PhD, for her Project

08/09/2017  |  Department News, MCW News

Kristina Kaljo, PhD

Our education specialist faculty member, Kristina Kaljo, PhD, has been awarded the Learning Resources Award for her project “Medical… Read More ›

Faculty Presenting at MCW's Innovations in Medical Education Conference April 27

Faculty Presenting at MCW’s Innovations in Medical Education Conference April 27

Drs. Kristina Kaljo, Cresta Jones, Amy Domeyer-Klenske, Mona Farez, Raj Narayan and Michael Lund have been chosen to present their research posters at MCW’s Innovations… Read More ›

Drs. Kruper, Menon and Kaljo Presenting their Research Poster at MCW's Community Engagement Poster Session April 21

Drs. Kruper, Menon and Kaljo Presenting their Research Poster at MCW’s Community Engagement Poster Session April 21

MCW is hosting its 3rd annual Community Engagement Week April 17 – 21. It’s a week full of sessions to facilitate education, networking, recognition and… Read More ›

Drs. Jacques, Kaljo, Farez and Lund Published an Article on Education

Drs. Jacques, Kaljo, Farez and Lund Published an Article on Education

03/21/2016  |  Department News

Drs. Laura Jacques, Kristina Kaljo, Robert Treat, Joseph Davis, Rahmouna Farez, and Michael Lund all contributed to the newly published article “Intersecting Gender, Evaluations, and… Read More ›

Action Learning Workshop for Women's Health on LARC a Success

Action Learning Workshop for Women’s Health on LARC a Success

The Pabst Catalyst Café, which focused on long acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) and Women’s health in Milwaukee, was the inaugural workshop of the Pabst Catalyst… Read More ›