Current research interests include:
- Assessment & evaluation
- Measures of selection (including personal and professional/ non-academic characteristics) at the undergraduate and postgraduate education level; specifically focused on the unintended consequences of assessments and innovations.
- The process of transfer of accountability (clinical handover)
- Cognitive psychological factors relevant to health professions education.
Dana is a Research Assistant for McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) in the Departments of Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Post Graduate Medical Education Program at McMaster University. Dana engages in research in areas of trainee selection, professionalism, and transfer of accountability (Handover) with Dr. Kelly Dore. Additionally, Dana supports the Masters of Science in Health Science Education program by collaborating with a team to run residency week and promoting awareness of the program at conferences.
Dana completed two-baccalaureate degrees in Psychology and Sociology from McMaster University. Dana is also a Registered Early Childhood Educator (RECE) and has worked along the educational continuum from early childhood education to higher academia. Her research interests surround psychological and sociological frameworks in medical education.