Current Role at Stanford

Assistant Director

Education & Certifications

  • EdD, University of Southern California (2018)
  • MS, Western University of Health Sciences (2013)
  • BA, University of San Diego (2011)

All Publications

  • Educational innovation to integrate cancer survivorship in primary care: course evaluation and learner outcomes. Journal of cancer survivorship : research and practice Alberto, J., Smith, S. M., Kim, J., Schapira, L. 1800


    PURPOSE: To evaluate the outcomes of an online cancer survivorship course designed to influence practice change in primary care clinicians through asynchronous education that incorporates emotionally sensitive patient stories and practical resources to prepare clinicians to care for cancer survivors.METHODS: The Health After Cancer: Cancer Survivorship for Primary Care continuing medical education (CME) course launched in April 2020. Learners who earned CME credit for the course (n=288) completed a survey that assessed satisfaction, engagement, and intent to change practice. A follow-up survey was completed by a subset of learners (n=47) and evaluated impact on clinical practice. Metrics representing learners' interaction with the course were collected automatically. Quantitative survey data and learner metrics were analyzed descriptively, and qualitative survey data were coded to generate latent themes relevant to learning outcomes.RESULTS: The course reached a global audience of learners from the USA and 40 countries. Each patient case had slight drop-offs in viewership over video play time. Learners reported high satisfaction and relevance to practice. Three latent themes were generated from the qualitative data: improve patient communication, utilize course materials, enhance collaboration with multidisciplinary team.CONCLUSIONS: The course achieved its purpose of educating learners through an asynchronous format that showcased the value of using patient-centered stories to close a knowledge gap related to cancer survivorship care. Learners self-reported changes in practice; however, further assessment needs to be conducted to measure long-term impact to clinical practice.IMPLICATIONS FOR CANCER SURVIVORS: Educational approaches that prepare generalists and specialists to care for cancer survivors are essential to optimize health outcomes for cancer survivors. Ongoing efforts are needed to increase use of these resources throughout medical training and within the primary care community.

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s11764-021-01131-6

    View details for PubMedID 35107793

  • PIVOT, PIVOT, PIVOT. The Journal of continuing education in the health professions Adewuya, R., Alberto, J. 2021; 41 (2): 89-90

    View details for DOI 10.1097/CEH.0000000000000361

    View details for PubMedID 33929355

  • Health After Cancer: An Innovative Continuing Medical Education Course Integrating Cancer Survivorship Into Primary Care. Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges Smith, S. M., Williams, P., Kim, J., Alberto, J., Schapira, L. 2021


    PROBLEM: The transition from oncology care back to primary care after cancer therapy is challenging for cancer survivors who seek services that address the effect of their cancer history on their present health. Lack of knowledge about the health needs of cancer survivors is a barrier to incorporating survivorship care into primary care practice. Formal training in cancer survivorship is rarely included in medical education and presents an opportunity for intervention.APPROACH: The authors developed (January 2019 - March 2020) an online continuing medical education (CME) course for primary care physicians (PCPs) that launched in April 2020. Course design and content were informed by critically reviewing cancer survivorship CME courses and understanding cancer survivors' clinical experiences in a primary care setting. The course aims to pique learners' interest through a concise, practical educational experience using peer-to-peer primary care-focused instruction in a case-based, multimedia-enriched format. In the course, 4 patient cases illustrate the physical and psychological effects of cancer treatment, and a primary care narrator demonstrates ways to approach these concerns during a clinic visit, providing tips for empathic communication with cancer survivors. The course development team-including a PCP, medical and pediatric oncologists, and medical educators with expertise in instructional design-used an iterative process to review and revise the content. PCPs and specialists reviewed the script and provided constructive feedback that was incorporated into revisions.OUTCOMES: The authors will evaluate course effectiveness based upon user experience and perceived effect on clinical practice and professional growth. A follow-up survey will assess barriers to course completion and durability of effect.NEXT STEPS: Future directions include dissemination of the course to a broader audience including medical trainees, evaluation of higher-level learning outcomes (e.g., effect on PCPs' clinical practice), and adaptation of the course for patients with a focus on self-management.

    View details for DOI 10.1097/ACM.0000000000003935

    View details for PubMedID 33496435

  • Electronic Rubric Grading: Establishing a Foundation for the Future Emerging Learning Design Journal Alberto, J., Godinez, J. 2017; 4: 27-29