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  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

About the investigator

Lauren Block is a general internist and clinician educator. Her research interests include trainee wellness, interprofessional education, and curriculum development. She sees patients in primary care, precepts residents, and teaches epidemiology, communication, physical diagnosis, and clinical reasoning at the Zucker School of Medicine.

Research focus

Dr. Block’s focus is on curriculum development in undergraduate medical education, building interprofessional educational programs, the patient centered medical home, and the move to electronic prescribing.

Current projects include the following:

  1. Primary care perspectives on iStop (NY State Prescription Drug Monitoring Program)
  2. Building awareness of healthcare teams among medical students and nurses
  3. Design of a PD-ultrasound curriculum for medical students
  4. Development of a patient experience module for medical students
  5. Resident attainment of Patient Centered Medical Home EPAs
  6. Real patients as teachers of medical students
  7. An evaluation of IMPACcT (Improving Patient Access Care and cost through Training).


Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Degree: MPH

Harvard Medical School
Degree: MD

Yale University
Degree: BS

Honors & awards

  • 2016 TEACH Scholar, Society of General Internal Medicine
  • 2016 Educational Innovations Poster Award, Mid-Atlantic SGIM meeting
  • 2014-2015 High Potential Mentor, Arnold P Gold MAP-IT Grant
  • 2014 General Internal Medicine Nominee, Spielman Award for Excellence in Research
  • 2014 Hamolsky Finalist, National SGIM Meeting
  • 2014 Finalist, Innovations Section, Society of Hospital Medicine Annual Meeting
  • 2013 APDIM Spring Meeting Award of Excellence for Research Abstract
  • 2013 Educational Innovations Poster Award, Mid-Atlantic SGIM meeting
  • 2012 MPH Capstone Award, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


  1. Block L, Morgan-Gouveia M, Kelly W, Kannarkat M, Chretien KC, Cayea D. “Participation of medical students in discharge tasks: A needs assessment.” Journal of the American Geriatric Society. 2015;63(10):2181-3.
  2. Block L, Jarlenski M, Wu AW, Feldman L, Conigliaro J, Swann J, Desai SV. “Inpatient safety outcomes following the 2011 residency work hour reform.” Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2014;9(6):347-52.
  3. Block L, Pitts S (co-first authors), Perl TM. “Barriers and facilitators of implementation of a mandate for influenza vaccination among health-care personnel.” Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2014;35(6):724-7.
  4. Block L, Cook B, Langley A, De La Torre D, Rogers MM, Noronha G, Sylvia M. “Coverage isn’t enough: Building primary care capacity in the setting of health reform.” Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved. 2014;25(1):25-28.
  5. Block L, Jarlenski M, Wu AW, Bennett W. “Did the 2009 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Reduce Mammography Use Among Women Ages 40-49?” Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2013;28(11):1447-53.
  1. Block L, Habicht R, Wu AW, Desai SV, Wang K, Silva KN, Niessen T, Oliver N, Feldman L. “In the wake of the 2003 and 2011 duty hours regulations, how do internal medicine interns spend their time?” Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2013; 28(8): 1042-7.
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