Office of Clinical and Educational Scholarship

The Brody School of Medicine Office of Clinical and Educational Scholarship, a unit of the Department of Academic Affairs, supports learner, faculty, and staff excellence in scholarly activities pertaining to patient care, population health, health professions education, and professional development in academic medicine. The office directly supports clinical and educational scholarly projects within Brody School of Medicine, provides education and consultation on project methodology and dissemination of findings, and fosters scholarly collaboration within Brody School of Medicine and ECU Health, a not-for-profit hospital system serving more than 1.4 million people across 29 predominantly rural counties in eastern North Carolina.

Office staff

Dmitry Tumin, PhD
Assistant Dean of Clinical and Educational Scholarship
Em Long-Mills, MA
Research Associate/Statistician
Olasunkanmi Kehinde, PhD
Research Associate, Pediatrics and Cardiovascular Sciences

Our services

The Office of Clinical and Educational Scholarship participates in all stages of design, conduct, and dissemination of clinical and educational scholarly projects at Brody School of Medicine, including consulting on project, protocol, or research strategy development; data management and analysis; manuscript writing and revision; and navigating the peer review and publication process. For information or assistance related to clinical trial operations at ECU Health, please contact the Office of Clinical Research.

Recent peer-reviewed publications

Clinical research and quality improvement

Akpan US, Patel S, Driver P, Tumin D. Implementing volume targeted ventilation to reduce hypocarbia in extremely low birthweight neonates. Pediatric Quality & Safety

Larkins MC, Khanchandani A, Tumin D, Greene E, Ledoux M, Longshore S. Outcomes of farm compared to non-farm pediatric injuries: A propensity-matched analysis. Journal of Rural Health

Nieto Rickenbach O, Tumin D, Gomez Mendez LM, Beng H. Factors associated with follow-up outside a transplant center among pediatric kidney transplant recipients. Pediatric Nephrology

Population health

Campbell C, O’Brien G, Tumin D. Timing and persistence of material hardship among children in the United States. Maternal and Child Health Journal

Nenow J, Nenow A, Priest A, Campbell KM, Tumin D. Local economic inequality and the primary care physician workforce in North Carolina. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine

Horne G, Gautam A, Tumin D. Short- and long-term health consequences of gaps in health insurance coverage among young adults. Population Health Management

Health professions education

Garris J, Tumin D, Whitehurst K, Riddick A, Garrison H, Reeder T, Lawson LE. Impact of faculty training in health systems science on scholarly presentation of resident physician and fellow quality improvement projects. American Journal of Medical Quality

Ingram H, Rodriguez L, Meka J, Tumin D, Charles S. PhysioCamp: cultivating leaders throughout medical school. Medical Science Educator

Zeldin E, Charles S, Tumin D, Lawson L, Faulk C, Norbury JW. Impact of a hybrid-virtual teaching model on the physical examination Skills of fourth-year medical students. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Research in academic medicine

Tumin D, Baumgarten N, Buckman C, Kuehn D, Higginson JD. Increasing pediatricians’ scholarly productivity on and off the tenure track. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions

Tumin D, Brewer K, Cummings D, Keene K, Campbell KM. Estimating clinical research project duration from idea to publication. Journal of Investigative Medicine

Tumin D, Khanchandani A, Sasser G, Buckman C. Factors influencing US hospital and medical school participation in pediatric COVID-19 research. Hospital Pediatrics


Phone: 252-744-3221