Inis Jane Bardella, MD, FAAFP
Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Global Health Initiatives
Professor Family and Preventive Medicine
Chicago Medical School
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Dr. Bardella, Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Global Health Initiatives and Professor of Family and Preventive Medicine, received her B.A. in Biology from Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, PA (1981) and her MD from the Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA (1985). Her family medicine specialty training occurred at the Washington Hospital Family Medicine Residency, Washington, PA (1985-1988).
Dr. Bardella served as a family physician and emergency physician in rural Pennsylvania for eight years prior to entering academic medicine at the University of Pittsburgh in 1996. Her academic focuses have been medical school curriculum development and evaluation, and faculty development and evaluation. These elements are hallmarks throughout Dr. Bardella’s education and research activities spanning the University of Pittsburgh, Indiana University, the University of Colorado, the National University of Rwanda and now Chicago Medical School since 2011. Dr. Bardella’s clinical practice emphasis and passion are care of underserved rural and urban populations in the US and globally. She has served on regional and state committees addressing both the clinical care and preparation of health professionals for underserved populations.
At Chicago Medical School Dr. Bardella leads efforts to develop faculty who are fully engaged and valued as teachers, role models and mentors, and to develop equitable global partnerships that prepare students, residents and faculty to meet the health needs of the world, especially the poor. Her research involves assessment of the impact of global health student experiences and of faculty development outcomes. Dr. Bardella continues to practice clinically as a family physician in the Rosalind Franklin University Health System.
Honors and Prizes
• University of Pittsburgh, Department of Family Medicine Seventh Annual Faculty Teaching Award, presented by the Faculty for Excellence in Teaching. (2001)
• University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Recognition Award, Patient Interviewing. (1997, 1998, 1999, 2002)
• Health Resources and Services Administration Recognition and Appreciation, Peer Review Group for Predoctoral Training in Primary Care Grants. (2000, 2003)
• Southwest Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center, Inc., Sincere Appreciation for Outstanding Service and Dedication. (2003)
• University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Recognition Award, Ambulatory Care Course. (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)
• Indiana University, Department of Family Medicine Recognition for Contributions to the Family Medicine Clerkship. (2006)
• International Who’s Who of Professional and Business Women. (2009 Edition)
• Centre for Development of Family Medicine of Kosova and Association of Family Physicians of Kosova, Acknowledgement for Great Contribution on Development of Family Medicine in Kosova. (2011)