IP Institute Team
Douglas Reifler, MD, Associate Vice President and Director
Dr. Reifler is a primary care general
internist with academic interests in medical humanities, professional
acculturation, and the interface between mental health and primary care. He
completed a residency in primary care internal medicine, fellowship in general
internal medicine, and then worked on the faculty of the Feinberg School of
Medicine, Northwestern University, for a total of 22 years before joining
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in 2011. He also serves as
Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Student Affairs of Chicago Medical
William Gordon, DMin, Associate Director
a faculty member in the Interprofessional Healthcare Studies department at
RFUMS. His doctoral dissertation engaged a catechetical model to focus on
patriarchal structure as a cultural organizer, and he is recognized for his
work in interdependent leadership as an alternative to hierarchy. He has
an extensive history in community/organizational development and communication,
working in both the for-profit and non-profit venues. Dr. Gordon is also
an author, independent consultant and trainer in these fields. Dr. Gordon
joined the University in 2012 and the Institute in 2013.
Robert Swanson, BS, Logistics and Administrative Coordinator
been working in the healthcare field for over 10 years. During that time
he worked as a United States Navy Hospital Corpsman, an optician (both in the
military and private practice), and a work center supervisor. He
performed eye tests, made glasses, sutures, insertions and drainage, bracing,
casts, and phlebotomy. Rob holds a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management
and an Associates of Science in Medical Office Administration. He started
working at the university in June 2007 as a Mail Courier, and was promoted to
Distribution Clerk one year later. In the summer of 2010 Rob accepted an
administrative assistant position in the department of Interprofessional
Healthcare Studies, which he grew into the Interprofessional Course
Coordinator. At the Institute, Rob coordinates all logistics of the Institute, particularly as related to events and processes.
Tamzin Batteson, BSc, Research Specialist
has a background in Psychology and Education and worked on implementing
Development Education into second and third level education in the Republic of
Ireland. Tamzin’s work is in Cognitive Psychology and her research
interests are Metacognition in Education and Phenomenology with specific focus
on Visual Mental Imagery and its role within Cognition.
Inis Jane Bardella, MD, FAAFP, Executive Director and Professor
Dr. Bardella serves as family physician and
emergency physician in rural Pennsylvania for eight years prior to entering
academic medicine at the University of Pittsburg in 1996. Her academic focuses
have been medical school curriculum development and evaluation, and faculty
development. These elements are hallmarks throughout Dr. Bardella’s education
and research activities spanning the University of Pittsburg, Indiana
University, the University of Colorado, the National University of Rwanda and
now Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science since 2011.
Dr. Bardella leads efforts to develop
equitable global partnerships that prepare students, residents and faculty to
meet the health needs of the world, especially the poor. She works globally on
the development of medical education in low and middle-income countries. Dr.
Bardella has worked in Kyrgyzstan and Rwanda. Her current efforts focus on
Albania, Kosovo, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda. Dr. Bardella
practices clinically as a family physician in the Rosalind Franklin University
Health System. Her clinical practice emphasis and passion are of underserved
rural and urban populations in the US and globally.
Elizabeth Rosiles, MA, Program Manager
Ms. Rosiles earned an Associate in Arts majoring in Elementary Education from the College of Lake County, a Bachelor's Degree from Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU), and a Master's Degree from NEIU. Ms. Rosiles is responsible of daily operation for the Office of Global Health Initiatives, management of education and research activities, and program development to support partnerships, education and research activities.