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Desiree Annabel Lie, MD, MSED
Clinical Professor of Family Medicine (Part Time)
Family Medicine
HSA Unit 7 A11 166 1000 S. Fremont Avenue Health Sciences Campus Alhambra


Desiree Lie, MD, MSED, a graduate of Cambridge and Oxford Universities, England, is currently Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine, serving as faculty facilitator for scholarship at the USC PA Program and course director for the Professionalism and the Practice of Medicine course. She was Professor of Family Medicine at the University of California, Irvine for 22 years. Over the past 12 years, she has focused her curricular and educational research on implementation and assessment of cultural competency training and health literacy as well as integrative medicine and the Medical Humanities, publishing over 50 papers in educational research on validation of test and assessment tools, curricular innovation, inter-institutional and interdisciplinary collaboration and case-based teaching to make teaching relevant to practice. She is an advocate for reflection in practice, service learning, cross-cultural communication and care of the underserved. She serves on numerous national advisory committees, the editorial board of Medscape as well as being a CME author, and participates on grant review panels and as a manuscript reviewer for diverse journals. She is committed to advancing quality in education through interprofessional engagement.


Stolk-Vos AC, Heres MH, Kesteloo J, Verburg D, Hiddema F, Lie DA, de Korne DF. Is there a role for the use of aviation assessment instruments in surgical training preparation? A feasibility study. Postgrad Med J. 2017 Jan; 93(1095):20-24. View in: PubMed

Lie DA, Forest CP, Walsh A, Banzali Y, Lohenry K. What and how do students learn in an interprofessional student-run clinic? An educational framework for team-based care. Med Educ Online. 2016; 21:31900. View in: PubMed

Ku CW, Allen JC, Malhotra R, Chong HC, Tan NS, Østbye T, Lek SM, Lie D, Tan TC. How can we better predict the risk of spontaneous miscarriage among women experiencing threatened miscarriage? Gynecol Endocrinol. 2015 Aug; 31(8):647-51. View in: PubMed

Aquila MD, Lie D. Preceptors' and physician assistant students' views about the value of clinical site visits. J Physician Assist Educ. 2015 Mar; 26(1):40-2. View in: PubMed

Lie D, May W, Richter-Lagha R, Forest C, Banzali Y, Lohenry K. Adapting the McMaster-Ottawa scale and developing behavioral anchors for assessing performance in an interprofessional Team Observed Structured Clinical Encounter. Med Educ Online. 2015; 20:26691. View in: PubMed

Tiah L, Kajino K, Alsakaf O, Bautista DC, Ong ME, Lie D, Naroo GY, Doctor NE, Chia MY, Gan HN. Does pre-hospital endotracheal intubation improve survival in adults with non-traumatic out-of-hospital cardiac arrest? A systematic review. West J Emerg Med. 2014 Nov; 15(7):749-57. View in: PubMed

Kind T, Patel PD, Lie D, Chretien KC. Twelve tips for using social media as a medical educator. Med Teach. 2014 Apr; 36(4):284-90. View in: PubMed

Segal-Gidan F, Walsh A, Lie D, Fung CC, Lohenry K. Knowledge and attitude change in physician assistant students after an interprofessional geriatric care experience: a mixed methods study. J Physician Assist Educ. 2014; 25(2):25-30. View in: PubMed

Mabee J, Tramel J, Lie D. Current status of procedural skills training in physician assistant programs in the United States. J Physician Assist Educ. 2014; 25(4):4-11. View in: PubMed

Wu LC, Malhotra R, Allen JC, Lie D, Tan TC, Østbye T. Risk factors and midwife-reported reasons for episiotomy in women undergoing normal vaginal delivery. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2013 Dec; 288(6):1249-56. View in: PubMed

Kind T, Patel PD, Lie DA. Opting in to online professionalism: social media and pediatrics. Pediatrics. 2013 Nov; 132(5):792-5. View in: PubMed

Wu LC, Lie D, Malhotra R, Allen JC, Tay JS, Tan TC, Ostbye T. What factors influence midwives' decision to perform or avoid episiotomies? A focus group study. Midwifery. 2013 Aug; 29(8):943-9. View in: PubMed

Lie D, Trial J, Schaff P, Wallace R, Elliott D. "Being the best we can be": medical students' reflections on physician responsibility in the social media era. Acad Med. 2013 Feb; 88(2):240-5. View in: PubMed

Ong ME, Cho J, Ma MH, Tanaka H, Nishiuchi T, Al Sakaf O, Abdul Karim S, Khunkhlai N, Atilla R, Lin CH, Shahidah N, Lie D, Shin SD. Comparison of emergency medical services systems in the pan-Asian resuscitation outcomes study countries: Report from a literature review and survey. Emerg Med Australas. 2013 Feb; 25(1):55-63. View in: PubMed

Lie D, Walsh A, Segal-Gidan F, Banzali Y, Lohenry K. Physician assistant students' views regarding interprofessional education: a focus group study. J Physician Assist Educ. 2013; 24(1):35-41. View in: PubMed

Lie DA, Fung CC, Trial J, Lohenry K. A comparison of two scales for assessing health professional students' attitude toward interprofessional learning. Med Educ Online. 2013; 18:21885. View in: PubMed

Lie D, Carter-Pokras O, Braun B, Coleman C. What do health literacy and cultural competence have in common? Calling for a collaborative health professional pedagogy. J Health Commun. 2012; 17 Suppl 3:13-22. View in: PubMed

Puvanendran R, Vasanwala FF, Kamei RK, Hock LK, Lie DA. What do medical students learn when they follow patients from hospital to community? A longitudinal qualitative study. Med Educ Online. 2012; 17. View in: PubMed

Phillips SJ, Lie D, Encinas J, Ahearn CS, Tiso S. Effective use of interpreters by family nurse practitioner students: is didactic curriculum enough? J Am Acad Nurse Pract. 2011 May; 23(5):233-8. View in: PubMed

Lie DA, Lee-Rey E, Gomez A, Bereknyei S, Braddock CH. Does cultural competency training of health professionals improve patient outcomes? A systematic review and proposed algorithm for future research. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Mar; 26(3):317-25. View in: PubMed

Najm W, Lie D. Herbals used for diabetes, obesity, and metabolic syndrome. Prim Care. 2010 Jun; 37(2):237-54. View in: PubMed

Lie D, Shapiro J, Cohn F, Najm W. Reflective practice enriches clerkship students' cross-cultural experiences. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 May; 25 Suppl 2:S119-25. View in: PubMed

Carter-Pokras O, Bereknyei S, Lie D, Braddock CH. Surmounting the unique challenges in health disparities education: a multi-institution qualitative study. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 May; 25 Suppl 2:S108-14. View in: PubMed

Najm WI, Lie D, Shapiro J, Llenderrozos HJ. Group medical visits as a teaching tool in a family medicine clerkship. Fam Med. 2009 Oct; 41(9):625-31. View in: PubMed

Lie D. International perspectives on cultural competency education. Kaohsiung J Med Sci. 2009 Sep; 25(9):469-70. View in: PubMed

Lie D. A framework for enhancing and assessing cultural competency training. Kaohsiung J Med Sci. 2009 Sep; 25(9):486-92. View in: PubMed

Lie D, Bereknyei S, Braddock CH, Encinas J, Ahearn S, Boker JR. Assessing medical students' skills in working with interpreters during patient encounters: a validation study of the Interpreter Scale. Acad Med. 2009 May; 84(5):643-50. View in: PubMed

Cohn FG, Shapiro J, Lie DA, Boker J, Stephens F, Leung LA. Interpreting values conflicts experienced by obstetrics-gynecology clerkship students using reflective writing. Acad Med. 2009 May; 84(5):587-96. View in: PubMed

Lie D, Bereknyei S, Kalet A, Braddock C. Learning outcomes of a web module for teaching interpreter interaction skills to pre-clerkship students. Fam Med. 2009 Apr; 41(4):234-5. View in: PubMed

Lie D, Boker J, Dow E, Murata P, Encinas J, Gutierrez D, Morrison EH. Attributes of effective community preceptors for pre-clerkship medical students. Med Teach. 2009 Mar; 31(3):251-9. View in: PubMed

Najm W, Lie D. Dietary supplements commonly used for prevention. Prim Care. 2008 Dec; 35(4):749-67. View in: PubMed

Pokladnikova J, Lie D. Comparison of attitudes, beliefs, and resource-seeking behavior for CAM among first- and third-year Czech pharmacy students. Am J Pharm Educ. 2008 Apr 15; 72(2):24. View in: PubMed

Lie D, Shapiro J, Pardee S, Najm W. A focus Group Study of Medical Students' Views of an Integrated Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Curriculum: Students Teaching Teachers. Med Educ Online. 2008 Jan 1; 13(3):1-13. View in: PubMed

Lie DA, Boker J, Crandall S, Degannes CN, Elliott D, Henderson P, Kodjo C, Seng L. Revising the Tool for Assessing Cultural Competence Training (TACCT) for curriculum evaluation: Findings derived from seven US schools and expert consensus. Med Educ Online. 2008 Jan 1; 13:1-11. View in: PubMed

Lie D, Boker J, Bereknyei S, Ahearn S, Fesko C, Lenahan P. Validating measures of third year medical students' use of interpreters by standardized patients and faculty observers. J Gen Intern Med. 2007 Nov; 22 Suppl 2:336-40. View in: PubMed

Stratton TD, Benn RK, Lie DA, Zeller JM, Nedrow AR. Evaluating CAM education in health professions programs. Acad Med. 2007 Oct; 82(10):956-61. View in: PubMed

Lie D, Boker J, Gutierrez D, Prislin M. What do medical students learn from early clinical experiences (ECE)? Med Teach. 2006 Aug; 28(5):479-82. View in: PubMed

Lie D, Boker J, Cleveland E. Using the tool for assessing cultural competence training (TACCT) to measure faculty and medical student perceptions of cultural competence instruction in the first three years of the curriculum. Acad Med. 2006 Jun; 81(6):557-64. View in: PubMed

Shapiro J, Rucker L, Boker J, Lie D. Point-of-view writing: A method for increasing medical students' empathy, identification and expression of emotion, and insight. Educ Health (Abingdon). 2006 Mar; 19(1):96-105. View in: PubMed

Shapiro J, Lie D, Gutierrez D, Zhuang G. "That never would have occurred to me": a qualitative study of medical students' views of a cultural competence curriculum. BMC Med Educ. 2006; 6:31. View in: PubMed

Lie DA, Boker J. Comparative survey of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) attitudes, use, and information-seeking behaviour among medical students, residents & faculty. BMC Med Educ. 2006; 6:58. View in: PubMed

Shapiro J, Lie D. A comparison of medical students' written expressions of emotion and coping and standardized patients' ratings of student professionalism and communication skills. Med Teach. 2004 Dec; 26(8):733-5. View in: PubMed

Lie DA, Boker JR, Lenahan PM, Dow E, Scherger JE. An international physician education program to support the recent introduction of family medicine in Egypt. Fam Med. 2004 Nov-Dec; 36(10):739-46. View in: PubMed

Lie D, Boker J. Development and validation of the CAM Health Belief Questionnaire (CHBQ) and CAM use and attitudes amongst medical students. BMC Med Educ. 2004 Jan 12; 4:2. View in: PubMed

Cohn F, Lie D. Mediating the gap between the white coat ceremony and the ethics and professionalism curriculum. Acad Med. 2002 Nov; 77(11):1168. View in: PubMed

Shapiro J, Friedman M, Lie D. The resident as teacher of medical humanities. Med Educ. 2002 Nov; 36(11):1099-100. View in: PubMed

Lie D, Rucker L, Cohn F. Using literature as the framework for a new course. Acad Med. 2002 Nov; 77(11):1170. View in: PubMed

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