Ronan Hallowell, EdD, MA

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medical Education

Director, Health Justice and System of Care

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Ronan Hallowell, EdD, MA is an assistant professor of clinical medical education at KSOM. He is Director of the Health Justice and Systems of Care required longitudinal course in the MD program. Dr. Hallowell serves as an associate director of the USC Center for Mindfulness Science which is a collaborative hub for interdisciplinary research and innovation in the practice of mindfulness. He is a founding faculty member in the Narrative Medicine M.S. degree program at Keck, a faculty affiliate at the Gehr Family Center for Health Systems Science and Innovation and faculty at the AMA Health Systems Science Academy. In recent years he has served as a Co-PI on two AMA Accelerating Change in Medical Education grants, one on digital health and the other on advocacy training for health justice. He also conducts research on curriculum design, health justice education, the medical humanities, and cross-cultural perspectives on medicine.


  • American Medical Association: Health Systems Science Scholar, 2019-2020


  • Design-Based Research: A Methodology for Studying Innovation in Teaching and Learning in Medical Education Acad Med. 2022 07 01; 97(7):1088. . View in PubMed
  • Handbook of Research on the Efficacy of Training Programs and Systems in Medical Education Expect what you inspect: A worked example of dashboards that support continuous quality improvement in medical education. 2020. . View in PubMed
  • A continuum of innovation: curricular renewal strategies in undergraduate medical education 2010-2018 Academic Medicine. 2020; 94(11s):S79-S85. . View in PubMed
  • Dancing together: the Lakota Sun Dance and ethical intercultural exchange Indigenous Knowledge. 2017; 3(1):30-52. . View in PubMed
  • Drugs and media: new perspectives on communication, consumption and consciousnessR MacDougall, Ed. Media ecological psychopharmacosophy: an ecology of mind for today. 2012; 237-265. . View in PubMed
  • Time-binding in the Lakota Sun Dance: oral tradition and generational wisdom Review of General Semantics. 2010; 67(2):85-93. . View in PubMed