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Cayla Teal, Ph.D., M.A.

Cayla Teal
Education Associate Professor, Population Health

Professional Background

Dr. Cayla Teal received her BS in Chemistry from William Jewell College. She received her MA and PhD in Community/Clinical Psychology, with emphases in applied research methods and psychometrics, from Wichita State University. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Health Services Research at the Center of Innovation in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety at the Michael E. DeBakey Houston VA Medical Center and then served the Center as a investigator for several years. At KU SOM, she is an Education Associate Professor of Population Health. She is also the Assistant Dean for Assessment and Evaluation in the Office of Medical Education, having previously served in similar roles at Texas Aandamp;M College of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Teal is responsible for the assessment of student performance in and program evaluation of the School of Medicine's curriculum. She is a mixed methods medical education researcher, an Associate Editor for Medical Education Online and a Deputy Editor for Teaching and Learning in Medicine. Dr. Teal currently serves as the national chair-elect for the Medical Education Scholarship, Research and Evaluation section at the American Association of Colleges in Medicine.

Education and Training
  • PhD, Community/Clinical Psychology, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas