Kimberly A. Skarupski, PhD, MPH

Dr. Skarupski is the Associate Dean for Faculty Development in the Office of Faculty Development and Associate Professor of Medicine (Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology) in the School of Medicine and Associate Professor of Epidemiology in the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Skarupski has started more than 100 WAGs for more than 500 faculty members and trainees across the schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health at Johns Hopkins. She's given her WAGs talk to dozens of institutions and organizations, and has evidence of WAGs participants reporting great successes in establishing and sustaining good writing habits.

Dr. Skarupski has been focused on faculty development for 12 years and has expertise in leadership training, mentoring and coaching, and small group methods to increase scholarly productivity, build confidence, and foster community.

As a trained social gerontologist and program evaluator, the major theme running throughout Dr. Skarupski’s 20+ year research career has been the quality of life in older adults, using data from large-scale epidemiologic studies to examine disparities in quality of life in this population, as well as the contribution of various social and psychological determinants of quality of life in older age.

Dr. Skarupski received her B.A. from Gannon University, an M.A. from the State University of New York (S.U.N.Y) at Buffalo, her Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University, completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan and the VA HSR&D Field Program, and an M.P.H. from the University of Pittsburgh.

Her new book WAG Your Work: Writing Accountability Groups Bootcamp for Increasing Scholarly Productivity captures the essence of WAGs and how to make your scholarly writing as automatic and mundane as detailing the new car in your driveway. 

Want to learn about starting WAGs at your institution? Simply get in touch with her and ask!

Learn more about Dr. Skarupski's background and why she's so passionate about WAGs on our podcast:

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