Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Location: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MDResearch Interests:
Clinical Reasoning, Emotional Regulation, Metacognitive Reflection, Well-being, Vigilant Decision-Making
BiographyDr. Jerusalem Merkebu is an Assistant professor at Uniformed Services University's (USU) Center for Health Professions Education. She received her PhD from George Mason University in Educational Psychology with a concentration in Human and Organizational Learning/Development. Her research more broadly focuses on exploring and measuring how metacognitive reflection and emotions impact vigilant decision-making processes, diagnostic reasoning, and well-being. Dr. Merkebu advises graduate students and teaches courses such as Fundamentals of Systems Theory and Advanced Learning Theories in the HPE program.