Rachel Levine

Rachel B. Levine MD, MPH

Rachel B. Levine M.D., M.P.H.

Faculty Development
Professor of Medicine
Associate Dean for Faculty Educational Development, JHSOM
Associate Vice Chair for Women’s Academic Careers in Medicine, DOM
Co-Director Faculty Development Program, Longitudinal Course in Teaching Skills

GIM is such a great professional home for clinical educators! Everyone in the division is doing really interesting and innovative work that contributes to the development of trainees and faculty across the institution.


My areas of interest include adult learning principles and facilitation of learning strategies. Currently, my focus includes the design of programs and curricula (online and live) to build teaching skills for trainees and faculty who teach in a variety of settings. I provide one on one coaching for individual faculty to enhance teaching skills. I direct or co-direct several programs to build teaching skills and promote scholarly educators that have institutional and national impact. My primary teaching roles include teaching medical students communication and physical exam skills and clinical reasoning and facilitating mastery teaching skills among faculty. My research interests include medical student advising and mentoring, clinical skills training, faculty development in teaching skills and women in academic medicine.

When I am not at work, I enjoy being with my family sailing on the Chesapeake Bay or hiking. I also enjoy traveling, cooking, reading, gardening and spending time with friends.


  • Degrees
    • B.A., Political Science / McGill University

    • M.D, C.M. / McGill University 1997

    • Certificate, Johns Hopkins Faculty Development Program in Teaching Skills / Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

    • Certificate, Johns Hopkins Curriculum Development Course / Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

    • M.P.H. / Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School

  • Residencies
    • Residency, Internal Medicine / Boston University School of Medicine 2000

  • Fellowships
    • Fellowship, General Internal Medicine / Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 2004

Selected Publications
  • Ayyala MS, Skarupski KA, Bodurtha J, González-Fernández M, Ishii LE, Fivush B., Levine RB. Mentorship is not enough: Exploring Sponsorship and its Role in Career Advancement in Academic Medicine. Acad Med 2019 94(1) 94-100. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000002398

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  • Skarupski KA, Levine RB, Rand C, González-Fernández M, Clements JE, Fivush B. Impact of a leadership program for women faculty: A retrospective survey of eight years of cohort participants. , Journal of Faculty Development. 2019;33(1):7-14.

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  • Zhang CM, Insetta ER, Caufield-Noll C, Levine RB. Women’s Health Curricula in Internal Medicine Residency Programs: A Scoping Review, J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2019 Dec;28(12):1768-1779.

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  • Levine RB Ayyala MS, Skarupski KA, Bodurtha J, González-Fernández M, Ishii LE, Fivush B. It’s a little different for men.” Sponsorship and Gender in Academic Medicine: a Qualitative Study. J Gen Intern Med. In press.

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  • Ibrahim H, Hueppchen N, Cofrancesco J, Levine RB. The benefits and challenges of teaching competencies for clinical teachers. The Clinical Teacher. In press.

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