Arnaldo Perez Garcia
Area of Study / Keywords
Qualitative research Health Behavior Behavioral change Dental education Program evaluation
I received a BS in Psychology and an MSc in Educational Psychology from the University of Havana, and obtained a PhD in Medical Sciences from the University of Alberta. I also completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Pediatrics at University of Alberta. Currently, I serve as a research methodologist and as the main instructor of a graduate course on qualitative research at the School of Dentistry at the University of Alberta. My research focuses on health and health professions education using a variety of inquiries (quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-method) and approaches. Within these two research domains, my areas of interest include health behavior, behavioral change, engagement in health services, course and program evaluation, well-being of students and faculty, and faculty development. Over the years, my research has been supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions, Women and Children’s Health Research Institute, Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, and the School of Dentistry at the University of Alberta.
- DENT 545 - Special Topics in Oral Health Research
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