I am an international expert and educator in both psychology and education. My applied research and teaching at both Stanford Medical School and Vanderbilt covered topics such as wellness, mental health, communication, cultural competence, and evidence-based care. I’m an author of 15 peer-reviewed publications, engineer of curricula for top 10 medical schools, and creator of over 40 workshops for physicians, social workers, and nurses around the world.

stanford Courses

My passion for teaching began as a student at Vanderbilt, and continued at Stanford from 2004-2018. As I support clients in my psychotherapy private practice, I continue to collaborate with Stanford on hospital-wide teaching and learning innovations.

Stanford medical students, residents, and fellows: In addition to developing and teaching required curriculum in the pre-clinical years of medical school, I developed and co-directed two electives for clerkship medical students, residents, and fellows. These courses were rated among the top courses in the Medicine Residency program.

Faculty courses (train-the-trainer): I shared my love of teaching with other educators and professors from around the world through the Stanford Faculty Development Center’s train-the-trainer model. Just as I supported professors becoming more attuned to their students, I offer this expertise to (1) parents becoming more attuned to their children through parent support sessions and (2) therapists becoming more attuned to their clients through EMDR consultation.


Peer-reviewed publications in psychology and education

  • A high value care curriculum for interns: a description of curricular design, implementation and housestaff feedback. Postgraduate medical journal Hom, J., Kumar, A., Evans, K. H., Svec, D., Richman, I., Fang, D., Smeraglio, A., Holubar, M., Johnson, T., Shah, N., Renault, C., Ahuja, N., Witteles, R., Harman, S., Shieh, L. 2017

  • An Innovative Blended Preclinical Curriculum in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics: Impact on Student Satisfaction and Performance Academic Medicine Evans, K. H., Thompson, A. C., O'Brien, C., Bryant, M., Basaviah, P., Prober, C., Popat, R. 2016

  • Hand hygiene of medical students and resident physicians: predictors of attitudes and behaviour BMJ Postgraduate Medical Journal Barroso, V., Caceres, W., Loftus, P., Evans, K., Shieh, L. 2016

  • Pending Studies at Hospital Discharge: A Pre-post Analysis of an Electronic Medical Record Tool to Improve Communication at Hospital Discharge. Journal of general internal medicine Kantor, M. A., Evans, K. H., Shieh, L. 2015; 30 (3): 312-318

  • Septris: a novel, mobile, online, simulation game that improves sepsis recognition and management. Academic medicine Evans, K. H., Daines, W., Tsui, J., Strehlow, M., Maggio, P., Shieh, L. 2015; 90 (2): 180-184

  • Why providers transfuse blood products outside recommended guidelines in spite of integrated electronic best practice alerts. Journal of hospital medicine Chen, J. H., Fang, D. Z., Tim Goodnough, L., Evans, K. H., Lee Porter, M., Shieh, L. 2015; 10 (1): 1-7

  • The Medical Education of Generation Y Academic Psychiatry Evans, K. H., Ozdalga, E., Ahuja, N. 2015

  • Hospitalist Intervention for Appropriate use of Telemetry Reduces Length of Stay and Cost Journal of Hospital Medicine Svec, D., Ahuja, N., Evans, K., Hom, J., Garg, T., Loftus, P., Shieh, L. 2015

  • Development and Evaluation of an Electronic Medical Record–Based Best-Practice Discharge Checklist for Hospital PatientsThe Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety Garg, T., Lee, J., Evans, K. H., Chen, J., Shieh, L. 2015; 41 (3): 126-1

  • The Impact of a Faculty Development Program in Health Literacy and Ethnogeriatrics Academic Medicine Evans, K. H., Bereknyei, S., Yeo, G., Hikoyeda, N., Tzuang, M., Braddock, C. H. 2014; 89 (12): 1640-1644

  • Medical students and the electronic health record: 'an epic use of time'. American journal of medicine Chi, J., Kugler, J., Chu, I. M., Loftus, P. D., Evans, K. H., Oskotsky, T., Basaviah, P., Braddock, C. H. 2014; 127 (9): 891-895

  • Smarter hospital communication: Secure smartphone text messaging improves provider satisfaction and perception of efficacy, workflow. Journal of hospital medicine Przybylo, J. A., Wang, A., Loftus, P., Evans, K. H., Chu, I., Shieh, L. 2014; 9 (9): 573-578

  • New Ideas for Old News: What Impact Can Mobile Gaming Have on the Sepsis Epidemic? AM Rounds (Academic Medicine blog) Evans, K. H. 2014

  • Patient whiteboards to improve patient-centred care in the hospital. Postgraduate medical journal Tan, M., Hooper Evans, K., Braddock, C. H., Shieh, L. 2013; 89 (1056): 604-609

  • Relationships of the Location and Content of Rounds to Specialty, Institution, Patient-Census, and Team Size PLOS ONE Priest, J. R., Bereknyei, S., Hooper, K., Braddock, C. H. 2010; 5 (6)