Erik W. Black, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Educational Technology

Dr. Erik Black is Associate Professor in Pediatrics and Educational Technology at the College of Medicine at the University of Florida. He lends insights into the methodological nuances of clinical, social and educational research projects which have been published and presented in national and international venues. He currently serves as co-chair of the e-Learning special interest group of the Academic Pediatric Association and has published a series of articles in ON PAR Magazine.

Research Overview

Dr. Black’s interests focus on the use of technology in contemporary medicine and medical education. He is particularly interested in faculty development, social media, and interprofessional learning.


Dr. Black earned a BS from Virginia Tech, an MA from The College of New Jersey, and a PhD from the University of Florida.

Research Topics

  • Innovative methods of professional development for physician and health science educators
  • Contemporary technology and medicine
  • Distance teaching and learning
  • Research methodology

Key Publications

In the Media

  • WCJB – Medical Spotlight looks at ways families in the community are discussing the ups and downs of healthcare. Dr. Erik Black from Interdisciplinary Family Health joins the discussion. Watch the video