Erik W. Black, PhD
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.
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.
- Innovative methods of professional development for physician and health science educators
- Contemporary technology and medicine
- Distance teaching and learning
- Research methodology
- Thompson LA,Black EW. “Nonclinical use of online social networking sites: New and old challenges to medical professionalism.” The Journal of Clinical Ethics 22(2), 179-82. 2011
- DiPietro M, Ferdig RE, Black EW, and Preston M. “Best practices in teaching K- 12 online: Lessons learned from Michigan Virtual School teachers.” Journal of Interactive Online Learning 9(3), Winter 2010.
- Black EW, Thompson LA, Duff WP, Dawson KD, Saliba HS, and Paradise Black NM. “Revisiting social network utilization by physicians-in-training.” Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 2(2). 2010
- Black EW. “Wikipedia and academic peer review: Wikipedia as a recognized medium for scholarly publication.” Online Information Review, 32(1), 73-88. 2008
- Thompson LA, Dawson K, Ferdig RE, Black EW, Boyer J, Coutts JB, and Paradise Black NM. “The intersection of online social networking with medical professionalism.” Journal of General Internal Medicine, 23(7), 954-957. 2008
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