Kendra Schwartz

Kendra Schwartz

Kendra Schwartz

Administrative Title

Professor, Emeritus

Office Phone

(313) 578-4202


Dr. Schwartz participates in medical education as the creator and co-course director of the Population, Patient, Physician and Professionalism course, a longitudinal M1 course that demonstrates the interconnectedness of the physician to individual patients and the community. She also directs the Translational Medicine 2 course. Both are taught in small group settings.

An accomplished epidemiologist, cancer researcher, medical educator and family physician, she has been a full professor with the School of Medicine and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute’s Population Studies and Disparities Research Program since 2005. During her career, she has served as advisor and mentor to medical students, public health students and junior faculty. She received the WSU College Teaching Award in 1997, 2000 and 2003.

Dr. Schwartz also served as interim chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences from 2010 to 2011 and as the Assistant Dean of Clinical Education from 2013-2016.

Please see Dr. Schwartz's CV.

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