- Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine
- Graduate Faculty Member College of Graduate Studies
I am pleased to serve NEOMED’s Department of Family & Community Medicine as Director of Community Engagement, and prior as the HRSA Primary Care Training and Enhancement Grant Manager. I became an Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine, and Graduate Faculty in the College of Graduate Studies in 2017. I am a faculty mentor for NEOMED’s Student Summer Research Fellowship, is a member of Diversity Council, and is a faculty advisor for the Family Medicine Interest Group, OutReach and American Medical Student Assoc. In the community, I am active on University of Akron Women’s Committee, United Way’s Financial Stability Council, LiveWell Stark County Leadership, and Stark County Health Department’s Community Health Assessment and Implementation Plans. Prior, I served as Director of Service Learning at Walsh University and Evaluator of Canton City School’s 21st Century Grant, Director of Social Programs at ASCA, Program Manager at GSNEO, and was the first GAR Foundation Fellow.
Area of Expertise/Research Interests
I am working toward alleviating challenges associated with lack of education and access to resources that affect individual and community health. I manage a project that seeks to achieve the “quadruple aim” in medical education, which includes better patient and family care experiences by reducing health disparities and increasing clinical population medicine efforts. I enjoy engaging primary care providers from the neediest areas of Ohio in training to administer medication-assisted treatment.
- Muskingum College, New Concord, OH, BA 05/02 Neuroscience & Psychology
- The University of Akron, Akron, OH, MPA 12/03 Public Administration
- The University of Akron, Akron, OH, Ph.D. 05/07 Urban Studies & Public Affair
College of Medicine:
- Instructor, Social Determinants of Health
- Co-Course Director, Health Systems and Community (2019)
College of Graduate Studies:
- Master of Public Health Faculty Preceptor
- Nominee: NEOMED Outstanding Student Organization Advisor Award, May 2018
- John Boltri Scholar, 29th National Conference on Primary Health Care Access, April 2018
- 30 For the Future, Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce, September 2009
- Gardner-Buckshaw et al. Primary Care Implementation of MAT for Opioid Use Disorder, The 29th Annual Northeast Ohio Regional Family and Community Medicine Scholarship Day, May 23, 2018.
- Gardner-Buckshaw, S; Thomas, J; Boltri, J. Teaching Primary Care Provider Wellness in a Postgraduate Education Fellowship. 2018 Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Medical Education Annual Spring Conference, Washington, DC, May 8, 2018.
- Boltri, J.; Gardner-Buckshaw, S; Thomas, J. Time will Tell: A Community-Medical School Targeted Approach to Primary Care, Coast Research Group 29th National Conference on Primary Health Care Access, April 2018
- Boltri, J., Spalding, J., Appleman, M., Gardner-Buckshaw, S., Heintzelman, A., Weiss, L., and Zarconi, J. Achieving the Quadruple Aim: Enhancing Primary Care Topics Across the Medical Education Continuum. STFM Conference on Medical Student Education, Austin, TX, February 3, 2018.
- Giffin, M., Gardner-Buckshaw, S. (2017). Service Learning, Drama, and Social Change: A University Literature Class Takes on Bullying in Middle School. Journal of Education and Social Policy, 4(2).