Audrea Burns, PhD
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Audrea M. Burns, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine


Dr. Burns completed her graduate studies in Immunology in the Department of Biological Sciences at The University of Chicago, and her postdoctoral fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in science education pedagogy. She completed the Master Teachers Fellows Program for Medical Educators at BCM. Dr. Burns co-developed a curriculum for physician-scientist training framed in fostering dual professional identities and serves as the Associate Program Director for the Pediatrician-Scientist Program residency track where she has been faculty since 2013.


Her research focuses on Social Justice and Professionalism with a focus in using Social Justice as a framework for fostering Professional Identity Formation in health professions education. Furthermore, she serves as the Co-Director for the Texas Children’s Hospital Faculty College which is a Health Professions Education Certificate Program, and a Scholar in the Center for Research, Innovation, and Scholarship in Medical Education. Dr. Burns has a Co-Primary appointment in the Department of Education, Innovation, and Technology and serves as the Department Ambassador to the College for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Nationally she is the Co-Chair of the Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD) Subcommittee to understand the impact of belonging on the process of professional identity formation in minoritized resident trainees, Co-Chair of the National Pediatrician-Scientist Collaborative Workgroup, a pediatric society focused on cultivating the professional identity of physician-scientists during residency, and Co-Chair of the Council on Pediatric Subspecialties Work Action Task Force for Recruiting and Sustaining Junior Faculty Physician-Scientists.