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Margaret Smith Chisolm, M.D.

Margaret Smith Chisolm, M.D.

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  • Director of the Paul McHugh Program for Human Flourishing, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Female

Expertise

Adult Psychiatry, Medical Education and Program Administration, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences ...read more

Research Interests

Arts and Humanities in Medical Education; Humanism/Professionalism in Medical Education; Psychiatric Education Towards Care of Whole Person ...read more

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Locations

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Appointment Phone: 410-550-9744
4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
Phone: 410-550-9744 | Fax: 410-550-2552

Background

Dr. Margaret Smith Chisolm is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Paul McHugh Program for Human Flourishing at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She has a secondary appointment in the department of Medicine. Board-certified in general psychiatry and addiction medicine, she has over three decades of clinical experience in both general and specialized psychiatric outpatient and inpatient settings and has served as PI or co-investigator on multiple NIDA- and Foundation-funded research projects. She has published over 100 scientific, clinical, and medical education articles and book chapters on substance use in pregnancy and other psychiatric disorders, as well as the use of social media and the arts/humanities in medicine. She is an author of a psychiatric textbook and a book on psychiatric illness for patients and families ("From Survive to Thrive: Living Your Best Life with Mental Illness"). Dr. Chisolm is a member of the Miller-Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence, has been twice recognized as an Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism Scholar, and is the recipient of the 2014 Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award. She is a Fellow in the Association of European Medical Education, the Association for Academic Psychiatry, and the American College of Psychiatrists. She was selected to participate as a Design-Partner in the Art Museum-based Health Professions Education fellowship sponsored by the Cambridge Health Alliance and the Harvard Macy Institute, to which she returned as associate faculty. Dr. Chisolm's current focus of education research is on the integration of the arts and humanities in health professions education across the learning continuum, and she is certified as a facilitator of Visual Thinking Strategies, an evidence-based visual arts-based teaching method.

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Titles

  • Director of the Paul McHugh Program for Human Flourishing, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions

Education

Degrees

  • MD; University of Maryland School of Medicine (1988)

Residencies

  • Psychiatry; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1992)

Fellowships

  • Forensic Psychiatry; University of Maryland School of Medicine (1993)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Addiction Medicine (Addiction Medicine) (2014)
  • American Board of Psychiatry And Neurology (Psychiatry) (1994)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Stouffer K, Kagan H, Kelly-Hedrick M, See J, Benskin E, Wolffe S, Yenawine P, Chisolm M.The Role of Online Arts and Humanities in Medical Student Education: Mixed Methods Study of Feasibility and Perceived Impact of a 1-Week Online Course. JMIR Med Educ. 2021;7(3):e27923. doi:10.2196/27923

Kagan H, Kelly-Hedrick M, Benskin E, Wolffe S, Suchanek M, Chisolm M. Understanding the role of  the art museum in teaching clinical-level medical students. Med Educ Online. 2022;27(1):2010513. doi:10.1080/10872981.2021.2010513

Ryznar E, Kelly-Hedrick M, Yenawine P, Chisolm M. Relevance of Visual Thinking Strategies for Psychiatry Training [published online ahead of print, 2022 Jan 24]. Acad Psychiatry. 2022;10.1007/s40596-022-01590-8. doi:10.1007/s40596-022-01590-8

Chisolm, Margaret S. MD; Kelly-Hedrick, Margot MBE; Wright, Scott M. MD How Visual Arts-Based Education Can Promote Clinical Excellence, Academic Medicine: December 1, 2020 - Volume Publish Ahead of Print - Issue - doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000003862

Chisolm MS, Kelly-Hedrick M, Stephens MB, Zahra FS. Transformative Learning in the Art Museum: A Methods Review. Fam Med. 2020;52(10):736-740. https://doi.org/10.22454/FamMed.2020.622085

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • Excellence in Teaching Award for the School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association, 2014
  • Chester W. Schmidt, Jr. Teaching Excellence Award, for the Bayview Department of Psychiatry, 2014
  • Chester W. Schmidt, Jr. Teaching Excellence Award, for the Bayview Department of Psychiatry, 2013
  • Gold Humanism Scholar at the Harvard Macy Institute 2014 Program for Educators, Harvard University, 2014
  • Member of the Miller-Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence, Johns Hopkins University
  • Returning Gold Humanism Scholar at the Harvard Macy Institute 2017 Program for Educators

Memberships

  • Association of European Medical Education
  • Association for Academic Psychiatry
  • American College of Psychiatrists

Professional Activities

  • Author, Systematic Psychiatric Evaluation: A Step-by-Step Guide to Applying The Perspectives of Psychiatry
  • Author, From Survive to Thrive: Living Your Best Life with Mental Illness

Videos & Media

Lectures and Presentations

  • Visual Thinking Strategies in Medical Education
    talk, medical education, The Maudsley Training Programme Medical Education Conference on Arts and Humanities in Medical Education, London, UK (07/21/2021)
    Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College
  • Flourishing Together at the Detroit Institute of Art
    workshop, medical education, Special Event, Detroit, MI (08/19/2022)
    Bur Oak Foundation
  • VTS in Health Professions Education
    talk, medical education, Macy Faculty Scholars Program 11th Annual Meeting, New York, NY (06/28/2022)
    Josiah Macy Foundation
  • VTS in Medical Education
    talk, medical education, Medical Education Grand Rounds, Milwaukee, WI (06/08/2022)
    Kern Institute for the Transformation of Medical Education
  • Curating the Clinical Environment: Using Visual Thinking Strategies to Activate Transformational Thinking
    talk, medical education, Grand Rounds, Omaha, NE (09/15/2021)
    University of Nebraska Medical Center Office of Faculty Development and Department of Psychiatry
  • The Role of the Arts and Humanities in Health Professions Education
    Grand Rounds, virtual (04/14/2021)
    University of Michigan School of Medicine

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Picture of Health, Johns Hopkins Medicine (October 06, 2022)

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