November 23, 2015                                                                                                                        

Theresa J. Barrett, PhD, CMP, CAE Published in “Handbook of Research on Advancing Education through Technology”

Trenton, N.J. – Theresa J. Barrett, PhD, CMP, CAE, deputy executive vice president of the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians (NJAFP), recently published a chapter in “Handbook of Research on Advancing Education through Technology,” a medical textbook that provides a comprehensive discussion on health knowledge equity and the importance of technology.

Dr. Barrett’s chapter, “Knowledge in Action: Fostering Health Education through Technology,” explores the possibilities and challenges presented by technology in the area of patient education and discusses the best ways to utilize technology to facilitate better patient care and improve patient outcomes. She provides an in-depth discussion of the evolution of medical records into electronic health records and the importance of using these records to educate and treat patients. 

With more than 25 years of experience in healthcare, pharmaceuticals and continuing medical education, Dr. Barrett led the development of continuing medical education programs in pneumococcal disease, breast and colon cancer prevention, pain management, hypertension, depression and more. She served as principal investigator for a National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences/National Cancer Institute grant funded program on the propagation of research from the Breast Cancer and Environment Research Program. 

An experienced executive in the areas of health care and continuing medical education, Dr. Barrett holds a Ph.D. in adult education, a master’s degree in instructional media and a bachelor’s degree in communications. Additionally, she has authored several book chapters and clinical articles on physician education and patient care.  

Dr. Barrett resides in Skippack, Pennsylvania.