Dr. Schroeder-Jenkinson received her doctorate in medical sociology from Case Western Reserve University. Her doctoral research was on doctor-patient communication about sexual health. Before becoming a PA program faculty member, she was a CWRU staff member for ten years and was a research assistant on various research projects as well as a coordinator and manager of the Mt. Sinai Skills and Simulation Center’s Standardized Patient Program.
Dr. Schroeder-Jenkinson is proud of her collaboration with PA program faculty to incorporate simulation into almost half of the didactic curriculum, which provides students with many opportunities to apply their knowledge gained in the classroom. She teaches PA students about social determinants of health, health and healthcare disparities, cultural humility and research methods. She was an abortion rights advocate in Cleveland for 14 years and continues to work to incorporate the provision of compassionate care for all patients into her teaching.
She is collaborating with PA program alumni and current students as well as MetroHealth and the Cleveland LGBT Community Center to implement a volunteer patient advocate program serving LGBTQ+ individuals. Her most recent publication is a collaboration with CWRU School of Nursing faculty on promoting interprofessional collaborative practice through simulation.
Dr. Schroeder-Jenkinson lives in the Tremont neighborhood (on Cleveland’s near west side) with her spouse, daughter and two dogs (all of whom she loves dearly). She enjoys dancing with her daughter as well as watching competition cooking shows and psychological fiction.