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Faculty Profiles : Dr. Jerry Colliver

Anna T. Cianciolo
Jerry Colliver, PhD
Professor, Statistical and Research Consulting

913 N Rutledge St., Rm. 2103
P.O. Box 19623
Springfield, IL 62794-9623
217-545-7765 (phone), 217-545-0120 (fax)

Educational Background | Teaching Interests & Activities | Selected Publications & Presentations | Grants/Honors

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. 1971 Northwestern University, Experimental Psychology
  • M.A. 1963 University of Missouri, Experimental (Physiological) Psychology
  • B.A. 1960 University of Missouri, Psychology

Teaching Interests & Activities

General, Experimental, and Physiological Psychology. Basic research methods and statistics. Quantitative methods, designs for research, correlation and regression, tests and measurement, hypothesis testing.

Selected Publications & Presentation

Journal Publications

  • Schuwirth L, Colliver JA, Gruppen L, Kreiter C, Mennin S, Onishi H, Pangaro L, Ringsted C,
    Swanson D, van der Vleuten C, Wagner-Menghin M. Research in assessment: Consensus statement and recommendations from the Ottawa 2010 Conference. Medical Teacher. 33, 224-233,2011.
  • Colliver JA, Conlee MJ, Verhulst SJ, Dorsey JK. Reports of the decline of empathy in medical
    education are greatly exaggerated: A re-examination of the research. Academic Medicine. 85, 588-593, 2010.
  • Colliver JA, Conlee MJ, Verhulst SJ, Dorsey JK. In Reply to Rebuttals to Critics of Studies of
    the Decline of Empathy. Academic Medicine. 85, 1812,2010.
  • Pranzatelli MR, Tate ED, Colliver JA. Cerebrospinal fluid and blood lymphocyte dynamics after
    Retuximab in opsoclonus myoclonus. Journal of Clinical Immunology, October, 2009.
  • Verhulst, S.J., Colliver, J.A. Basic Meta-Analysis: Conceptualization and computation.
    Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. 30(1), 75-80, February, 2009.


  • Colliver, J.A., Fried, E.D., Swartz, M.H. 2010. Diagnostic reasoning in physical diagnosis.
    In Swartz, M.H. Textbook of Physical Diagnosis: History and Examination (3rd, 4th, 5th
    and 6th editions). New York: Elsevier.


  • Colliver JA. Interpreting results of medical education research: Threats to validity and magnitude of
    effect. Medical Education Webinar, Tulane University, October 14, 2009.
  • Colliver JA. The need for critical interpretation of medical education research results:
    Threats to validity and magnitude of effect. Society of Directors of Research in Medical Education Annual
    Meeting. Santa Fe, New Mexico, June 16, 2009.
  • Colliver JA. Reports of decline of empathy in medical education are greatly exaggerated: A review.
    Medical Education Grand Rounds, Rush Medical University, Chicago, Illinois, February 12, 2009.
  • Colliver, J.A. Reporting results of medical education research. Invited Symposium:
    Improving quality of reporting: Editor's perspectives.
    American Educational Research Symposium, Chicago, Illinois, April 9, 2007.
  • Colliver, J.A. Uniform standards will not solve the problem and may create more. Invited Symposium:
    Do we need uniform medical education terminology and reporting standards?
    12th International Ottawa Conference, New York, May 21, 2006.


  • Best Paper by An Established Investigator
    "Effect of multiple standardized patients on inter-case reliability of standardized-patient examinations."
    American Educational Research Association, Division I - Education in the Pro¬fessions
    Boston, Massachusetts, April, 1990
  • Outstanding Paper Award
    "Sequential testing with a performance-based examination using standardized patients."
    Association of American Medical Colleges' Conference on Re¬search in Medical Education
    Washington, D.C., November, 1991
  • Best Paper by An Established Investigator
    "Screening test length for sequential testing with standardized-patient exami¬nations:
    A receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis."
    American Educational Research Association, Division I - Education in the Pro¬fessions
    San Francisco, California, April, 1992
  • National Board of Medical Examiners
    John P. Hubbard, M.D. Award
    for "significant contributions to medical evaluation"
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 24, 1995