Carle Illinois College of Medicine
Jaya Yodh, PhD is a Teaching Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical and Translational Sciences at Carle Illinois College of Medicine (Carle Illinois), an engineering-integrated medical school at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). She has 23 years of professional expertise encompassing medical education in settings of both traditional and integrated curricula along with interdisciplinary teaching and research bridging biomedical and quantitative sciences. At Carle Illinois, Dr. Yodh holds multiple educational roles as a Medical Education Problem-Based Learning (PBL) Facilitator, Biochemistry Thread Director, and Director of the USMLE Step 1 Review course. Her current medical educational and research interests focus on integration of the basic sciences within systems-based curricula, innovations in PBL, and USMLE Step 1 preparation. Prior to joining Carle Illinois, Dr. Yodh held positions on the Biochemistry Faculty at Midwestern University, AZCOM in Glendale, Arizona from 1997-2006 where she taught students in the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Physician Assistant, and Biomedical Sciences programs, and then at the UIUC Department of Physics until 2017 serving in dual roles as Research Faculty and Director of Education and Outreach for an NSF Physics Frontiers Center where she directed research-based courses in biological physics. Her research has led to publications on Med-Ed innovations and genome maintenance and chromatin dynamics using single-molecule biophysics tools.