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Maureen T. Connelly, MD, MPH

Senior Associate Dean for Academic and Community Affairs; Professor

Dr. Maureen Connelly is a general internist who comes to Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine after 25 years at Harvard Medical School, where she served in the Office for Faculty Affairs for 13 years, with the last 8 years as Dean for Faculty Affairs. In her prior role, she supported faculty career development, oversaw policies related to faculty appointments and promotions, represented the Dean on senior faculty searches, and worked one-on-one with faculty to provide career support. She is a founding member and former leader of the New England Network on Faculty Affairs and most recently served as the Chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Group on Faculty Affairs. Dr. Connelly’s academic appointment was in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, where her research focus was on women’s health and patient decision-making. She previously practiced as a primary care physician and, in collaboration with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, she developed a menopause consultation service. Dr. Connelly’s current research focus is on faculty development, mentoring, and equitable approaches to faculty recruitment and promotion. Her peer-reviewed publications have appeared in journals such as The New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, and Journal of General Internal Medicine.

Education and Training

  • BA, cum laude, Yale College
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, Bryn Mawr
  • MD, Cornell University Medical College
  • MPH, Harvard School of Public Health
  • Internship, The New York Hospital
  • Residency, The New York Hospital
  • Chief Residency, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Research Fellowship, General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital


Selected Prior Positions

1994-2005 Associate Physician
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
1995-2004 Instructor, Ambulatory Care and Prevention
Harvard Medical School
1995-2005 Staff Physician
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates
2004-2009 Assistant Professor, Ambulatory Care and Prevention
Harvard Medical School
2005-2008 Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs
Harvard Medical School
2008-2009 Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
Harvard Medical School
2009-2018 Assistant Professor, Population Medicine
Harvard Medical School
2010-2018 Dean for Faculty Affairs
Harvard Medical School
2018 Associate Professor, Population Medicine
Harvard Medical School
2018 Chair, Group on Faculty Affairs
Association of American Medical Colleges


Selected Honors and Awards

1980 Truman Scholar from Massachusetts
1993 House Staff Teaching Award
Cornell University Medical College
1993 Alpha Omega Alpha
Cornell University Medical College
1998 Young Investigator Award
North American Menopause Society
2001 Clinical Innovation Award
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates
2003 Key Contribution Award
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
2007 Osteoporosis Quality Profile Award
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
2013, 2015 Certificate of Excellence in Tutoring
Harvard Medical School
2014 Nominee, Daniel O’Hara Faculty Prize for Excellence in Teaching (Years I and II)
Harvard Medical School

Selected Publications

Peer-reviewed research manuscripts

  • Seton M, Jackson V, Lasser KE, Doppelt S, Pierre-Jacques M, Connelly, M. Low 25-hydroxyvitamin D and osteopenia are prevalent in persons > or =55 yr with fracture at any site: a prospective, observational study of persons fracturing in the community. J Clin Densitom. 2005;8(4):454-460.
  • Bush TM, Bonomi AE, Nekhlyudov L, Ludman EJ, Reed SD, Connelly MT, Grothaus LC, LaCroix AZ, Newton KM. How the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) influenced physicians’ practice and attitudes. J Gen Intern Med 2007;22(9):1311–6.
  • Myers SS, Phillips RS, Davis RB, Cherkin DC, Legedza A, Kaptchuk TJ, Hrbek A, Buring JE, Post D, Connelly MT, Eisenberg DM. Patient expectations as predictors of outcome in patients with acute low back pain. J Gen Intern Med 2008;23(2):148–53.
  • Newton KM, Buist DS, Yu O, Hartsfield CL, Andrade SE, Wei F, Connelly MT, Chan KA. Hormone therapy initiation after the Women’s Health Initiative. Menopause 2008;15(3):487–93.
  • Eisenberg DM, Buring JE, Hrbek AL, Davis RB, Connelly MT, Cherkin DC, Levy DB, Cunningham M, O’Connor B, Post DE. A model of integrative care for low-back pain. J Altern Complement Med 2012;18(4):354-362. DOI: 10.1089/acm.2011.0408. Epub 2012 Mar 28.
  • Blood EA, Ullrich NJ, Hirshfeld-Becker DR, Seely EW, Connelly MT, Warfield CA, Emans SJ. Academic women faculty: are they finding the mentoring they need? J Womens Health. 2012; 21(11):1201–8.
  • Heyworth L*, Kleinman K, Oddleifson S, Bernstein L, Frampton J, Lehrer M, Salvato K, Weiss TW, Simon SR**, Connelly M**. Comparison of interactive voice response, patient mailing, and mailed registry to encourage screening for osteoporosis: a randomized controlled trial. Osteoporos Int. 2014 May; 25(5):1519–26. doi: 10.1007/s00198-014-2629-1. Epub 2014 Feb 25. (*:trainee; ** co-corresponding authors)
  • Connelly MT*, Sullivan AM, Chinchilla M, Dale ML, Emans SJ, Nadelson CC, Notman MT, Tarbell NJ, Zigler CM, Shore EG. The Impact of a junior faculty fellowship award on academic advancement and retention. Acad Med. 2017; 92(8): 1160–1167. PMID:28030418 (*corresponding author)
  • Power CM, Thorndyke LE, Milner RJ, Lowney K, Irvin CG, Fonseca Z, Benjamin, EJ, Bhasin RM, Connelly MT*. Advancing professional development through a community of practice: the New England Network for Faculty Affairs. J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2018; 38(1): 73-78 (*corresponding author)
  • Connelly MT*, Inui TS, Oken E, Peters AS. Annual performance reviews of, for and by faculty: a qualitative analysis of one department’s experiences. J of Fac Devel. 2018; 32(2): 5-12

Book chapters

  • Connelly MT, Inui TS. Principles of Disease Prevention. In: Braunwald, et al., eds.
  • Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 15th Edition. New York: McGraw Hill, 2001.