• Assistant Professor, College of Medicine, University of Central Florida (2015-present)
  • Assistant Director of Faculty Development, College of Medicine, University of Central Florida (2011-2015)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, College of Education, University of Central Florida (2007-2011
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, College of Education, University of Houston (2007)
  • Instructor of Record, University of Missouri-Columbia (2004-2006)
  • Graduate Research Assistant/Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Missouri-Columbia (2003-2006)
  • Licensed Professional Counselor, Heartland Health Systems Counseling Center (1997-2003)



For a complete list of publications, please click here.

  • Crites G, Berry A, Hall E, Kay D, Khalil MK, Hurtubise L. Applying multiple frameworks to establish effective virtual collaborative teams in academia: A review and recommendations. Medical Education Online. 2020;25(1).
  • Pasarica M, Kay D. Teaching Lifestyle Medicine Competencies in Undergraduate Medical Education: Active Collaborative Intervention for Students at Multiple Locations. Advances in Physiology Education, 2020;44:488–495.
  • Hirumi A, Kay D, Daines B, Nedimyer J, Cendan J. What do instructional designers and educational psychologists need to know to work effectively in medical education. Journal of Applied Instructional Design. 2020;9(1):3-18.
  • Kay D, Pasarica M. Using technology to increase student (and faculty satisfaction with) engagement in medical education. Advances in Physiology Education, 2019;43:408-413.
  • Pasarica M, Kay D, Cameron R. Using active pedagogies to advance learning for lifestyle medicine: an approach for medical students. Advances in Physiology Education. 2019;43:191-195.
  • Kay D, Teal CR, Crites G, Berry A, Hurtubise L, Hall E, Khalil MK. “Being There” – Building productive scholarly teams across distance and over time. Journal of Regional Medical Campuses. 2018;1(2).
  • Kay D, Berry A, Coles N. What experiences in medical school trigger professional identity development? Teaching and Learning in Medicine. 2018;31(1):17-25. Award Winner: Recipient of the 2020 Teaching and Learning in Medicine Editor’s Choice award.
  • Pasarica M, Kay D. (2019). Lifestyle medicine education: Finding learning outcomes in unexpected places. Medical Science Educator. 2019;29:345-346.

Education & Specialties

  • Ph.D. Counseling & Educational Psychology, December 2006, University of Missouri-Columbia, MO
  • M.A. Counseling & Guidance, December 1994, University of Missouri-Kansas City, MO
  • B.A. Church Music/Christian Education: May 1982, Mid-American Nazarene University, Olathe, KS



  • Learning Theories
  • Instructional Design
  • Active Learning
  • Student Engagement
  • Interprofessional Education



  • Practice of Medicine
  • Interprofessional Education
  • Lifestyle Medicine
  • Longitudinal Curricular Themes:
    • Medical Ethics
    • Medical Informatics
    • Geriatrics/Palliative Care
    • Patient Safety


Research Interests:

  • Student Engagement
  • Conceptual Change
  • Lifestyle Medicine
  • Student Perception of Faculty & Instruction