Dr. Emily Bradshaw graduated with her B.A. from Hanover College in Indiana, and her Ph.D. under the Department of Physiology from the University of Kentucky. She began her career as an Assistant Professor of Biology at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida.

Dr. Bradshaw joined the UCF College of Medicine in 2015 as an Associate Professor of Medicine with the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences. During these years, she was the recipient of the UCF COM Outstanding Undergraduate Educator Award twice and the UCF Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) Award. Dr. Bradshaw then transitioned over to the College’s Medical Education department in 2022, where she serves as a professor of gross anatomy, histology, and embryology in Structure and Function as well as Brain & Behavior courses.  Dr. Bradshaw serves as a mentor to many students, reflecting a true passion and impact for and on her students.

Dr. Bradshaw has also received several grants over the years, including the Richter Grant from Hanover College, a Physiology Cardiovascular Training Grant, a pre-doctoral Fellowship Grant from the American Heart Association, and both the Teaching Faculty Development Grant and Director’s Grant from UCF. In addition to Dr. Bradshaw’s reaching, research, and many presentations, she also takes time to serve both the UCF and national communities. Dr. Bradshaw has served as a representative on the COM Faculty Council, the COM Bylaws Committee, and the COM Nominations Committee. She is a current member of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society, and advisor to several student organizations. Her expertise is often sought as a Consult and Reviewer for a number of national organizations.

Recent Publications:        

Peer Reviewed:

  1. Emily Bradshaw, Ph.D., Kayla Lavery, Idania Tejera, Maria Alejandra, Tim Bradshaw, Ph.D.  “Embryological Cardiovascular Development & Congenital Malformation.”  Life Science Teaching Resource Community.   (Accepted November 30, 2020). 
  2. Tim Bradshaw, Ph.D. and Emily Bradshaw, Ph.D. (2016) Regional vs Sequential Approach to Teaching Musculoskeletal Systems.  HAPS Educator. 20(3).
  3. Emily Bradshaw, Ph.D.  “Neural Crest Cells & Facial Development.”  Life Science Teaching Resource Community. (accepted July 27, 2015).

Education & Specialties

  • B.A., Biology, Hanover College, Hanover, Indiana
  • Ph.D., Physiology, University of Kentucky


  • Physiology
  • Gross Anatomy
  • Histology
  • Neurobiology

Research Interests:

  • Increasing student confidence and achievement on examinations
  • Interprofessional education

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