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Welcome Dr. Bardella


The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford Welcomes Inis Jane Bardella, MD, FAAFP, as Head of the Department of Family and Community Medicine
Inis Jane Bardella, MD, FAAFP, has joined the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford as head of their department of family and community medicine. With a track record of successful development and implementation of vision, mission and strategy in several diverse venues, Dr. Bardella most recently led the creation and growth of the Office of Global Health Initiatives at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.

Dr. Bardella has previously led medical education, research and clinical care development at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, University of Colorado Center for Global Health and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. She has worked globally developing medical education in Kyrgyzstan, Albania, Kosova, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Haiti and Bosnia.

A member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, North American Primary Care Research Group and Christian Medical and Dental Associations, she serves on the board of directors for the ABC Foundation and HEAL Africa USA. Well-published, Dr. Bardella has given numerous invited presentations nationally and internationally. She is a reviewer for the Annals of Family Medicine, the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, Vaccine, the African Journal of Primary Health Care and Family Medicine, Family Medicine, Academic Medicine and Medical Education. Her research evaluates the outcomes of education interventions such as faculty development, evidencebased information at the point-of-care and global health experiences.

Originally from rural Pennsylvania, Dr. Bardella is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia and the Washington Hospital Family Medicine Residency in Washington, Pennsylvania. Her clinical practice focus is rural and underserved populations.