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Gretchen Case, PhD

Dr. Case has taught arts and humanities to students, residents, physicians, and other health care providers for almost ten years. Dr. Case is co-PI with Dr. Sydney Cheek-O’Donnell on the CRiTICS (Coached Rehearsal Techniques for Interpersonal Communication Skills) project, including a randomized controlled trial to assess the effectiveness of a rehearsal framework to improve the interpersonal communication skills of medical learners. This study is funded by a Research Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.  Dr. Case was also appointed an expert consultant in addressing rural health through theatre and performance on a study funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. She is the playwright and performer of several published works related to medicine and oral history, including “Tic(k)” and “Apoptosis Is My Favorite Word.” She earned a PhD in Performance Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and received her BA and MA degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Case has taught performance studies, theatre, academic writing, and medical/health humanities at UNC-Chapel Hill, UC-Berkeley, Florida State University, Northwestern University, Duke University, and the University of Utah.