Cynthia Fiducia, Ed.D.

Headshot_1080 copyCynthia Fiducia, Ed.D., Instructor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Cynthia Fiducia received her Ed.M. in Teaching, Curriculum and Learning
Environments and her Ed.D. in Administration, Planning and Social Policy from the
Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has over thirty-five years of experience as a
professional educator across a broad range of venues. Beginning as a public high school
English teacher, and then as a curriculum director in the same setting, Dr. Fiducia next
applied her expertise as an educational consultant with a national nonprofit, followed by
her role as the executive director of an educational nonprofit collaborative, and now as
the Director of Education Programs in Clinical and Translational Science for Harvard
Catalyst.

In her current role, she oversees the planning and implementation of all
educational offerings, ensuring their integrity and assessing their effect in maximizing
adult learning in C/T research. She also coaches senior faculty course development
committees in applying effective curriculum development methods that are reflected in
integrated courses aligned with educational objectives; in using a broad pedagogical
spectrum to design learning activities that incorporate active and collaborative learning,
and social networking tools; and, in designing and using customized project management
tools for course planning and implementation. In 2013, Dr. Fiducia was appointed
Instructor in Medicine and has since applied her expertise as a consultant across Harvard
Medical School and its academic health care center affiliates to faculty interested in
designing effective outcomes-based workshops, courses, and longitudinal programs.
As the 2011 recipient of the Joseph B. Martin Dean’s Leadership Award, Harvard
Medical School acknowledged Dr. Fiducia’s work in training her staff to deliver highquality
educational offerings.