Dr. Jennifer MacKenzie is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Genetics. She joined the Department in the fall of 2016.
She completed her MD and subsequent pediatric and subspecialty training in genetics at the University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children. With over 20 years of experience as a clinical geneticist, she and has held academic appointments at Queens University in the departments of Oncology, Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Pathology and Molecular Medicine. For seven years she was Head of the Division of Genetics and Medical Director of the regional Metabolic Newborn screening programs. She earned a Masters of Education in 2014.
Dr. MacKenzie has had a productive academic career garnering substantive CIHR funding as well as significant other peer-reviewed funding sources. Her primary research focus is in medical education and she recently led the design, delivery and evaluation of the Queens Accelerated Route to Medical School program. Her Masters thesis explored medical students’ experiences using an ePortfolio to develop skills in self-regulated learning. Other research work includes investigating student’s patterns of motivation, and delivery of e-learning genetics education to non-genetics residents.