The Tisch College and Tufts University School of Medicine Community Service Learning (Tisch &TUSM CSL) program is led by Course Co-Directors Drs. Mark D. Pearlmutter and Carolyn L. Rubin, and CSL Coordinator Jen Greer-Morrissey, MEd.
Mark D. Pearlmutter, MD, FACEP
Dr. Pearlmutter is an Associate Professor of Medicine and the Director of Emergency Services for the Steward Health Care Network and is one of the founding faculty members for both the Tufts in Haiti program and the Sharewood Project.
Carolyn L. Rubin, EdD, MA
Dr. Rubin has worked with the Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) since 2009, during which time she helped to build a strong relational culture between Tufts and its host communities.
In November 2011, she helped to establish Project ADAPT (Addressing Disparities in Asian Populations through Translational Research), which brings together various researchers, administrators, medical providers and community partners to collaboratively address health disparities in the Boston Asian American community.
Dr. Rubin also teaches students in the Masters in Public Health (MPH) program at the School of Medicine and in the Community Health program at the School of Arts and Sciences.
Jen Greer-Morrissey, MEd
Ms. Greer-Morrissey has more than fifteen years of experience directing service learning programs in academic institutions. She provides students with guidance on projects, a thorough knowledge of the Boston area non-profit landscape, and expertise on service learning best-practices.
Local nonprofit organizations interested in TUSM volunteers may email Jen Greer-Morrissey for more information.
CSL Peer Facilitators
Through the Peer Facilitator program, second year medical students provide guidance to first year students as they explore the Community Service Learning curriculum. Facilitators are resources for questions, trouble-shooting issues with projects, and leading reflection in CSL Small Group discussions.
CSL Steering Committee
The CSL Steering Committee includes representation from students, faculty, and staff from both TUSM and Tisch College. This group created the Tisch & TUSM CSL program in 2008, developed the course's learning objectives, and continues to provide guidance and advisement on the program’s growth and development.
Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life
Community Service Learning is supported in part by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life. All Tufts students are part of this unique college that works across Tufts schools to prepare students from every field to be lifelong active citizens. Collaborating with Tufts schools, departments, and student groups, Tisch College develops students’ knowledge, skills and experiences, helping them identify and implement solutions to complex social problems.