Social Mission Metrics: Measuring the Social Mission of Dental, Medical, and Nursing Schools


  • Sonal Batra, MD, MST

    Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine and Health Policy and Management. Lead Researcher, Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity, George Washington University


  • Bianca Frogner, PhD

    Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine
    Director, Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington School of Medicine


Diversity, Education and Training, Nursing, Oral Health


Social mission refers to the contribution of a school in its programs, and the performance of its graduates, faculty, and leadership in advancing health equity and addressing health disparities. The Social Mission Metrics Initiative focuses on the creation and use of metrics to measure social mission in dental, medical, and nursing schools across the United States. The Initiative provides school leaders with a tool to objectively assess the status of social mission at their school, with aims to 1) advance the field of social mission measurement and 2) enhance the national conversation around social mission in health professions education.

This webinar describes the development and usage of social mission metrics and discusses implications for future work in this area.


44 minutes

Event Date

August 26, 2021