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HsingChi von Bergmann

MSc, PhD
Professor
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Office:
Rm: JBM 288
Tel: (604) 827-5699

Lab:
Rm: JBM 376, UBC Dental Education Research Lab


Research Areas:

Progress Testing; Large-scale International Comparative Studies (e.g. TIMSS), Problem-Based Learning; Teacher Beliefs and Conceptions; College Science Teaching and Evaluation (physics and mathematics education); History and Philosophy of Science in Science Education; Science Curriculum Studies

Teaching Areas:

Teacher and teaching/learners and learning, dental education research seminars, faculty development/program evaluation, Statistics


von Bergmann was a physics major while in Taiwan. She received a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction focusing on Science Education from the University of Southern California, USA. She started conducting research in PBL dental education while at USC, working at the Craniofacial Molecular Biology Lab, in 1998. She joined the US National Research Center-TIMSS for five years after receiving her PhD, at the same time still continued mentoring and working with her USC colleagues in dental-ed research. In 2003, von Bergmann became a professor at the Faculty of Education at the University of Calgary. In Fall 2010, she became an Education Specialist at UBC Dentistry to (1) conduct and mentor educational research activities in the Faculty, and (2) design modules and professional development activities to enhance teaching capacity and students’ educational experiences.  
Apart from mentoring and leading her faculty in strengthening its education research portfolio, in 2016, von Bergmann received a competitive and prestigious dental education fellowship, the ADEA/ADEA Gies Foundation Education Fellowship. She has been invited to give nearly 50 speeches and lectures (10 of which are keynote speeches) nationally and internationally. Since Fall-2010, arriving at UBC Dentistry, von Bergmann has received more than 30 grants as a PI or Co-PI. She has co-written a book, various book chapters, and published widely in peer-reviewed journals. 
 
Recent Publications: 
 
Adeniyi, A., Donnelly, L., Janssen, P., Jevitt, C., von Bergman, H., & Brondani, M. (2020). A Qualitative Study of Health Care Providers’ Views on Integrating Oral Health into Prenatal Care. JDR Clinical & Translational Research. https://doi.org/10.1177/2380084420961998 
 
Brondani M, Cua D, Maragha T, Shayanfar M, Mathu-Muju K, Almeida F, von Bergmann H, Villanueva J, Alvarado AAV, Learey S, Donnelly L. A Pan-Canadian narrative review on the protocols for reopening dental services during the COVID-19 pandemic. BMC Oral Health 2020, 20, 352. 
 
Zhu, Y. & von Bergmann, H. (2019). Bridging adult and health science education: A scoping literature review. Proceedings of the 38th Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education Annual Conference, June 2019, Vancouver, BC, Canada. 
 
Waldron, S., Walker, J., Kanji, Z., von Bergmann, H. (2019). Dental hygiene clinical instructors’ pedagogical beliefs and described practices about student-centered education. Journal of Dental Education, 83(9), 1019-1029; doi: 10.21815/JDE.019.106 
 
von Bergmann, H., Shuler, CF. (2019). The culture of certainty in dentistry and its impact on dental education and practice., to be published in Journal of Dental Education, 83 (5), published online on March 25, 2019. JDE, 83(6), 609-613; DOI: https://doi.org/10.21815/JDE.019.075 
 
von Bergmann HC (2018). Guest Editorial: Assessing the emerging scholarship of teaching of the Canadian Dental Schools. J Dent Educ, 82(1): 3-4. doi: 10.21815/JDE.018.001. http://www.jdentaled.org/content/82/1/3.full 
 
von Bergmann, H., Childs R. (2018) When I Say…Validity Argument. Medical Education, 52, 1003-1004. doi:10.1111/medu.13592 April, 2018. 
 
von Bergmann, H., Childs R. (2018) Creating a test blueprint for a progress testing program: a paired-comparisons approach. Medical Teacher, 40(3), 267-274; DOI: 10.1080/0142159X.2017.1403015. 
 
von Bergmann, H., Shuler, C.F., Yang, H., Kohler, D., Reynolds, CF, Best, L. Black, N., Richardson, J. Childs, R. (2018) Designing and Implementing a Competency-based Formative Progress Survey System. Journal of Dental Education, 82 (6), 565-574. June 2018. 
 
von Bergmann, H., Walker, J,, Dalrymple, K.R., Shuler, C.F., (2017). "Dental faculty members' pedagogic beliefs and curricular aims in problem-based learning: An exploratory study." J. Dent Ed: 81(8), 937-947. http://www.jdentaled.org/content/81/8/937.full 
 
Best, L, Walton, J., Walker, J., von Bergmann, H. (2016). "Reaching consensus on essential biomedical science learning objectives in a dental curriculum." J Dent Ed:80(4):422-429. (This paper was recognized as the top ten JDE paper of 2016.) http://www.jdentaled.org/content/80/4/422.full 
 
Walker, J., & von Bergmann, H. (2015). "Lessons from a Pilot Project of Cognitive Task Analysis: The Potential Role of Intermediates in Clinical Teaching" J. Dent Ed, 79, 286-294. http://www.jdentaled.org/content/79/3/286.full?sid=c09291d5-c842-4060-bbd9-c515f85d8af3 
 
von Bergmann, H. (2014). Point/Counterpoint: Should Laptop be allowed in the classroom? Two Viewpoints; Viepoint 2: "Deconstructing and rethinking laptops in the classroom," Journal of Dental Education, J. Dent Ed, 78, 1580-1588. 
 
von Bergmann, H. (2014). "Proposals to Safeguard Scientific Research Ethics (維護學術倫理的方案)" SciTech Reports (科技報導), 392, August 2014, 4-5. 
 
Guzman-Armstrong, S., Warren, J. J., Cunningham-Ford, M.A., von Bergmannm, H., Johnsen, D.C. (2014). "Concepts in critical thinking applied to caries risk assessment," J. Dent Ed. 78 (6), 914-920. 
 
von Bergmann, H. Dalrymple, K., & Shuler, C.F. (2014). "Personality Preference Distribution of Dental Students Admitted Using Two Different Selection Processes" J. Dent Ed, 78 (4), 580-588. 
 
Walker, J., & von Bergmann, H. (2013). "Teacher Education Policy in Canada: Beyond Professionalization and Deregulation." Canadian Journal of Education, Vol. 36, No. 4, 65-92. 
 
Recent Presentations: 
 
von Bergmann, H., Guo Y., Shuler, C., Zhu, Y., Walker, J., Lee, V. (2019). Professional culture, identity, and assessment technology: Teaching and learning in the preparation of oral health professionals., Chair of symposium at the 2019 annual meeting of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE), UBC, Vancouver, Canada, June 1-5 
 
von Bergmann, H. (2019). New Methods and Approaches for Dental Education Research. Chair of A Workshop at the International Association for Dental Research 2019 Annual Meeting, Vancouver, June, 2019. 
 
von Bergmann, H. (2019). Contemporary Assessment Research Topics in Dental Education. Chair of A Symposium at the International Association for Dental Research 2019 Annual Meeting, Vancouver, June, 2019. 
 
Gottlieb, R., Zhu, Y., Emanuels, I., von Bergmann, H. (2020). Summer Student Practitioner Program: Opportunity to Broaden Dental Career Pathways. 2020 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition, Washington DC, USA, March 2020 (Due to COVID-19 the meeting was cancelled). 
 
von Bergmann,H., Zhu, Y., Ameli, F., Brijmohan, A., Shuler, C.F., Childs, R. (2020). Learning to Master “Do not Know” in Dentistry. An oral presentation at the 2020 IADR Annual Meeting, Washington DC, March 2020 (Due to COVID-19 the meeting was cancelled).  
 
Zhu, Y., Larlond, D., Shuler, C., von Bergmann, H. (2020). Incorporating Public Pedagogy in Health Professional Education: Learning Beyond the Classroom. Paper presentation for the April 2020 Annual Conference of AERA at San Francisco, USA.(Due to COVID-19 the conference was cancelled). 
 
Shayanfar M, Almeida F2, Cua D, Maragha T, Mathu-Muju K, von Bergmann H, Donnelly L, Brondani M. (2020). Uncertainties Around COVID-19 From the Perspective of Oral Health Care Workers. Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry, September 19 – October 9. Virtual oral presentation. 
 
Adeniyi A, Donnelly L, Janssen P, Jevitt C, von Bergmann H, Brondani M. (2020). Exploring healthcare providers’ views on integrated prenatal oral health care. Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry, September 19 – October 9. Virtual oral presentation.  
 
Maragha T, Donnelly L, von Bergmann H, Brondani M. (2020). Mental Health and Resilience in Canadian Dental Schools’ Curricula. Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry, September 19 – October 9. Virtual oral presentation. 
 
Yidan Z, von Bergmann H. (2020). Online Teaching and Learning in Medical Education under COVID-19 
A virtual international symposium held by the Higher Education Evaluation & Accreditation Council of Taiwan, December 4th. 
 
Shayanfar M, Almeida F2, Cua D, Maragha T, Mathu-Muju K, von Bergmann H, Donnelly L, Brondani M. (2021). Uncertainties Around COVID-19 From the Perspective of Oral Health Care Workers. FoD Research Day. January 26.Virtual oral presentation. 
 
Adeniyi A, Donnelly L, Janssen P, Jevitt C, von Bergmann H, Brondani M. (2021). Exploring healthcare providers’ views on integrated prenatal oral health care. FoD Research Day. January 26.Virtual oral presentation. 
 
Maragha T, Donnelly L, von Bergmann H, Brondani M. (2021). Mental Health and Resilience in Canadian Dental Schools’ Curricula. FoD Research Day. January 26.Virtual oral presentation. 
 
Adeniyi A, Donnelly L, Janssen P, Jevitt C, von Bergmann H, Brondani M. (2021). Initial Evaluating an Integrated Prenatal Oral Care Model for British Columbia. International Association for Dental Research, July 21-24, Boston, USA. Virtual oral presentation.