Monica M. Cuddy, M.A.
Monica M. Cuddy is a Measurement Scientist in the Measurement Consulting Services unit at the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME). She has formal education/training in sociology, women’s studies, public health, and measurement and has been employed with the NBME for the past 13 years. In her current role, she is responsible for planning and conducting sophisticated quantitative research projects in the fields of medical education and measurement. She manages a diverse group of junior staff and finds mentoring them professionally quite rewarding. Monica’s research interests include validity-related issues in assessment, multilevel modeling techniques, and gendered processes within medical education.
Monica enjoys traveling to new places, gardening in small spaces, hiking off-the-beaten-path trails, biking long distances and running short ones. She is an avid reader of fiction, participating in multiple book clubs and an active member of various local community-based organizations. Monica lives in West Philadelphia with her partner Lance (a professor of Sociology/Criminology) and her one-year old puppy Ellie (a sweet beagle/dachshund mix). She one day hopes to keep bees and raise chickens in the urban environment she calls home.