Erik Guercio is the director of research for the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM), which provides leadership for the osteopathic medical education community by promoting excellence in medical education, research, and service, and by fostering innovation and quality across the continuum of osteopathic medical education to improve the health of the American public. He and his team provide research reports on osteopathic medical school applicants/matriculants, education/educators, and students/graduates.
Much like osteopathic medicine, he uses a holistic approach to research -- finding the connections within and between data to tell a story about osteopathic medical schools and the physician workforce. He leverages technology and dashboard to help share this story with those hungry for information and those seeking to make data driven decisions. For him, it is about showing the story the data tells – not just simply sharing information.
Erik received his M.A. in Sociology from George Washington University. He has previously served as a researcher for a government contract with CMS, the accreditors for social work schools, a business ethics research think tank, an international survey organization, and an association dedicated to furthering the rights of people with developmental disabilities. He is published in the JAOA and the Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education. His hobbies include running, biking, cooking, and photography. He lives in Washington, D.C. with his partner