Kayla Marcotte

I am a medical student at the University of Michigan Medical School. I currently work with the University of Michigan Division of Anatomical Sciences and as a research assistant for the Michigan Clinical Outcomes Research & Reporting Program. I enjoy teaching and have taught Anatomy & Physiology during graduate and medical school. Previously, I worked in Washington, DC at First Focus as a policy intern with a focus on health and education policy.

Education

University of Michigan Medical School

Medical Doctorate
Anticipated May 2021

University of Texas at Dallas

Master of Science

Applied Cognition and Neuroscience

May 2015

University of Texas at Dallas

Bachelor of Science

Neuroscience

Bachelor of Arts

Biology

May 2014

Work Experience

Anatomy Teaching Assistant

August 2016 - May 2017
August 2019 - May 2020

Graduate Teaching Assistant

  • Taught upper level college students human anatomy and physiology through individual lessons, review sessions, and preparing and proctoring lab practical exams
August 2014 - May 2015

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

January 2014 - May 2014

Policy Intern Associate

  • Researched policies and programs that impact children’s health
  • Prepared letters of support for congressional bills and information for congressional briefings
August 2012 - December 2012

Research

Medical Student Researcher

  • Advisor: Larry Gruppen, PhD (University of Michigan)
  • Analysis of Competency Based Education programs
June 2020 - Present

Medical Student Research Assistant

December 2015 - Present

Dissector for Blue Link Project

May 2016 - March 2017

Medical Student Research Assistant

  • Advisor: Israel Liberzon, MD (University of Michigan)
  • Investigated diet effects on stress responses and learning retention
  • Surgery assistant for ovariectomies
June 2015 - December 2015

Graduate Research Assistant

University of Texas at Dallas, Neurobiology of Memory Lab
  • Advisor: Christa McIntyre, PhD (University of Texas at Dallas)
  • Investigated vagus nerve stimulation effects on stress responses and learning retention
  • Surgery assistant for craniotomies and vagus nerve stimulators
August 2014 - May 2015

Undergraduate Research Assistant

University of Texas at Dallas, Think Lab
  • Advisor: Candice Mills, PhD (University of Texas at Dallas)
  • Investigated differences in learning styles and trust in children ages 3 to 9 years old
July 2011 - May 2014

Publications

Parental influences on children’s healthy behaviors

K. M. Marcotte, R. Krallman, J. DuRussel-Weston, E. Kline-Rogers, E. Jackson, and K. A. Eagle.

Circulation, 2017

A previously unclassified variant of sternalis

S. Dudgeon, K. M. Marcotte, G. M. Fox, and B. Alsup

Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy, 2017

Reducing opioid misuse among adolescents through physician education

S. Arora, K. M. Marcotte, and J. Hopper

Substance Abuse, 2017

Patients with cardiac sarcoidosis experience a significant delay in diagnosis

T. Crawford, W. Froehlich, J. Kron, A. Chicos, K. Ellenbogen, S. Kalbeisch, V. Vedantham, H. Roukoz, D. Benditt, N. Estes, W. Sauer, K. Soejima, A. Bhan, F. Murgatroyd, M. Ortman, L. Rosenfeld, D. DeLurgio, K. Kaitani, P. Zimetbaum, K. Nour, Z. Goldberger, K. Patton, T. Dickfeld, M. Mazzini, D. Frisch, S. Mukerji, C. Narasimhan, D. Steckman, K. Marcotte, X. Gu, and F. Bogun

Heart Rhythm, May 2017

Treatment of cardiac sarcoidosis with steroids and steroid-sparing immunosuppressants: Findings from the cardiac sarcoidosis consortium registry

J. Kron, A. Chicos, F. Bogun, K. Ellenbogen, S. Kalbeisch, V. Vedantham, D. Benditt, N. Estes, W. Sauer, K. Soejima, A. Bhan, F. Murgatroyd, M. Ortman, L. Rosenfeld, D. DeLurgio, K. Kaitani, P. Zimetbaum, K. Nour, Z. Goldberger, K. Patton, T. Dickfeld, M. Mazzini, D. Frisch, S. Mukerji, C. Narasimhan, D. Steckman, K. Marcotte, X. Gu, and T. Crawford

Heart Rhythm, May 2017

Selected Presentations

Innovative Educational Tools for High-Yield Clinical Anatomy

October 2017
American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress

San Diego, CA

Cardiovascular Risk Reduction through School and Community Partnerships

September 2017
American Academy of Pediatrics

Chicago, IL

Parental Influences on Children’s Healthy Behaviors

March 2017
American Heart Association EPI/Lifestyle

Portland, OR

Parental Influences on Children’s Healthy Behaviors

March 2017
Adolescent Health Initiative

Ypsilanti, MI

The Influence of Perceived Expertise and Vulnerability on Trust in a Medical Setting

May 2013
Honors Thesis Presentation
University of Texas at Dallas Undergraduate Research Scholars Award

Richardson, TX

Children Understand Niceness and Meanness but Struggle with Neutrality

April 2012
North Texas Psychology Conference

Richardson, TX