Andrew Thompson

Andrew R. Thompson , PhD

Associate Professor Educator

Medical Sciences Building

G454C

COM Medical Education - 0552

Education

B.A.: Miami University Oxford, OH, 2005 (Anthropology)

M.A.: University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, MS, 2008 (Biological Anthropology)

M.S.: Indiana University Bloomington, IN, 2012 (Human Anatomy)

Ph.D.: Indiana University Bloomington, IN, 2013 (Biological Anthropology)

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Emerson TE, Hedman KM, Hargrave EA, Cobb DE, Thompson AR (2016. ) Paradigms lost: Cahokia Mound 72 beaded burial reconfigured as ritual practice. American Antiquity, , 81 (3 ) ,405-425

Thompson AR, O’Loughlin VD (2015. ) The Blooming Anatomy Tool (BAT): A discipline-specific rubric for utilizing Bloom’s taxonomy in the design and evaluation of assessments in the anatomical sciences.Anatomical Sciences Education, , 8 (6 ) ,493-501 More Information

Thompson AR, Hedman KM, Slater PA. (2015. ) New Dental and Isotope Evidence of Biological Distance and Place of Origin for Mass Burial Groups at Cahokia’s Mound 72 .American Journal of Physical Anthropology, , 158 (2 ) ,341-357

Thompson, AR (2014. ) Differential diagnosis of limb length discrepancy in a nineteenth century burial from southwest .International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, , 24 (4 ) ,517-530

Thompson AR, Braun MW, O’Loughlin VD (2013. ) A comparison of student performance on discipline-specific versus integrated exams in a medical school course .Advances in Physiology Education, , 37 ,370-376

Thompson, AR (2013. ) Odontometric determination of sex at Mound 72, Cahokia .American Journal of Physical Anthropology, , 151 (3 ) ,408-419

Danforth ME, Thompson AR (2008. ) An evaluation of determination of handedness using standard osteological measurements .Journal of Forensic Sciences, , 53 (4 ) ,777-781

Thompson AR, Hanna JB, Kelso R, Ward PW, Wines K (2016. ) Assessment driven learning: the use of higher-order and clinically integrated questions on gross anatomy practical exams .Medical Science Educator, , 26 ,587-596

Thompson AR, Lowrie DJ (2017. ) An evaluation of outcomes following the replacement of tradition histology laboratories with self-study modules.Anatomical Sciences Education, , 10 ,276-285 More Information

Thompson, Andrew R; Giffin, Bruce F (2021. ) Higher-Order Assessment in Gross Anatomy: A Comparison of Performance on Higher- Versus Lower-Order Anatomy Questions between Undergraduate and First-Year Medical Students.Anatomical sciences education, , 14 (3 ) ,306-316 More Information

Thompson, Andrew R; Marshall, Aaron M (2020. ) Participation in Dissection Affects Student Performance on Gross Anatomy Practical and Written Examinations: Results of a Four-Year Comparative Study.Anatomical sciences education, , 13 (1 ) ,30-36 More Information

Thompson, Andrew R; Lowrie, Donald J (2017. ) An evaluation of outcomes following the replacement of traditional histology laboratories with self-study modules.Anatomical sciences education, , 10 (3 ) ,276-285 More Information

Thompson, Andrew R; Giffin, Bruce F (2021. ) Higher-Order Assessment in Gross Anatomy: A Comparison of Performance on Higher- Versus Lower-Order Anatomy Questions between Undergraduate and First-Year Medical Students.Anatomical sciences education, , 14 (3 ) ,306-316 More Information

Thompson, Andrew R; Marshall, Aaron M (2020. ) Participation in Dissection Affects Student Performance on Gross Anatomy Practical and Written Examinations: Results of a Four-Year Comparative Study.Anatomical sciences education, , 13 (1 ) ,30-36 More Information

Thompson, Andrew R; Lowrie, Donald J (2017. ) An evaluation of outcomes following the replacement of traditional histology laboratories with self-study modules.Anatomical sciences education, , 10 (3 ) ,276-285 More Information

Book Chapter

Hedman KM, Bukowski JA, Cobb DE, and Thompson AR (2017 ) Modified Teeth: Cultural Diversity and Community Building at Cahokia (AD 900-1400) A World View of (Bio)Culturally Modified Teeth: Past and Present .(pp. 17 -35).Gainesville, University of Florida Press

Cook DC, Thompson AR, Rollins AA (2014 ) Death and the special child Tracing childhood: bioarchaeological investigations of early lives in antiquity .(pp. 17-35).

Cook DC, Gano L, Hedman KM, Helfrich SS, Thompson AR A young man burned twice: A deviant burial from West-Central Illinois A Bioarchaeological Perspective of Atypical Mortuary Practices: A Geographic and Temporal Investigation .

Thompson, AR and Husmann PR (2021 ) Developing multiple choice questions for anatomy examinations Teaching Anatomy: A Practical Guide, 2nd Edition .(pp. 405-416).Switzerland, Springer

Presentations

Poster Presentations

Thompson AR, Cotter CE, Hanna JB (2016. ) Performance statistics of structures: does anatomical region or structure type impact item difficulty or discrimination on gross anatomy practical examinations? .American Association of Anatomist annual meeting, San Diego, CA. .

Hanna JB, Thompson AR, Kelso R, Ward P, Wines K (2015. ) Assessment driven learning: the use of higher-order and clinically integrated questions on gross anatomy practical exams. .American Association of Anatomist annual meeting, Boston, MA. .

Thompson AR, Krajacic P, Kelso R, Bernardino L, Hanna JB (2015. ) An unusual anatomic variant of the cauda equina and spinal nerve roots. .American Association of Anatomist annual meeting, Boston, MA. .

Thompson AR (2015. ) An odontometric analysis of biological variation in the prehistoric Midwest. .American Association of Physical Anthropologists annual meeting, St. Louis, MO. .

Harrah T, Thompson AR (2014. ) A study of the association between the quadriceps angle and the distribution and prevalence of articular surface damage in the knee using a cadaveric sample. .American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedists annual meeting, Rancho Verdes, CA. .

Hedman KM, Bukowski JA, Cobb DE, Thompson AR (2014. ) Modified teeth: cultural diversity and community building at Cahokia (AD 900-1400). American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Alberta, Canada. .

Zejdlik KJ, Thompson AR, Hedman KM, Emerson TE (2014. ) Mound 72’s principal individuals: a reassessment of sex and its importance to Mississippian mortuary practices. Society for American Archaeology annual meeting, Austin, TX. .

Thompson AR, Hedman KM (2014. ) Sacrificial tribute reconsidered: new dental and isotope evidence of biological distance and place of origin for sacrificial burial groups at Cahokia’s Mound 72. .Society for American Archaeology annual meeting, Austin, TX. .

Cook DC, Spencer SD, Thompson AR (2013. ) In osteology, sex is a continuous variable: revisiting the Schild shaman .Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Tampa, FL. .

Hedman KM, Cobb DE, Hargrave EA, Thompson AR, Emerson TE (2013. ) Paradigms lost: Mound 72’s beaded cape burial reconfigured .Midwest Archaeological Conference, Columbus, OH. .

Thompson AR, O'Loughlin VD (2013. ) Evaluating an anatomy-specific tool for blooming exam questions. .American Association of Anatomist annual meeting, Boston, MA. .

Thompson AR, Braun MW, O’Loughlin VD (2012. ) How do block scheduling and integrated exams affect medical student performance? .American Association of Anatomist annual meeting, San Diego, CA. .

Thompson, AR (2012. ) Investigation of dental metric and morphological patterns associated with expression of the Uto-Aztecan premolar .American Association of Physical Anthropologists annual meeting., Portland, OR. .

Thompson, AR and Rudolph, KZ (2012. ) An analysis of methods and importance of interobserver error in odontometric studies. American Association of Physical Anthropologists annual meeting, Portland, OR. .

Thompson, AR (2012. ) Odontometric evaluation of sex at Mound 72, Cahokia .Society for American Archaeology annual meeting, Memphis, TN. .

Thompson, AR (2010. ) Geometric morphometric analysis of artificial cranial deformation at the Schild Site. Midwest Archaeological Conference, Bloomington, IN. .

Thompson, AR (2009. ) The effect of recovery bias on bioarchaeological interpretations: A case study from the Southeast .American Association of Physical Anthropologists annual meeting, Chicago, IL. .

Thompson, AR (2008. ) Bioarchaeology of the Oliver Site (22CO503), Coahoma County, Mississippi. American Association of Physical Anthropologists annual meeting, Columbus, OH. .

Thompson, AR (2008. ) Differential diagnosis of a Nineteenth Century burial from Mississippi .Paleopathology Association annual meeting, Columbus, OH. .

Thompson, AR (2007. ) Evaluation of contact period effects at the Oliver Site (22CO503), Coahoma County, Mississippi .Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Knoxville, TN. .

Thompson, AR and Danforth, ME (2007. ) An evaluation of determination of handedness using standard osteological measurements .American Academy of Forensic Sciences annual meeting, San Antonio, TX. .

Thompson, AR (2007. ) A comparison of decomposition patterns in the fall and spring in southern Mississippi .Southern Anthropological Society annual meeting, Oxford, MS. .

Thompson, AR and Lowrie DJ (2017. ) Self-study histology modules: An approach to reduce basic science contact hours without sacrificing content or outcomes .Central Group on Educational Affairs, Chicago, IL. .

Marshall A, Thompson AR (2017. ) Dissection opportunity affects student performance on gross anatomy practical and lecture examination questions .American Association of Anatomist annual meeting, Chicago, IL. .

Thompson AR, Hedman KM, Fort MA, Dent SC, Cook DC (2019. ) A multi-method approach to evaluate the presence of non-local individuals at the prehistoric Schild site in western Illinois .American Association of Physical Anthropologists annual meeting, Cleveland, OH. . Level:International

Thompson AR and Husmann PH (2018. ) Research trends as seen through the ten year publication history of the Journal Anatomical Sciences Education .American Association of Anatomists annual meeting, San Diego, CA. . Level:International

Thompson AR and Giffin GF (2020. ) Description and outcomes of a baccalaureate level clinically oriented gross anatomy course. .American Association of Anatomists annual meeting, San Diego, CA. .

Thompson AR, Lowrie DJ, Christensen H, Marshall A, and Giffin B (2020. ) Anatomical sciences teaching elective: A fourth-year longitudinal elective that provides teaching opportunities for graduating medical students. International Association for Medical Science Educators. .International Association for Medical Science Educators, Virtual. .

Honors and Awards

2016 Golden Apple teaching award- M1 Class of 2019, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

2017 Optime Magistrum (Best Teacher) award MSK-Integumentary course. University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

2018 Optime Magistrum (Best Teacher) award MSK-Integumentary course. University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

2018 Young Anatomist Publication Award, American Association of Anatomists.

2020 Golden Apple teaching award- M1 Class of 2023, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

2020 Optime Magistrum (Best Teacher) award MSK-Integumentary course. University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

2020 -2021 Silver Apple for Level 4000 course- Medical Sciences Baccalaureate Program. University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

Courses Taught

Course Director- MS1 Musculoskeletal/Integumentary course

Course Director- Medsci Human Anatomy

Contact Information

thomp3ar@ucmail.uc.edu