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Program Director
Director, R3 Center for Innovation in Science Education
Research Professor

Gundula Bosch, PhD, MEd '16, MS, is a scientist and educator leading global education reform through training programs in critical, broad, and interdisciplinary scientific thinking.

Contact Info

615 N. Wolfe Street, Room E5132

Research Interests

BSPH R3 Center for Innovation in Science Education; R3 Graduate Science Program; Critical Thinking, Rigor, Reproducibility, and Responsibility in scientific theory and practice; Research ethics; Implementation Science; Meta-Science; Trans-disciplinary Science and Public Health Education; Global Science Education Networks; Competency-Based Education Frameworks; Applied Philosophy of Science; Science of Science; Science Communication; Educational Research; Authentic Assessments; Education Reform; Community Outreach; Service Learning; Civic Engagement; Adult Learning; Human Development; Program Development; Curriculum Design; Infectious Diseases; Structural Biology; Metabolism;

Experiences & Accomplishments
Johns Hopkins University
Technical University of Munich and Max-Planck-Institute of Biochemistry
Technical University of Munich

As an interdisciplinary scientist with joint appointments at the Johns Hopkins Schools of Public Health and Education, Dr. Bosch’s research focus lies in implementation science and the development of valid metrics to assess outcomes and impact of interventions in graduate science and health education, nationally and globally. In her function as the Director of the R3 Center for Innovation in Science Education (R3ISE) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Dr. Bosch developed and leads the R3 Graduate Science Programs (PMID: 29259084; PMID: 29446388) that stand for “the three R’s” of good scientific practice: Rigor in research conduct, Reproducibility of results, and Responsibility of scientists to society. Originally from Munich, Germany, she holds a Ph.D. in Biology from the Max-Planck-Institute of Biochemistry and a master’s degree in Education from Johns Hopkins.
Under Dr. Bosch’s leadership, the R3ISE team offers graduate-level programs that bring formal training in critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, sound research methodology, interdisciplinary collaboration, ethical decision-making, responsible communication, and social justice into graduate student training in biomedicine, public health, engineering, and technology (PMID: 35570294; PMID: 37289659). Through the global R3ISEnetwork of scientist-educators, these training experiences are available to all graduate and post-graduate trainees at Johns Hopkins, as well as national and international partner institutions.

Social media:  @R3_GSI | @R3JHSPH

Honors & Awards


  • Initiation into the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society (2023)
  • Johns Hopkins School of Education MEHP Alumni Award (2021)
  • Recognition for Teaching Excellence by the students and the Dean’s Office of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (2015-2023)
  • Discovery Award by the JHU Office of the Provost (2021-2024). Objective: Interprofessional training of health care educators.
  • PhD Professional Development Innovation Initiative Award by the JHU Office of the Provost (2020 - 2023). Objective: Development and implementation of the R3 Science Communication Leadership Program.
  • DELTA Research Award by the JHU Office of the Provost (2019 - 2020), a partnership of JHU SOURCE, JHSPH R3 Graduate Science Program, JHSPH CTL and Baltimore Community Partners. Objective: "Building Global-Local Connections: A Framework for Online Service Learning"
  • Teaching Symposium Keynote Speaker Award, University of South Florida, Muma College of Business (2018)
  • JHSPH SOURCE Recognition Award for outstanding dedication and service to Baltimore and JHU as a Service-Learning Faculty Fellow (2017)
  • Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Online Teaching by the Student Assembly of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (2016)
  • Induction to the Delta Omega Public Health Honorary Society (2016)
  • Educational Research Grant awarded by the Johns Hopkins Gateway Science Initiative (2013 – 2015): Effectiveness evaluation of collaborative learning in differing delivery formats
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute (2009 – 2011)
  • Future Faculty Teaching Fellowship, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (2007)
Select Publications

Selected Publications:

  • Ciubotariu II, Bosch G. Teaching students to R3eason, not merely to solve problem sets: The role of philosophy and visual data communication in accessible data science education. PLoS Comput Biol. 2023 Jun 8;19(6):e1011160. doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1011160. PMID: 37289659.

  • Fitzgerald AS & Bosch G (eds., 2023). Education Scholarship in Healthcare. The health scholar’s toolbox for educational research. Springer, Cham. e-book published Nov 28, 2023. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-031-38534-6   e-book ISBN: 978-3-031-38534-6.

  • Ciubotariu II, Bosch G (2022). Improving research integrity: a framework for responsible science communication. BMC Res Notes. 2022 May 15; 15(1):177. doi: 10.1186/s13104-022-06065-5. PMID: 35570294.

  • Bosch G (2018). Train PhD students to be thinkers not just specialists. Nature 554, 277. doi: 10.1038/d41586-018-01853-1. PMID: 29446388.

  • Bosch G, Casadevall A (2017). Graduate Biomedical Science Education Needs a New Philosophy. mBio 8 (6), mBio01539-17. doi: 10.1128/mBio.01539-17. PMID: 29259084.

R3 Graduate Science Program
R3 Center for Innovation in Science Education (R3ISE)