Emily Onello
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Credentials
MD

Associate Professor
Biography

Bio

Emily Onello, MD, joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth Campus in 2012. She directs and teaches several medical student courses, serves as a faculty advisor to medical students, and helps to develop and evaluate curriculum. She focuses on the rural preceptorship experience for students. Current research interests include rural physician workforce challenges, vaccination attitudes and environmental health. She has practiced as a family physician at Bay Area Health Center in Silver Bay, MN as well as at Lake Superior Community Health Center in Duluth, MN. Dr. Onello participated in immunology research involving cellular inflammatory mechanisms at the University of California, San Diego.

Education

MD, Mayo Medical School
BA, Cum laude, Carleton College
Major: Biology

Honors and Recognition

Community Star Award, National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH)
2018
Certificate of Recognition, Outstanding Achievement, Duluth School Board, Independent School District 709
2016

Media Appearances

Heart Problems & High Blood Pressure, WDSE TV (PBS)
2018
Influenza and Infections, WDSE TV (PBS)
2017
Cancer, WDSE TV (PBS)
2016
Lung Problems, Influenza and Infections
2016
Skin Problems, Influenza and Infections
2015
Circulation and Leg Problems, Influenza and Infections
2015
Cancer, WDSE TV (PBS)
2014
Local Morning News, KBJR
2013
Stroke and other Neurologic Problems, WDSE TV (PBS)
2013
Women's Health, WDSE TV (PBS)
2013

Professional Memberships

Minnesota Medical Association
2019-2019
Minnesota Public Health Association
Society for the Teachers of Family Medicine
Minnesota Rural Health Association
National Rural Health Association and Rural Medical Educators (RME) Subgroup, Senior Co-Chair 2019-20
Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians
American Academy of Family Physicians
Selected Publications

Selected Publications

Allert, D., Ipsen, J., Saracino, M., Sutherland, S., Wegerson, K., Onello, E., 2022. Sulfide-ore Mining and Human Health in Minnesota: Where are we now?. Minnesota Medicine, (Mar/Apr 2022): 33-38. Minnesota, USA:
Onello , E., 2020. Profiles of Rural Medical Educators. Conversations with our nation's experts on reversing rural physician shortages.
Onello, E., Friedrichsen, S., Krafts, K., Simmons , G., Diebel, K., 2020. First Year Allopathic Medical Student Attitudes About Vaccination and Vaccine Hesitancy. Vaccine, 38 (4): 808-814.
Kellock, K., Onello, E. C., Raab, K., 2019. Outdoor Air Quality and Health. Minnesota Medicine, 102 (3): 34-38. USA:
Allert, D., Bauer, S., Ipsen, J., Saracino, M., Wegerson, K., Wendland, D., Pearson, J., 2016. Sulfide mining and human health in Minnesota. Minnesota Medicine, (Nov/Dec 2016): 51-55.
PubMed ID: 30476429.
Doheny, B., Raab, K., Onello, E., Gingerich, S., Potter , T., Understanding the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of healthcare professionals toward climate change and health in Minnesota. Challenges, Planetary Health Section, MDPI ,
Boulger, J., An Old Play for a New Day: e-Discussions with medical students about ethics in rural health. PRiMER (Peer-reviewed Reports in Medical Education Research),
Deutchman, M., Macaluso, F., Chao, J., Duffrin, C., Hanna, K., Onello, E., Quinn, K., Alavi, M., Boulger, J., Bright, P., Schneider, B., Porter, J., Luke, S., Hassain, M., James, K., Contributions of U.S. Medical Schools to Primary Care (2003-2014): Determining and Predicting Who REALLY Goes into Primary Care. Family Medicine,
Selected Presentations

Selected Presentations

Boulger, J., Onello, E. C. "Making mission statements meaningful: Strengthening rural medical workforce", National Rural Health Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 10, 2018.
Boulger, J., Onello, E. C. "Additive rural education: Pre-clinical and clinical education symmetry", 2018 National Rural Health Association Conference , New Orleans, Louisiana, May 01, 2018.
Onello, E. C., Regehr, L. "Getting involved in your academy: Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians", Duluth Family Medicine Residency Noon Conference, St. Mary's Hospital, Duluth, Minnesota, April 25, 2018.
Moran, M., Onello, E. C. "Concussion alert: A prototype for tracking concussions in youth hockey players", Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) Research and Innovation Forum, Bloomington, Minnesota, March 03, 2018.
Gallett, N., Smestad, L., Bowen, M., Olson, L., Onello, E. C. "Physician, EMS staff, and community perceptions in rural community paramedicine program planning", Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) Research and Innovation Forum, Bloomington, Minnesota, March 03, 2018.
Boulger, J., Christensen, R., Onello, E. C. "Future country docs: Duluth’s Rural Medical Scholars Program", National Rural Health Association Conference, San Diego, California, May 01, 2017.
Onello, E. C., Raab, K. "MN’s changing climate: What family physicians need to know now about the impact on our patients’ health", 2017 MAFP Spring Refresher Conference , Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 01, 2017.
Onello, E. C., Allert, D. "Sulfide mining and human health: A primer for family docs", 2017 MAFP Spring Refresher Conference , Minneapolis, Minnesota, January 01, 2017.
Onello, E. C. "The path to pathology: How climate change adversely affects human health", Climate Conversation Series, EPA Laboratory, Duluth, Minnesota, June 21, 2016.
Onello, E. C., Westra, R., Harren, D. "Put yourself in “Jeopardy”: Using a digital game to highlight rural health topics", Minnesota Rural Health Association Conference , Duluth, Minnesota, June 01, 2016.
Boulger, J., Onello, E. C. "Teleconnecting rural preceptors: A cost-effective method of including rural perspectives in pre-clinical curriculum", 2016 Best Practices in Medical Education Day, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 01, 2016.
Onello, E. C., Beehler, S., Boulger, J. "Learning while doing: Teaching research skills to medical students via community based family medicine preceptor involvement", 2016 Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) Research and Innovation Forum , March 12, 2016.
Onello, E. C., Westra, R. "Putting students in “Jeopardy”: Using digital games to reinforce learning", Society for Teachers of Family Medicine Medical Student Education Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, January 01, 2016.
Onello, E. C., Boulger, J. "Teleconnecting rural preceptors: A cost-effective method of including rural perspectives in pre-clinical curriculum", Society for Teachers of Family Medicine Medical Student Education Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, January 01, 2016.
Onello, E. C. "Rural Family Medicine and Native American and Minority Health Scholars Program", 2015 Tour of Rural Medical Education presentations, National Rural Health Association conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 14, 2015.
Onello, E. C., Nichols, K., Boulger, J. "iPad use in undergraduate medical education: What apps, e-texts and websites do students use?", Society for Teachers of Family Medicine Medical Education Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, January 01, 2015.
Boulger, J., Onello, E. C. "Educating the rural physician workforce: The roles and successes of regional campuses", Society for Teachers of Family Medicine Medical Education Conference, Duluth, Minnesota, January 01, 2015.
Beehler, S., Onello, E. C., Boulger, J. "Teaching medical students about rural community health assessment ", National Rural Health Association Conference , January 01, 2015.
Onello, E. C., Beehler, S., Boulger, J. "Rural family physicians: Research opportunities for medical students", National Rural Health Association Conference , January 01, 2015.
Onello, E. C., Boulger, J., Beehler, S. "From cornfields to classrooms to collaborations: How our medical school can partner with your rural community", Minnesota Rural Health Conference, Duluth, Minnesota, June 24, 2014.
Onello, E. C., Harvie, J., Solem, B. "The commons health hospital challenge: Moving from healthy pledge to healthy practice", Minnesota Rural Health Conference, Duluth, Minnesota, June 23, 2014.
Onello, E. C. "Rural Family Medicine and Native American and Minority Health Scholars Program", 2014 Tour of Rural Medical Education presentations, National Rural Health Association conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 22, 2014.
Boulger, J., Onello, E. C. "Recruitment and retention of rural preceptors: Old and new perspectives", Society for Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Medical Education Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, February 01, 2014.
Boulger, J., Onello, E. C. "Family medicine preceptorships for first year medical students: Looking back and moving forward", Society for Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Medical Education Conference , Nashville, Tennessee, January 01, 2014.
Westra, R., Onello, E. C. "Spicing up your first and second year curriculum: A “recipe” for developing simulation cases", The Society for Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Medical Education Conference , Nashville, Tennessee, January 01, 2014.
Onello, E. C., Westra, R. "Simulation for first and second year medical students", Society for Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Medical Education Conference, January 01, 2014.
Onello, E. C., Westra, R. "Integration of simulation into the curriculum for first and second year students", Best Practices conference at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 02, 2013.
Olson, M., Onello, E. C. "Women and herbal therapies: The good news, the bad news", Women and Health: A Time for You Conference, Rochester, Minnesota, January 25, 1998.
Onello, E. C., Cilek, M., Kelley, L. "Southeastern medicinal plants and the family physician", American Academy of Family Medicine Scientific Assembly, San Francisco, California, January 01, 1998.
Kelley, L., Olson, M., Onello, E. C. "Local medicinal plants: Alternative therapies the family practitioner may encounter", North Central Regional Meeting of the Society for Teachers of Family Medicine Conference, Rochester, Minnesota, November 01, 1997.