Anne Weber-Main, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine

Anne Weber-Main

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Department of Medicine
420 Delaware St SE
MMC 194
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine

Associate Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs and Diversity, Department of Medicine

Co-Director of Mentoring, Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)

Mentoring Programs Director, Medical School, Office of Faculty Affairs

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Science Communication in the Mass Media

PhD in Chemistry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

BS in Chemistry, minor in Non-Fiction Writing, Drew University, Madison, NJ

American Medical Writers Association, Core Certificate in Editing/Writing, Advanced Certificate in Biomedical Communications


Dr. Weber-Main’s educational and professional experiences span the physical and health sciences and biomedical communications. In addition to her doctoral degree in analytical chemistry, she completed a Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellowship through the American Association for the Advancement of Science and has earned two editing/writing certificates from the American Medical Writers Association. Her teaching expertise and educational scholarship are in research faculty development, with concentrations in scientific/medical writing and mentoring models. She is a prolific scientific writing and career advancement mentor for faculty/fellows in the health sciences. Her formal teaching includes a longitudinal grant writing workshop series for faculty in the School of Medicine and scholars in the University’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Working in interdisciplinary teams, she has developed numerous curricula, including a scientific writing seminar series, a 3-year research fellowship program for family physicians, and an online course to support current and future mentors of early-stage investigators. Nationally, she teaches in certificate programs offered by the American Medical Writers Association, and serves as both a Master Facilitator and Professional Development Program Director in the National Research Mentoring Network -- a consortium funded by the National Institutes of Health to enhance the training and career development of individuals from diverse backgrounds, communities, and cultures who are pursuing biomedical and behavioral research careers.

Awards & Recognition

  • Graduate Fellowship, University of Minnesota Department of Chemistry
  • Professional Development Certificate, American Medical Writers Association
  • Teaching recognition award, American Medical Writers Association

Professional Associations

  • Fellow, American Medical Writers Association
  • AMWA Journal: editorial board member, peer reviewer
  • Council of Science Editors: member
  • University of Minnesota Career Advancement Program for Clinical Research Scholars: advisory committee member, scientific writing consultant
  • Phi Beta Kappa honor society



  • Thomas JL, Luo X, Bengtson JE, Weber-Main AM, Lust K, Ahluwalia JS, An L. "Quit & Win" contests among college students: predictors of long-term smoking abstinence. American Journal of Health Promotion. 2015 Aug 25. [Epub ahead of print]
    Bailey M, Benson K, Weber-Main AM. Applying the communication techniques of university writing center tutors to the medical editor-author dialogue. AMWA Journal. 2015;30(2):51-55
  • Berryman SH, Sick BT, Wang Q, Swan PJ, Weber-Main AM. Use of automated reminder letters to improve diabetes management in primary care: Outcomes of a quality improvement initiative. Quality in Primary Care. 2013;21(6):359-368.
  • Weber-Main AM, Finstad DA, Center BA, Bland CJ. An adaptive approach to facilitating research productivity in a primary care clinical department. Academic Medicine. 2013;8(7):929-938.
  • Huskins WC, Silet K, Weber-Main AM, Begg MD, Fowler V, Hamilton J, Fleming M. Identifying and aligning expectations in a mentoring relationship. Journal of Clinical and Translational Science. 2011;4(6):439-447.
  • Duran-Nelson A, Baum K, Weber-Main AM, Menk J. Efficacy of peer-assisted learning across residencies for procedural training I n dermatology. Journal of Graduate Medical Education. 2011;3(3):391-394.
  • Robinson BE, Munns RA, Weber-Main AM, Lowe MA, Raymond NC. Case study illustrating application of the Sexual Health Model in the long-term treatment of hypoactive sexual desire disorder and female orgasmic disorder. Archives of Sexual Behavior. 2011;40:469-478.
  • Weber-Main AM. Interactions with authors of center and program proposals: A risky business [invited article for Between Author and Editor section]. Science Editor. 2010;33(5):165-166.
  • Weber-Main AM. Conquering the mega grant: An approach to editing proposals for centers or programs [invited article for Between Author and Editor section]. Science Editor. 2010;33(4):135-137.
  • Song J, Ratner ER, Wall MM, Bartels DM, Ulvestad N, Petroskas D, West M, Weber-Main AM, Grengs L, Gelberg L. Effect of an end-of-life planning intervention on the completion of advance directives in homeless persons: A randomized trial. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2010;153:76-84. 
  • Bland CJ, Taylor AL, Shollen SL, Weber-Main AM, Mulcahy PA. Faculty Success Through Mentoring: A Guide for Mentors, Mentees, and Leaders. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield/American Council on Education; 2009.