Health Professions Education: Faculty

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Faculty and instructors in the Health Professions Education (HPEd) program are from both within the Institute and from our collaborating organizations.


Deborah Navedo, PhD, CPNP, CNE
Director of Health Professions Education, Associate Professor

Roger A. Edwards, ScD

Roger A. Edwards, ScD 
Associate Director of Health Professions Education, Associate Professor

Elizabeth G. Armstrong

Elizabeth G. Armstrong, PhD
Primary Institution: Clinical Professor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, and Director of the Harvard Macy Institute

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Peter Cahn, PhD
Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Director and Professor, Center for Interprofessional Studies and Innovation

Molly Cohen-Osher, MD, MMedEd

Molly Cohen-Osher, MD, MMedEd
Primary Institution: Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Sciences and Education & Department of Family Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

Lynn Foord

Lynn Foord, PhD, MEd, PT
Associate Professor, Center for Interprofessional Studies and Innovation

Annie Fox

Annie B. Fox-Galalis, PhD
Assistant Professor, Center for Interprofessional Studies and Innovation

Marg Hay

Marg Hay, PhD, BBSc (Hons), Grad. Dip Epi, GCHPE
Primary Institution: MONASH University, Victoria, Australia

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Alex Johnson, PhD, CCC-SLP, Fellow of ASHA
Professor, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Mary Knab

Mary Knab, PT, PhD, DPT
Director of IMPACT Practice, Associate Professor, the Center for Interprofessional Studies and Innovation

Alan Leichtner

Alan Leichtner, MD, MSHPEd
Primary Institution: Associate Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs of the Department of Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, and Director of the Boston Children’s Hospital Teaching Academy, Boston, MA

Janice Palangalas

Janice C. Palaganas, PhD, RN, NP, FSSH, ANEF, FAAN
Primary Institutions: Director of Educational Innovation and Development for the Center for Medical Simulation (CMS) in Boston, Massachusetts, Lecturer for Harvard Medical School, Department of Anesthesia and Critical Pain Management

Alexandra Paul Simon, PhD, RN
Professor Emerita, MGH Institute School of Nursing

Emil Petrusa

Emil R. Petrusa, PhD
Primary Institution: Associate Professor, Dean’s Office, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Subha Ramani

Subha Ramani, MBBS,MPH 
Primary Institutions: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Associate Physician in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Laura Rossi, RN, PhD

Laura P. Rossi, RN, PhD
Primary Institution: Patient Safety Specialist, Edward P. Lawrence Center for Quality and Safety, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Claudia Rosu

Claudia A. Rosu, MD, PhD
Primary Institution: Visiting Lecturer, University of Medicine and Pharmacy “GR. T. POPA”, Iasi, Romania

Robert Simon

Robert Simon, EdD, CPE
Primary Institution: Assistant Professor, Education Director of the Center for Medical Simulation


Anthony Sindelar, MEd,
Instructional Designer, Office of the Provost

Sandhya Venugopal

Sandhya Venugopal, MD, MS-HPEd
Primary Institution: Associate Dean of Continuing Medical Education, Director of the Heart Station/ECG lab, Associate Director of the Cardiology Fellowship Training Program, and Founder and Coordinator of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic, University of California, Davis.

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Health Professions Education Graduate Degrees and Certificates, Roger Edwards

What do you like best about teaching in the HPEd program at the IHP?    

"Teaching motivated individuals who love what they do is inspiring. When that motivation is present in both students and faculty colleagues it is especially enriching and that is the case with the HPEd program."

Roger A. Edwards, ScD, Associate Director of Health Professions Education,
Associate Professor in the Center for Interprofessional Studies and Innovation
Vice President, Health Services Consulting Corporation
Teaches HE-744 Research Methods in Education