Rina Lara

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Staff Assistant, Simulated Participant Program
Interprofessional Education and Practice
Rina began working as a staff assistant for the interprofessional education and practice simulated participant program in 2019. She loves to assist students in their experiential education. Her skills include experience as a medical interpreter. Her interested include history and always seeking...

Vivian Glassman, MBA

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Director of Accounting and Reporting
Finance and Administration
Vivian Glassman joined the IHP in January 2022. Prior to this, she worked at Olin College of Engineering in the Financial Affairs area for 15 years, with her last role being Accounting Manager.

Laura Solarz

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Development Operations Manager
Laura Solarz joined the IHP in 2022 as Development Operations Manager. Prior to joining the IHP, she worked at Newton-Wellesley Hospital as the Sr. Gift Processor. She is an experienced gift professor, having previously worked at Catholic Charities of Boston and Partners in Health.

Sally Wu

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Video Content Developer
Information Technology
One of Sally's main priorities at the IHP is working within the Instructional Technology team to develop academic video course content. Before joining IHP, Sally was an independent documentary film producer/editor. Her works were broadcasted on PBS and HBO. She also worked with physicians in Dana...

Emily "M" Meyer, MS, BCBA

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Accessibility and Wellness Coordinator
Office of Student Affairs and Services
(pronouns: they/them/she/her) M, pronounced like the letter, joined the Office of Student Affairs and Services in January of 2022 and functions as the Accessibility and Wellness Coordinator. They work to collaborate with and support students to ensure equitable access to resources and encourage...

Elena Deocampo

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Program Coordinator
Physical Therapy
Elena joined the IHP in October 2021. Prior to joining the Institute she was the Lead Clinical Support Coordinator for Massachusetts General Hospital's Inpatient Physical Therapy Department for 19 years.

Abigail E. Haenssler, PhD, CCC-SLP

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Dr. Haenssler joined the Speech and Feeding Disorders Lab at the MGH Institute of Health Professions after completing her PhD at East Carolina University in 2021. Her previous research focused on using MRI to study anatomical variations in individuals with cleft palate and speech and surgical...

Rebecca Marks, PhD

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Research: BEAM Lab
Rebecca Marks, PhD, is a postdoctoral researcher in the Brain, Education, and Mind (BEAM) Lab, directed by Dr. Joanna Christodoulou, as well as in the Gabrieli Lab at MIT. Rebecca’s research uses behavioral and neuroimaging (fMRI and fNIRS) methods to examine how children’s spoken language skills...

Tabitha H. Kao, MS, CCC-SLP

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Doctoral Student Research Fellow
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Research: Speech and Feeding Disorders Lab
Tabitha Kao is a speech-language pathologist currently working as a PhD Research Fellow in the Speech and Feeding Disorders Lab (SFDL), under the direction of Drs. Bridget Perry and Jordan Green​​​. Her research in the SFDL is part of her studies as a student in the PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences...

Rebecca White

Program Manager
Occupational Therapy
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Rebecca White is the Program Manager for the Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy and Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology programs in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. She joined the Institute in 2021.