Jill is an award winning innovator with a breadth of varied experience within the clinical research, simulation / education research, and educational settings. This varied experience yields a unique perspective which she brings to her work. 

Prior to becoming involved in simulation-based education she worked as a research nurse associate at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) conducting and running clinical research. While at the NIH she was given the opportunity to be one of the early adopters of simulation-based education (SBE) and has been involved in teaching and researching the impacts of SBE on teamwork, patient safety, and communication for almost 2 decades and has published over 50 scholarly articles, book chapters, op eds, and podcasts focused on these areas. She is an Advanced Certified Simulation Educator (CHSE-A), a Fellow of the Academy of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (FSSH) and a Certified program leader for Friday Night at the ER team learning simulation. 

She began her simulation and patient safety career at the NIH as the Associate Director of their Clinical Center Simulation and Patient Safety Program. Upon returning to Miami in 2008 she joined the team at the University of Miami – Jackson Memorial Center for Patient Safety as a Simulation Education and Research Specialist. Currently she is working in academia as an Asst. Professor focusing her scholarship on utilization of simulation to change systems thinking and teamwork in inter-professional domains to improve the overall quality and safety of healthcare. She has taught numerous undergraduate nursing and public health courses as well as graduate level health professions students.

Jill has served on the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) in numerous roles. Currently she is a member of the Research committee, Chair of the Meetings Oversight Commission, and Co-director of the Virtual Simulation Scholars Program. She also serves of the editorial board for the Journal Simulation in Healthcare. In 2018 she served as co-chair of the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare. 

She has also served as an abstract and grants submission reviewer for both SSH and INACSL and reviews for several nursing and simulation journals. 

  • PhD, Simulation Education, University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies, Coral Gables, FL
  • MS, NP Trauma Critical Care, University of Maryland Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
  • BS, Nursing, Rush University, Chicago, IL
  • BA, Anthropology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Contact Information