Rebecca Santos Inzana is a Speech-Language Pathologist at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) where she has been a member of the Adult Inpatient Team since 2004, recognized as an Advanced Clinician through the MGH Clinical Recognition Program. Rebecca joined the MGH Institute faculty in a joint appointment with Mass General in 2013 to develop the Medical Speech Pathology Concentration in CSD. She has become a leader in Interprofessional Practice and Education, serving as Interim Co-Chair and Clinical Faculty Coordinator for the Interprofessional Dedicated Education Units program at Mass General Hospital, and as a lead faculty member of the IMPACT Practice Curriculum. Rebecca received the IHP’s CSD’s Faculty Award for Excellence in 2016 and 2019, and, along with her colleagues on the IPDEU steering committee, the Excellence in Advancing Interprofessional Education and Practice Award in 2017and in 2018 Honorable Mention for the George A. Thibault Nexus Award from the National Center for Interprofessional Education and Practice.

Her clinical interests include diagnostics of acute cognitive-linguistic, motor speech, and swallowing disorders in neurogenic and geriatric patient populations. Her scholarly interests include cultivation of critical thinking in clinical education, program development, simulation-based education, and the sociological complexities of interprofessional collaborative practice in healthcare.

Rebecca is an inaugural invited member of Mass General’s Slavin Academy for Applied Learning, is an active member of Harvard Medical School's IPE Societal Theme committee, and sits on the IHP's Simulation Task Force. She served a 2-year term as an elected member of MGH’s Executive Committee on Teaching and Education from 2019-2021. Rebecca is a fourth-year PhD student of Interdisciplinary Educational Studies at Lesley University in Cambridge, studying Interprofessional Learning and Practice in Health Professions Education.

Rebecca’s work has been published and presented at national and international conferences on topics related to both academic and clinical education of future medical speech-language pathologists, simulation-based education, and interprofessional collaborative practice and education in healthcare.

  • AB, Liberal Arts: French Language and Literature, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY
  • MS, Speech-Language Pathology, Boston University, Boston, MA
  • Interprofessional Practice & Education (IPE)
  • Simulation-based education
  • Andragogy
  • Critical thinking development
  • Interprofessional Identity Formation
  • Sociological complexities of interprofessional collaborative practice in healthcare

Rebecca has published numerous papers - some titles are highlighted below. You can view a complete listing of Rebecca's publications on Google Scholar or in her CV. 

The interprofessional dedicated education unit: Design, implementation and evaluation of an innovative model for fostering interprofessional collaborative practice.

Social Support as a Predictor of Community Participation After Stroke.

Preparing Future Health Professionals for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice.

The Importance of Teamwork and Collaboration: “Not So Fast...”


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In addition, Rebecca regularly presents at conferences and industry events. Please see her CV for a complete list of presentations.

Health professions faculty perceptions of employing virtual reality technology to create interprofessional simulation-based educational activities guided by principles of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion: A pilot study at the 2022 ASAHP Conference.

Capturing Nuance: Using Simulation to Foster Clinical Decision Making in Dysphagia at ASHA Convention 2019.

Neuro Interprofessional Education: Linking Pedagogy & Practice at ASHA 2018.

Overseeing, Implementing, and Evaluating an Integrated Interprofessional Curriculum for Entry Level Graduate Professional Students at the Nexus Summit 2018 Workshop. 

Preparing Clinicians to be Effective Interprofessional Practice Instructors: A Faculty Development Workshop at the 2016 All Together Better Health Conference-VIII.

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Awards and Honors

MGB's Partners in Excellence Award, 2012, 2014, 2017

2012 for Quality Treatment and Service
2014 and 2017 for Leadership and Innovation

Faculty Award for Excellence, 2016, 2019

Awarded by the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, MGH Institute of Health Professions

Excellence in Advancing Interprofessional Education and Practice Award, 2017

This award honors an individual or team that has distinguished itself in advancing interprofessional education or practice (IPE/P) within, or in collaboration with, MGH Institute of Health Professions. (IPDEU Team Award)

Honorable Mention for the George A. Thibault Nexus Award, 2018

From the National Center for Interprofessional Education and Practice (IPDEU Team award)