Rebecca Santos Inzana, MS, CCC-SLP
Rebecca Inzana has been a Speech-Language Pathologist on the Adult Inpatient Team at Massachusetts General Hospital (Mass General Hospital) since 2004 and has been recognized as an Advanced Clinician through the MGH Clinical Recognition Program.
Her primary clinical interests are diagnostics and management of the acute neuroscience and complex medical patient population. In addition to working with her MGH patients and their families, she enjoys mentoring junior colleagues and supervising graduate students. Rebecca created and now directs an innovative graduate student experience in Medical Speech Pathology at Mass General Hospital. She is the recipient of Partners Healthcare's Partners in Excellence Award at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2012 for Quality Treatment and Service, and in 2014 and 2017 for Leadership and Innovation.
Rebecca joined the MGH Institute faculty in a joint appointment with Mass General in 2013, to cultivate the Medical Speech Pathology Concentration in CSD. She now coordinates the concentration, teaches Foundations of Medical SLP and Med SLP II: Clinical Decision Making in the Acute Care Setting. Additionally she is highly engaged in Interprofessional Education initiatives as a member of the IMPACT Faculty and a Clinical Faculty Coordinator for the Interprofessional Clinical Experience (IPCE) on the Interprofessional Dedicated Education Units at Mass General. 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 2017.
Erler, K.S., Sullivan, V., McKinnon, S., Inzana, R. (2019). Social Support as a Predictor of Community Participation After Stroke. Frontiers Neurology. 10:1013. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2019.01013
Knab, M., Inzana, R.S., Cahn, P. Reidy, P. (2017). Preparing Future Health Professionals for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice. Seminars in Speech & Language, 38:5.
Lof, G. & Inzana, R.S. (June, 2016). The MGH Institute of Health Professions’ Interprofessional Endeavors: Our Path and Some Lessons Learned. ASHA’s Access Academics and Research.
Nunez, L. & Inzana, R.S. (2016). Strategic Pathway and You: Focus on Objective 2: Interprofessional Practice and Education. ASHA Leader, 21, p 58-59.
Inzana, R.S. The Importance of Teamwork and Collaboration. Chapter in J. Ives-Erickson, M. Ditomassi and S. Sabia (Eds.), Fostering Clinical Success: Using Clinical Narratives for Interprofessional Team Partnership from Massachusetts General Hospital. Indianapolis, IN: Sigma Theta Tau International (2015).
AB, Liberal Arts: French Language and Literature, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY
MS, Speech-Language Pathology, Boston University, Boston, MA