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Meredith L. Baker-Rush, PhD, MS, CCC‑SLP/L, CHSE, FNAP

Interprofessional Simulation Specialist, DeWitt C. Baldwin Institute for Interprofessional Education, Assistant Professor and Clinical Education Specialist, Department of Healthcare Simulation

Dr. Meredith Baker-Rush is the Interprofessional Simulation Specialist and Assistant Professor at Rosalind Franklin University. She received her PhD in Psychology with a concentration in Health Psychology from Walden University and her Master of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders (a.k.a. Speech Language Pathology) from Rush University. Dr. Baker-Rush practiced medical speech pathology in acute care, acute rehab, outpatient, home health, and subacute settings with a specialty in geriatric medicine, critical care, cardiopulmonary disease, and neurology as well as provided hands on skills training across the country in complex medical patient populations, tracheostomy and mechanical ventilation, and team based care.

She is a Distinguished Fellow in the National Academy of Practice (NAP), co-chair of the IPP/IPE sub-committee in the Speech Language Pathology Academy of NAP, Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE), member of the Global Tracheostomy Collaborative, co-chair of the Illinois Speech Language Pathology Association (ISHA) Medical Practice Committee, member of the research committee of the Chicago Simulation Consortium, and is a peer reviewer for several healthcare journals. Her research interests include chronic and critical illness / complex medical patient populations, psychology of illness, interprofessional education, and simulation.