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

Associate Professor; College of Health Professions, Clinical Education Specialist, DeWitt C. Baldwin Institute for Interprofessional Education, Interprofessional Simulation Specialist, Center for Advanced Simulation in Healthcare

Dr. Meredith Baker-Rush is an Associate Professor within the College of Health Professions and the he Interprofessional Simulation Specialist 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.  She has developed and provided hands-on skills training across the country on complex medical patient populations, tracheostomy and mechanical ventilation, and team-based care.

She is a Distinguished Fellow in the National Academy of Practice (NAP), 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, member of the research committee of the Chicago Simulation Consortium, serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice, and is a peer reviewer for several healthcare journals.

Dr. Baker-Rush serves as faculty within the Interprofessional Healthcare Students (IPHS) Doctoral program.  Her roles include doctoral chair, committee member for student led research, professor and instructor for research-based courses. She mentor’s student led research at the ICC, and aids in the support for quality assurance for simulation-based learning opportunities. Her research interests include chronic and critical illness / complex medical patient populations, psychology of illness, psychology of healthcare, interprofessional education and practice, knowledge and skills, team-science, and simulation.