Professor of Health Professions Education
MGH Institute of Health Professions, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Janice Palaganas is a Simulationist, Behavioral Scientist, Humanitarian, Patient Safety Advocate, Academician, and Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Palaganas earned both her Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and her doctoral research degree from Loma Linda University, California. She is a Professor of Interprofessional Studies at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Institute of Health Professions and faculty for Harvard Medical School, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine and the Center for Medical Simulation (CMS). Dr. Palaganas has developed a passion in teamwork from her background as an emergency nurse, trauma nurse practitioner, director of emergency and critical care services, and faculty for schools of medicine, nursing, allied health, management, and emergency medicine. She has led a number of prominent instructor courses, educating educators in simulation and IPE globally and has developed many online environments including CMS’s interprofessional virtual campus as the principal investigator of a board grant awarded by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation.