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 Aaron Calhoun, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatric Critical Care, University of Louisville, USA

Vice Chair

Sharon Muret-Wagstaff PhD, MPA

Associate Professor of Surgery, Emory School of Medicine, USA

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Research Committee

Welcome to the research home page of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH). This area is maintained by the SSH Research Committee – from SSH members for SSH members. Our goal is to provide useful information and resources to assist you in your research and scholarly activities. Below you will find free materials that describe the craft of research as well as links to funding opportunities, courses and much more.

We recognize that the lists provided below are not exhaustive, and welcome contributions.  Should you find a web link, written information, or other research-related resource that you believe would benefit the membership of the society, please send it to the Chair of the Research Committee along with a brief description of its potential value.  We have striven to respect copyright and intellectual property considerations during our data gathering process.  If you become aware of a violation, please notify us and we will correct it immediately.  It is our hope that these materials will be of benefit to the Society and the field.  Best wishes,

The SSH Research Committee

Mission and Visions

The Committee Bylaws



1.Develop and promote recommendations for research on simulation-based practice, education in the facilitation of patient safety, especially with regard to describing, verifying, and publishing simulation-based research.

2.Advocate for improvement and availability of simulation-based research settings for research on and with simulation.

Current Core Committee Membership:           

Mark Adler MD – Conference Task Force Co-Chair

Associate Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Northwestern University, USA

Karen Mangold MD, MEd – Conference Task Force Co-Chair

Assistant Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Northwestern University, USA

Gabriel Reedy PhD, Med – Scholar Advisory Task Force Chair

Senior Lecturer in Higher Education, Kings College, UK

Dimitrios Stefanidis MD, PhD – Novice Grants Chair

Associate Professor of Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, USA

Yue Dong MD  - Research Resource Task Force Chair

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, USA

Ian Curran BSc, AKC, MBBS – Strategic Planning Task Force Chair

Professor of Innovation and Excellence in Healthcare Education, Queen Mary University of London, UK

Kevin Kunkler, MD

Associate Professor, Texas Christian University, USA

Jill Sanko PhD, ARNP, CHSE-A

Assistant Professor of Nursing, University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies, USA

Michelle Kelly PhD, MN, BSc, RN

Associate Professor of Nursing, Curtin University, Australia

Committee Staff Liaison:

Kathy Adams – Director of Continuing Education, Society for Simulation in Healthcare

Board Liaison:

Bill Lewandowski, BA, MS

Vice President of Surgical Products Business Development, 3D Systems Corporation, USA

Former Officers

Debra Nestel BA, PhD, FacadMEd, CHSE-A

Professor, Nursing and Health SciencesMonash University, Australia

Mark Scerbo PhD

Professor, Old Dominion University, USA

Kevin Kunkler MD

Associate Professor, Texas Christian University, USA

Josh Hui MD, MSCR

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCLA-Olive View, USA

Pamela R. Jeffries PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF

Professor of Nursing, George Washington University, USA

Suzie Kardong-Edgren PhD, RN, ANEF
Professor of Nursing, Robert Morris University, USA

James Phero MD, DDS

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, USA

Peter Dieckmann PhD
Senior Researcher, Copenhagen Academy for Medical Education, Denmark

Kay Thiemann, BS, MBA

Mayo Clinic, USA

Barry Issenberg, MD

Professor of Medicine,  University of Miami, USA 

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