Associate Professor of Psychology
Harvard Medical School
Elaine C. Meyer, Ph.D., R.N. is a nurse and clinical psychologist with over twenty-five years of experience in neonatal and pediatric intensive care settings, and with children diagnosed on the autism spectrum. She is Senior Attending Psychologist at Boston Children’s Hospital, Affiliated Faculty at the Center for Bioethics, and Associate Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Meyer’s teaching and academic scholarship has focused on patient and family perspectives, end-of-life care, simulation education, ethics of everyday clinical encounters, and humanism across the spectrum of healthcare. She has designed innovative psychological services for children and their families, including retreats, emphasizing the priorities that families themselves have identified. As Founding Director of the Institute for Professionalism and Ethical Practice at Boston Children’s Hospital, she oversaw the training of over 6,000 interprofessional learners in difficult healthcare conversations across the Harvard teaching hospital network. She delivered a successful TED Talk entitled, On Being Present, Not Perfect that has been widely viewed. Dr. Meyer has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and chapters, and presents widely at national and international conferences. She is a Fellow in the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, board member at Hope Hospice and Palliative Care, reviews books for the Journal of the American Medical Association, and serves as an Associate Editor for Simulation in Healthcare.
Tuesday, May 21
8:15 AM – 9:15 AM