Elaine C. MeyerPhD, RN
As Director of the Institute for Professionalism and Ethical Practice (IPEP), Elaine manages the day-to-day operations of the Institute, working closely with the leadership team and faculty. She is also an associate professor of psychology in the Department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She brings her dual background as a psychiatric nurse and clinical psychologist to her leadership and teaching roles within the Institute. She teaches and supervises in the Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Hospital Boston where she previously served families as a clinical psychologist. Elaine’s academic work has focused on patient and family perspectives as they relate to critical care illness, pediatric end-of-life care situations, and providing innovative psychosocial services within healthcare organizations. She has championed creative and comprehensive psychological services for children and their families, emphasizing the priorities that families themselves have identified. She has published widely in the field and presents often at national and international conferences.