Salimah Meghani, PhD, MBE, RN, FAAN

Professor, Biobehavioral and Health Sciences, School of Nursing
Term Chair, Palliative Care, School of Nursing

Dr. Meghani received a PhD in Nursing/Master in Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania and completed her post-doctoral training in health disparities at the Center for Health Disparities Research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. She is currently a Professor and Term Chair of Palliative Care at the University of Pennsylvania Nursing. Dr. Meghani's main research interest involves palliative care, specifically understanding and addressing sources of disparities in symptom management and outcomes among vulnerable populations. She has authored high impact work on symptom management disparities and outcomes in patients with advanced illness. Dr. Meghani is the past Chair of the American Pain Society's Pain Disparities Special Interest Group. She also serves on the editorial board of Pain Medicine, the official journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine. Dr. Meghani has served on several state and national committees to improve care of vulnerable patients. More recently she served as a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine planning committee, Pain and Symptom Management for People with Serious Illness in the Context of the Opioid Epidemic and the Institute of Medicine study committee that authored the report, Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life.