Heather Hageman is the inaugural director of the Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education at Washington University Medical Campus. Her background is in strategic planning, program and outcomes assessment, accreditation, and project management. Hageman has more than 20 years’ experience in medical education, most recently as director for educational planning and program assessment in the Office of Education at Washington University’s School of Medicine. She was also the operations director of the Standardized Patient Center, a resource to health professions programs on the medical campus that provides simulated clinical experiences for learners using individuals trained to portray patient cases in a consistent manner.
Hageman is an accomplished presenter both nationally and internationally, board member of the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative, a reviewer for the Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice, and a member of several organizations including the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education and the AAMC Group on Educational Affairs. This national involvement is part of her commitment to sharing best practices across diverse institutions so that everyone can benefit and learn from shared opportunities. Hageman is a certified facilitrainer with NCCJ St. Louis, a 2010 alumna of the Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge, and the recipient of the AAMC’s Central Group on Educational Affairs Laureate Award in 2013.