• Dawn Taylor Peterson, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine, Department of Medical Education and in the School of Health Professions, Department of Health Services Administration. She is also the Director of Faculty Development & Training for the Office of Interprofessional Simulation. Peterson holds a PhD in Instructional Design, as well as an Educational Specialist degree and a Master of Arts in Education. She completed initial simulation training and the Advanced Comprehensive Instructor Course at the Center for Medical Simulation in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Peterson is also a TeamSTEPPSĀ® Master Trainer. Her primary interests are debriefing, interprofessional simulation, and faculty development for simulation.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 A Simulation Course Focusing on Forensic Evidence Collection Improves Pediatric Knowledge and Standardizes Curriculum for Child AbuseSouthern Medical Journal.  112:487-490. 2019
    2019 Effect of interprofessional (IP) faculty development on perceptions of IP collaboration and on IP behaviorsJournal of Interprofessional Care2019
    2018 Simulation Faculty Development: Continuing the DialogueSimulation in Healthcare.  13:371. 2018
    2018 Exploring Hidden Curricula in an Interprofessional Intensive Care Unit SimulationClinical Simulation in Nursing.  22:22-25. 2018
    2018 Learning About Poverty Through Simulation: A Pilot EvaluationJournal of education for social work.  54:517-531. 2018
    2018 Comparison of recidivism rates for a teenage trauma prevention program after the addition of high-fidelity patient simulationTraffic Injury Prevention.  19:225-229. 2018
    2017 Effectiveness of standardized patient simulations in teaching clinical communication skills to dental studentsJournal of Dental Education.  81:1179-1186. 2017
    2017 Workload of Team Leaders and Team Members during a Simulated Sepsis ScenarioPediatric Critical Care Medicine.  18:e423-e427. 2017
    2017 Causes for pauses during simulated pediatric cardiac arrestPediatric Critical Care Medicine.  18:e311-e317. 2017
    2017 Simulation Faculty Development: A Tiered ApproachSimulation in Healthcare.  12:254-259. 2017
    2015 Improving cardiopulmonary resuscitation with a CPR feedback device and refresher simulations (CPR cares study) a randomized clinical trialJAMA Pediatrics.  169:137-144. 2015
    2015 Perception of CPR quality: Influence of CPR feedback, Just-in-Time CPR training and provider roleResuscitation.  87:44-50. 2015
    2015 Simulation and Faculty DevelopmentSurgical Clinics of North America.  95:729-737. 2015
    2015 Utilizing High-Fidelity Simulation to Teach Pediatric Residents Clinical Nutrition: A Curricular Change Guided by a Needs AssessmentICAN: Infant, Child, and Adolescent Nutrition.  7:367-374. 2015
    2015 Variability in quality of chest compressions provided during simulated cardiac arrest across nine pediatric institutionsResuscitation.  97:13-19. 2015
    2014 Repeated versus varied case selection in pediatric resident simulation.Journal of graduate medical education.  6:275-279. 2014
    2014 A novel iterative-learner simulation model: fellows as teachers.Journal of graduate medical education.  6:127-132. 2014
    2014 Interprofessional simulation training improves knowledge and teamwork in nursing and medical students during internal medicine clerkshipJournal of Hospital Medicine.  9:189-192. 2014
    2014 Performance of anesthesia residents during a simulated prone ventricular fibrillation arrest in an anesthetized pediatric patientPediatric Anesthesia.  24:940-944. 2014
    2013 Ventilator caregiver education through the use of high-fidelity pediatric simulators: A pilot studyClinical Pediatrics.  52:1038-1043. 2013
    2013 High-Fidelity Simulation Enhances Learning During a Third Year Medical Student Pediatric ClerkshipMedical Science Educator.  23:313-320. 2013
    2013 Utilizing high-fidelity crucial conversation simulation in genetic counseling trainingAmerican Journal of Medical Genetics.  161:1273-1277. 2013


    Year Title Altmetric
    2016 Standardized Patients 2016
    2014 Institutional review board 2014
    2014 Research in healthcare simulation 2014

    Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of South Alabama 2009
  • Full Name

  • Dawn Taylor Peterson