Director, Research in Health Professions Education and Practice, Indiana University School ofMedicine
Health Services Researcher, Indiana University Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research
Co-Director, Advanced Scholars Program for Internists in research and Education (ASPIRE), IU School of Medicine
Ann Cottingham is the Director of Research in Health Professions Education and Practice with the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine where she co-directs the ASPIRE (Advanced Scholars Program for Internists in Research and Education) program. Ann is a health services researcher with a focus on spiritual, religious and psychological dimensions of illness and care, the role of community organizations in enhancing health, and health care team communication. She is currently leading a study to enhance understanding of the role of faith and faith leaders in patient coping and healthcare decision making. Ann also co-directs a study examining the impact of chaplain support for clinic staff on staff well-being and work engagement and a second study exploring the impact of a chaplaincy home care intervention on the spiritual well-being of patients with ALS and their caregivers. Ann helped lead the development of the Indiana University School of Medicine competency curriculum 2002-2011 and with funding from two NIH grants created, implemented and assessed multiple educational interventions to enhance provider teaching and modeling of the IUSM competencies.
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