Meghan Lane-Fall

  • Vice Chair of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity, Anesthesiology and Critical Care
  • David E. Longnecker Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
  • Dr. Lane-Fall is a Penn Medicine physician

I am a physician-scientist with board certification in anesthesiology and critical care medicine. My research agenda is centered on the rigorous study of strategies to support the safe and high-quality care of hospitalized patients. I employ principles from implementation science and human factors engineering, including qualitative and mixed methods, to promote the uptake and effective use of evidence-based practice in acute care. As a vice chair in anesthesiology, I foster inclusion, diversity, and equity in my department and in academic medicine more broadly through recruitment, retention, education, and professional development efforts, and by working with institutional partners to affect structural changes to ensure equity in the workplace and in clinical care. As a clinical administrator, I facilitate multidisciplinary collaboration to ensure patient-centered, evidence-based, continually improving care. As a research mentor, I work with undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students, fellows, and junior faculty to build their capacity to conduct impactful, paradigm-shifting health services research.

Selected Publications

Mergler B, Goldshore M, Lane-Fall M, Hadler R: Validation of the Patient Dignity Inventory to assess dignity-related distress in the critically ill Society of Critical Care Medicine 50th Annual Congress : 2021.

Klaiman T, Silvestri JA, Srinivasan T, Szymanski S, Tran T, Oredeko F, Sjoding MW, Fuchs BD, Maillie S, Jablonski J, Lane-Fall MB, Kerlin MP: Improving prone positioning for severe ARDS during the COVID-19 pandemic: An implementation mapping approach Annals of the American Thoracic Society 18 (2): 300-307,2021.

Anesi GL, Jablonski J, Harhay MO, Atkins JH, Bajaj J, Baston C, Brennan PJ, Candeloro CL, Catalano LM, Cereda MF, Chandler JM, Christie JD, Collins T, Courtright KR, Fuchs BD, Gordon E, Greenwood JC, Gudowski S, Hanish A, Hanson Iii CW, Heuer M, Kinniry P, Kornfield ZN, Kruse GB, Lane-Fall M, Martin ND, Mikkelsen ME, Negoianu D, Pascual JL, Patel MB, Pugliese SC, Qasim ZA, Reilly JP, Salmon J, Schweickert WD, Scott MJ, Shashaty MGS, Sicoutris CP, Wang JK, Wang W, Wani AA, Anderson BJ, Gutsche JT: Characteristics, Outcomes, and Trends of Patients With COVID-19-Related Critical Illness at a Learning Health System in the United States Annals of Internal Medicine : 2021.

Beattie WS, Lalu M, Bocock M, Feng S, Wijeysundera DN, Nagele P, Fleisher LA, Kurz A, Biccard B, Leslie K, Howell S, Landoni G, Grocott H, Lamy A, Richards T, Myles P; StEP COMPAC Group (including Lane-Fall M): Systematic review and consensus definitions for the Standardized Endpoints in Perioperative Medicine (StEP) initiative: cardiovascular outcomes British Journal of Anaesthesia 126 (1): 56-66,2021.

Dunn Lopez K, O’Rourke J, Lane-Fall M, Abraham J: Improving handoff systems with simulation Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation Series: Improving Healthcare Systems : 2021.

Hamm RF, Beidas RS, Lane-Fall MB, Levine LD: Daily weekday audit and feedback to providers for an inpatient intervention in obstetrics: Is there sustained impact over the weekend? 13th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation : 2020.

Massa S, Wu J, Wang C, Peifer H, Lane-Fall MB: Interprofessional Training and Communication Practices Among Clinicians in the Postoperative ICU Handoff Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety S1553-7250 (20): 30337-8,2020.

Taichman R, Bass G, Levy E, Westover J, Ndebele-Ngwenya P, Costa D, Weiss C, Prasad Kerlin M, Lane-Fall M: A “sixth domain” in the consolidated framework for implementation research (CFIR): A systematic review of evidence-based therapies in ARDS informs a patient factors domain 13th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation : 2020.

Hamm RF, Beidas RS, Lane-Fall MB, Levine LD: Acceptability and feasibility of implementing a calculator to predict cesarean risk in obstetrics: A qualitative evaluation of the clinician perspective 13th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation : 2020.

Hamm RF, Beidas RS, Lane-Fall MB, Levine LD: Clinician training level and intervention penetration in team-based care: Secondary analysis of a hybrid effectiveness-implementation trial in obstetrics 13th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation : 2020.

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