Professor of Nursing & Term Chair of Palliative Care
Associate Director, NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics

Salimah H. Meghani has a long-standing commitment to advancing the field of palliative care through scholarship and service. During 2005-2007, she served on the Pennsylvania Depart

“My program of research combines an investigation of palliative care and social determinants of health– two layers of vulnerability embedded in the context of the complex healthcare system. I am committed to helping students and fellows develop skills and the scholarly tools to broach this important area of research.”


  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing , 2005
  • MBE, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, 2005
  • MSN, University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing , 2001
  • BSN, The Aga Khan University, School of Nursing , 1997