Amy Daniels

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Assistant Professor; Director, Debra l. Spunt Clinical Simulation Lab University of Maryland


Amy Daniels currently serves as the Director of the Debra L. Spunt Clinical Simulation Labs, SSIH Accredited for Teaching and Learning. As an assistant professor, she facilitates simulated educational experiences in all clinical programs. She has been teaching using simulation since 2010, having received formal training from Oregon Health Sciences University and Institute for Medical Simulation through the Center for Medical Simulation in Cambridge, MA at both the basic and graduate level. She is a Research Fellow of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Nursing (INACSL). In addition, she contributes to the blueprint writing for the healthcare simulation educator certification exam. She also chairs the education subcommittee for the Director Interest Group for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.

Dr. Daniels’ scholarly work focuses on the impact of psychological safety in simulation and debriefing on reflective thinking. She has presented nationally on the topics of simulation, debriefing, and psychological safety and published in peer-reviewed journals and monograph chapters. In addition, Dr. Daniels works collaboratively with other simulation faculty in facilitating inter-professional simulation and debriefing workshops both on campus and at regional clinical and academic settings.