Anderson, JoDee M. MD, Med

Associate Professor
 Medical Director: Doernbecher Children's Hospital Neonatal Care Center
 Director: Doernbecher Pediatric Simulation Education
 Medical Director: S.T.A.B.L.E. Simulation 
Chair: Education Committee, Society for Simulation in Healthcare
 Assistant Editor, American Academy of Pediatrics, Neo Reviews, Consultant SimHealth Group

Dr. JoDee Anderson is an Associate Professor and the Director of Simulation Education for the Department of Pediatrics at Oregon Health & Science University.  She was first introduced to simulation-based training during her pediatric residency at Stanford University in 1998.  She continued at Stanford for her neonatology fellowship, where she focused on the development of simulation-based curricula in neonatal resuscitation, pediatric advanced life support, ECMO crisis management, and crisis resource management behaviors.  She completed a masters degree in education through University of Cincinnati as she worked to validate expert modeling as a strategy to improve skill acquisition in simulation. She serves as Chair of the Education Committee for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare; she was a member of the Board of Directors for the Oregon Simulation Alliance; and she was an investigator in the EXPRESS trial.  Dr. Anderson is a practicing Neonatologist, the Medical Director of the NICU at OHSU, and she has a focus on neonatal resuscitation and stabilization. Using interprofessional simulation-based training she has developed and validated protocols for stabilizing premature infants, which have resulted in a reduction in preterm mortality and morbidity.  She has more than 16 years of experience in simulation and she has developed interprofessional simulation curricula to improve the performance of teams in high-risk environments.  In 2011, she was appointed as the Medical Director for The S.T.A.B.L.E Simulation Program, an internationally renowned resuscitation-training program in neonatal care.  She was also instrumental in the development of the Simulation Instructor DVD for The AAP Neonatal Resuscitation Program. Together with colleagues she developed and validated the Behavioral Assessment Tool (BAT) for simulation, a widely used and accepted instrument in simulation education and research.  As a native Oregonian she enjoys all the outdoors have to offer; she spends her free time with her family skiing, camping, biking, and traveling.



  • Anderson JM, Sharek P, Halamek LP. Comparing the utility of a standard pediatric code cart with a pediatric code cart based on the Broselow tape.  Pediatr Emerg Care. 2004 Nov; 20(11).
  • Yaeger KA, Halamek LP, Coyle M, Murphy A, Anderson JM, Boyle K, Braccia K, McAuley J, Sandre GD, Smith B.  High-fidelity simulation-based training in neonatal nursing.  Adv Neonatal Care. 2004 Dec; 4(6):326-31.
  • Philip AGS, Anderson JM.  Educational Perspectives:  Not Just For the Academic.  NeoReviews, Apr 2005; 6: e169-171.
  • Anderson JM.  Educational Perspectives:  Introduction to Simulation-based Training.  NeoReviews, Sep 2005; 6 e411.
  • Anderson JM, Yaeger K, Halamek LP, Murphy A.  Evaluation of behavior in the delivery room: Validation of a scoring tool.  Simulation in healthcare: journal of the Sociatey for Simulation in Healthcare.  12/2005; 1(2) 138.
  • Anderson JM, Murphy AA, Boyle KB, Yaeger KA, LeFlore JL, HalamekLP. Simulating extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) emergencies to improve human performance, Part I: Methodolgic and technologic innovations. Journal of Simulation in Healthcare.  Vol 1, no 4, Winter 2006.
  • Anderson JM, Murphy AA, Boyle KB, Yaeger KA, Halamek LP. Simulating extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) emergencies to improve human performance, Part II: Assessment of technical and behavioral skills.  Journal of Simulation in Healthcare.  Vol 1, no 4, Winter 2006.
  • Anderson, JM.  Educational Perspectives:  Experiential learning: From theory to practice.  NeoReviews, Jun 2006; 7: e 287-291.
  • Barber C, Karimi P, Anderson JM.  Educational Perspectives:  Changes in the Neonatal Resuscitation Program.  NeoReviews, Sep 2006; 7: e449 - e453.
  • LeFlore JL, Anderson M, Michael JL, Engle WD, Anderson JM. Comparison of Self-Directed Learning versus Instructor-Modeled Learning during a Simulated Clinical Experience.  Journal of Simulation in Healthcare.  Vol 2. No 3. Fall 2007.  
  • Anderson JM, Aylor M, Leonard DT. Instructional design dogma: Creating planned learning experiences in simulation.  J Crit Care. 2008 Dec;23(4):595-602. 
  • Leonard DT, Anderson JM.  Expert Modeling in Neonatal Resuscitation Training.  NeoReviews, Sept 2009;
  • Cheng A, Hunt E A., Donoghue A, Nelson K, LeFlore JL, Anderson JM, Eppich W, Simon R, Rudolph J, Nadkarni V.  2010. E.X.P.R.E.S.S. – EXamining Pediatric Resuscitation Education using Simulation and Scripting: The Birth of an International Pediatric Simulation Research Collaborative – From Concept to Reality. Simul Healthc. 2011 Feb;6(1):34-41.
  • Anderson JM, Warren JB.  Using simulation to enhance the acquisition and retention of clinical skills in neonatology.  Semin Perinatol. 2011 Apr;35(2):59-67.
  • Donoghue A, Ventre K, Boulet J, Brett-Fleegler M, Nishisaki A, Overly F, Cheng A; EXPRESS Pediatric Simulation Research Investigators.  Design, implementation, and psychometric analysis of a scoring instrument for simulated pediatric resuscitation: a report from the EXPRESS pediatric investigators.  Simul Healthc. 2011 Apr;6(2):71-7.
  • Cheng A, Nadkarni V, Hunt EA, Qayumi K; EXPRESS Investigators.  A multifunctional online research portal for facilitation of simulation-based research: a report from the EXPRESS pediatric simulation research collaborative.  Simul Healthc. 2011 Aug;6(4):239-43.
  • Anderson JM, Meckler G, Matar M, McIntosh M.  Simulation-based medical education: Applications, future directions, and challenges for pediatric emergency medicine.  www.ebmedicine.net.  2012 Oct: 1-20.
  • Cheng A, Hunt EA, Donoghue A, Nelson-McMillan K, Nishisaki A, Leflore J, Eppich W, Moyer M, Brett-Fleegler M, Kleinman M, Anderson J, Adler M, Braga M, Kost S, Stryjewski G, Min S, Podraza J, Lopreiato J, Hamilton MF, Stone K, Reid J, Hopkins J, Manos J, Duff J, Richard M, Nadkarni VM; EXPRESS Investigators.  Examining pediatric resuscitation education using simulation and scripted debriefing: a multicenter randomized trial.  JAMA Pediatr. 2013 Jun;167(6):528-36. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.1389.    
  • Anderson M, LeFlore J, Anderson JM.  Evaluating Videotaped Role-Modeling to Teach Crisis Resource Management Principles.  Clinical Simulation in Nursing.  Vol 9; Issue 9.  e343-e354, Sep 2013.
  • Kurosawa H, Ikeyama T, Achuff P, Perkel M, Watson C, Monachino A, Remy D, Deutsch E, Buchanan N, Anderson J, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM, Nishisaki A.  A Randomized, Controlled Trial of In Situ Pediatric Advanced Life Support Recertification ("Pediatric Advanced Life Support Reconstructed") Compared With Standard Pediatric Advanced Life Support Recertification for ICU Frontline Providers.  Crit Care Med. 2013 Nov 13.


  • Grant funding: Source: American Academy of Pediatrics Neonatal Resuscitation Program Instructor DVD in Simulation-based Education Principle Investigators: JoDee M Anderson, MD, MEd; Dana Braner, MD Amount/Period: $180,000 Effort/Period: Co-PI/Jan 2008-Jan 2011
  • Feb 2007 OHSU Rose (Recognizing Outstanding Service Excellence
  • May 2007 Joseph Bilderback Award for excellence in clinical care and teaching
  • Jan 2008 Top Physicians in Portland, Portland Monthly Magazine
  • Jan 2009 Top Physicians in Portland, Portland Monthly Magazine
  • Jan 2010 Top Physicians in Portland, Portland Monthly Magazine
  • Jan 2011 Top Physicians in Portland, Portland Monthly Magazine
  • Sep 2011 Top Physicians in America, US News and World Report
  • Jan 2012 Top Physicians in Portland, Portland Monthly Magazine
  • May 2012 Professional Staff Chair's Award for outstanding contributions to the missions of education and research in the clinical setting, OHSU, Portland, OR
  • Jan 2013 Top Physicians in Portland, Portland Monthly Magazine
  • Dec 2013 Top Physicians in America, US News and World Report
  • Jan 2014 Top Physicians in Portland, Portland Monthly Magazine