The Research within CELS if focused on using simulation to optimize the delivery of healthcare. Our work involves collaboration with healthcare educators, systems and industrial engineers, organizations psychologists, communication scientists, patient safety experts, and frontline clinicians. We welcome collaboration with junior and senior faculty interested in using simulation to extend their work and build important areas of research and scholarship.


CELS research has been funded by grants from the Department of Defense, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the University of Florida Clinical Translational Science Institute.

Research Faculty and Staff

Rosemarie Fernandez

Rosemarie Fernandez M.D.

Clinical Associate Professor
Phone: (352) 294-8170
Joseph C Shuluk

Joseph C Shuluk

Research Coordinator III
Phone: (917) 318-0921

Active Research Projects

  • STAT-Team: Leadership and Team Adaptation in Swift-starting Teams
  • Translating Military Simulation-based Trauma Team Research into Outcomes: LEADing Effective Resuscitations (LEADER)
    Smith Grant
  • Development and Validity Evidence Supporting the OsCAR (Open Cardiac ARrest) Simulator and Performance Checklist
  • Critical Care LEAPP (Leadership Effectiveness for Advanced Practice Providers) Curriculum

Example Simulation Publications


Category: CELS

Anaclerio Learning & Assessment Center



Category: CELS

Center for Safety, Simulation, & Advanced Learning Technologies

STAN the SimMan in the Experiential Theatre

CELS – Who are we?

Category: CELS

Center for Experiential Learning