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Vanessa Madden, BSc Hons

Vanessa Madden, BSc Hons

Director of Portfolio Development; Palliative and Advanced Illness Research (PAIR) Center

Vanessa is responsible for the strategic development of faculty research portfolios and grant proposals within the PAIR Center, as well as standing up newly funded projects and external research partnerships. Vanessa joined PAIR in 2013, where she is a PAIR Center Steering Committee member and former Assistant Director for Project Management. She is a graduate of Penn’s LeadingSuccess® program and is experienced in the management of multi-site clinical trials, large retrospective datasets, and qualitative studies. Vanessa has undertaken health services research since 2001, with a particular focus on pediatric palliative care during her seven years at the University of Florida’s Institute for Child Health Policy where she co-edited the book, “Pediatric Palliative Care: Global Perspectives.” Vanessa originates from Australia, where she worked for a state public health service and then for five years at the Department of General Practice at the University of Melbourne.