Dr. Ann Broderick
Dr. Ann Broderick is currently the Director of Hospice and Palliative Care at the VA Medical Center in Iowa City, Iowa. She is Clinical Professor Emeritus at the University of Iowa. She has worked in Palliative Care since the 1990’s, first as a medical director of Iowa City Hospice, then as the Director of Palliative Care, and Program Director for the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship at the University of Iowa. She joined the PalliumIndiaUSA Board in 2018, and became Chairperson in 2019 to further engage the global community in reducing serious health-related suffering in India and elsewhere.
She joined Dr. Jo Eland from the College of Nursing in 2014 to bring undergraduate health profession students to Pallium India for the innovative India Winterim course. She and her colleagues converted the course from a classroom course to one based on service learning, having students work as their highest priority on projects designated by Pallium India/Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Sciences (TIPS) staff. Each year, following the end of the course, she has remained on site to act as consultant, focusing on creating a culture of quality improvement in the fields of pharmacotherapy and mechanics of palliative care delivery.
She developed a structure for international visitors, so that their visits were fruitful for both the visitors and TIPS. She has coordinated the visits of numerous learners and peers from the US, New Zealand, Australia, and the UK at TIPS, with an emphasis on building capacity for palliative care in India.