National Academies of Practice Inducts Dr. Barbara Brandt as Honorary Member in Physical Therapy Academy

NAP Honorary Member

Left-Right: NAP Physical Therapy Chair Barbara Maxwell, Dr. Barbara Brandt, NAP President Michelle Troseth, and NAP Physical Therapy Vice Chair Z. Annette Iglarsh

Lexington, KY—Dr. Barbara Brandt, PhD, EdM, was recently inducted as the newest Honorary Member of the National Academies of Practice (NAP) during a banquet ceremony at the 2018 Annual Meeting and Forum. 

The ceremony was held in Atlanta, Georgia on April 14, 2018. NAP President Michelle Troseth, MSN, RN, FNAP, FAAN, and NAP Physical Therapy Chair Barbara Maxwell, PT, DPT, MSc, Cert THE, FNAP and Vice Chair Z. Annette Iglarsh, PT, PhD, MBA, FNAP presented Dr. Brandt with this special honor. 

Dr. Brandt is the founder and current director of the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education (, a public-private partnership and cooperative agreement with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), established in 2012. The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education provides the “NEXUS” where educators, healthcare providers, researchers and others can exchange ideas, access current evidence-based research and assessments, and practical resources to assist academic institutions and practice facilities in implementing best practices in interprofessional practice and education. Dr. Brandt is an extraordinary visionary leader who has championed interprofessional practice and education throughout much of her career in many different leadership capacities. 

An Honorary Distinguished Practitioner, Scholar or Policy Fellow within NAP is a very high honor that acknowledges outstanding achievements by a professional. NAP is excited to welcome Dr. Brandt into the group of outstanding healthcare leaders and practitioners. This year’s Annual Forum followed a theme of “Laying the Foundation for Boldly Advancing Interprofessional Healthcare in America.” For more information, visit