Barbara Brandt: Interprofessional Practice and Education Expert Leading Change with Support from HRSA and HHS
In this podcast, hosted by Health Crossroads, Dr. Barbara Brandt discusses several critical topics in health today including telehealth, integrated health systems, Obamacare and ACA, health and wellness, shifting models of care, and of course interprofessional education.
Dr. Brandt is one of the nation’s foremost experts in interprofessional practice and education and a leading force in the creation of the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education housed at the University of Minnesota. The $12 million center was launched in October 2012 through a cooperative agreement by the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its goal is to improve health by realigning health professions education and care delivery. She also serves as associate vice president for education and as a professor at the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center. She is the founding board chairperson of the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative. Her doctorate is from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has been recognized as a University of Illinois Distinguished Alumna.