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Andrea Lynn Pfeifle

Associate Dean for Interprofessional Health Education and Director, Interprofessional Practice and Education Center
Physical Therapist
Indiana University

About Me

I am Associate Dean and Director of the Indiana University's Interprofessional Practice and Education Center and have the privilege of working alongside colleagues who are committeed to learning as much as we can and providing the very best interprofessional education and collaborative care for individuals and communities.  My professional background is physical therapy and my clinical practice areas of expertise are geriatrics and orthopedics/musculoskeletal.  I have worked in multiple ambulatory care, acute care, long term care, and home health rehab settings.  

I came into academics in response to a growing need for physical therapy providers by establishing a new physical therapist assistant program in central Kentucky and from that was invited into a faculty position at the University of Kentucky where I worked for several years – first as physical therapy faculty then as a university administrator overseeing distance education and ultimately moving into family medicine education and faculty development before being asked to establish UK’s Center for Interprofessional Health Education, Research and Practice.

My formal training beyond physical therapy includes a masters and EdD in educational administration and instructional systems design.  I work actively in several organizations at the national level including the Society for Teachers of Family Medicine, the National Academies of Practice, the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, the Board of the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative, and others.



Group Member since
IU-Interprofessional Education 1 year 5 months ago
University of Southern Indiana 1 year 2 months ago


My Contributions

A listing of all contributions made to the National Center community.


Dec 8, 2015 - 12:30pm CST in Physical Space for IPE

Is anyone involved in discussions about creating "IPE Space" right now? Currently involved in two building projects (early-on); both involving entirely new construction around health science ...

May 14, 2015 - 4:16am CDT in IPEC Director Job Descriptions

After the fact but perhaps still useful.  Pasting the key elements of my job description at IU below.

Implement, integrate and evaluate interprofessional health education programs and ...