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.