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Barbara Brandt

Degree & Credential: PhD
Title: Director, National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education; Associate Vice President, Academic Health Center
Organization: University of Minnesota
Profession: Education Administrator

Renowned for her work in health professional education, and specifically, interprofessional education and continuing education, Dr. Barbara Brandt serves as associate vice president within the University of Minnesota’s Academic Health Center, and she is the director of the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, a public-private partnership and cooperative agreement with the Health Resources and Services Administration, established in 2012.

In her leadership roles, Dr. Brandt has served as a consultant, advisor and speaker for a wide variety of organizations such as the Institute of Medicine, the National Quality Forum, the Academy of Healthcare Improvement, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the American Medical Association.

Dr. Brandt holds a bachelor of arts in the teaching of history from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a master of education and doctor of philosophy degrees in continuing education (specializing in continuing professional education for the health professions) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2013 she was recognized as a University of Illinois Distinguished Alumna. She completed W.K. Kellogg Foundation-sponsored post-doctoral fellowship for faculty in adult and continuing education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Emily: Thanks for your question.   The National Center became a joint accreditor of interprofessional continuing education in December.  We have been preparing for processes for review and awarding...
This is a very important conversation in interprofessional education and collaborative practice today.  Some confuse it with the ACGME "milestone" focus -- but this question and topic are really...
Josette: I'm interested in learning more about your question -- This is an area that we are very interested in understanding.   Let's get this discussion going somehow!   Barbara Brandt