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Christa Cerra

Degree & Credential: DNP-FNP, MSN, RN
Title: Family Nurse Practitioner; Clinical Practice Evaluator
Organization: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Renaissance Family Practice; University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences Health Policy Institute
Profession: Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)
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Dr. Cerra joined Renaissance Family Practice (RFP) after graduating from the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.  She completed her doctoral work in the field of Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice.

In a position that is new to Renaissance, Dr. Cerra is working closely with leadership to develop a team-based model of care for patients with multiple chronic conditions who are at high risk for hospital readmission.  Dr. Cerra also sees patients across the lifespan in the offices.

In summer, 2014, Dr. Cerra completed a fellowship at the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education.  Her work at the National Center was in partnership with the Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative.  Together, they interviewed Patient Centered Medical Homes found to be exemplary practice sites for team-based care (Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative, 2014).  

Dr. Cerra is adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, serves on the planning committe for the UPMC Family Medicine Annual Refresher Course, and is part of the St. Margaret Hosptial Readmission Reduction Task Force Committe.  She also reviews manuscripts on team-based care for BioMed Central Health Services Research Journal.  

Dr. Cerra has additional training in palliative and end-of-life care through the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium, and the University of Minnesota-School of Medicine.  Dr. Cerra is a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, the American Academy of Home Care Medicine, and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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