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 new, team-based model of care for patients with multiple chronic conditions who are at high risk for hospital readmission due to the complexity of their illnesses. 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 also reviews manuscripts on team-based care for the BioMed Central Health Services Research journal.