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Christa Cerra

Family Nurse Practitioner; Clinical Practice Evaluator
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Renaissance Family Practice; University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences Health Policy Institute

About Me

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 ().  

Dr. Cerra also reviews manuscripts on team-based care for the BioMed Central Health Services Research journal.








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Resource Center Contributions

Interprofessional Education: "Thinking and Acting Differently:" PCMH Workforce Development Models
09/22/2015 - 7:24am
This article was part of a larger project and publication that can be found here:
09/22/2015 - 7:18am
Collaborating Across Borders 2015 Abstract Presentation Background : The Nexus, as defined by the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, is the alignment of healthcare delivery...
Building the foundation for culture change through the design, implementation, and assessment of an interprofessional education intervention
10/28/2014 - 7:05am
Introduction: The current state of our nation’s healthcare delivery system, including inefficiencies in healthcare delivery, health disparities, and wasteful costs, accentuates the call for...
05/04/2014 - 4:39pm
The attached PDF provides a brief summary of a five week-long course on interprofessional education. The course took place in a clinical setting for a mixed student-provider population, and consisted...



Hi Josette,

You posted a really interesting question.  Is your institution developing this competency in addition to already utilizing the IPEC competencies (or a similar set of ...