Black Erik, PhD, MPH
University of Florida

Dr. Erik Black is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Education at the University of Florida Colleges of Medicine and Education; he also serves as the Associate Director of the University of Florida Health Science Center Office of Interprofessional Education. Dr. Black has conducted research funded by the US Department of Education, Josiah H. Macy Foundation, Health Resources and Services Administration, AT&T Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
The Putting Families First (PFF) program is a unique approach to providing pre-clinical health professions students a patient-centered community-based interprofessional collaborative learning experience. PFF has existed for more than twenty years; over 1000 students across 11 academic programs and more than 200 families are involved in this required educational program each year. Students are placed in interprofessional teams of four and assigned a local volunteer family or individual; their first “patient.” The students make four home visits to learn about the family’s health and in…