David Cicala, B.S.
Wayne State University
I am a third year joint MSW-MPH candidate at Wayne State University. I did my undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan, where I received a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience. As a graduate student, I am learning to address population health through public health, while developing social work skills to address social determinants of health and disparities. As a type-1 diabetic and cardiac patient, I have had personal challenges with health. With the resources to overcome these challenges and live a healthy life, and after recognizing the role of privilege and access to these resources, I committed myself to fighting for equitable health outcomes for all. In my career, I aim to increase access to and improve the quality of healthcare nationally.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Evaluating Health Professional Students Working with Older Adults with the Interprofessional Socialization and Valuing Scale
The Wayne State University Interprofessional Team Visit (IPTV) is a program that introduces medical, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, dental, and social work students to working in a collaborative team to perform an older adult home visit and assessment. During the visit, students ask questions about the older adult’s daily activities, nutrition, medications, family health, and social supports. There is a need to evaluate the engagement of students in teams to ensure proper health care delivery. The Interprofessional Socialization and Valuing…