Elizabeth Levitzky, MBA, PhD
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans

Elizabeth G. Levitzky, MBA, PhD, is the Program Director of the Bachelor of Science in Public Health program and Assistant Professor of Epidemiology. She received an MBA from the Freeman School of Business at Tulane University in 1993 and a PhD in epidemiology from LSUHSC School of Public Health in 2015. Prior to joining the school Dr. Levitzky was responsible for academic and clinical reporting, course and faculty evaluations and clinic operations in the School of Allied Health Professions. Her research interests include interprofessional and collaborative experience for health profession students and patient healthcare outcomes in Louisiana.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Similar to clinical skills education, interprofessional education (IPE) should occur within classroom/laboratory and clinical settings, to allow students time to practice their collaborative skills in a real-world setting with supervision. The majority of IPE research has focused on measuring student perceptions, knowledge and skills within classroom, simulation, community or clinic settings. However, there remains a gap in client or patient perceptions of students’ abilities to demonstrate interprofessional collaborative practice skills (Umland, et al., 2016). Occupational and Physical…