Robin Ann Harvan, EdM, EdD
MCPHS University

Robin Ann Harvan, EdM, EdD is Professor of Health Sciences and Director of Health Science Programs at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University in Boston, MA. Dr. Harvan serves as an Investigator and evaluation expert for the National Center for Integration of Primary Care and Oral Health (CIPCOH) and academic affiliate of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine Initiative on Integrating Oral Health and Medicine. In addition to Dr. Harvan’s wealth of experience in program evaluation, she is also an expert on interprofessional education and practice.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Since the release of Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General in 2000, primary care educators and clinicians have been encouraged to embed interprofessional Oral Health (OH) competencies across education programs. Since 2006, PA national organizations and OH champions have worked to ready the PA workforce for interprofessional OH practice. The current study, a partnership between the National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health (NIIOH) and the Center for Integration of Primary Care and Oral Health (CIPCOH), provides a longitudinal perspective on OH integration in PA…
In 2000, the Surgeon General’s landmark report on ‘Oral Health in America’ prompted a sense of urgency for primary care education to increase provider understanding, skills, and ownership of oral health (OH) care. Primary care clinicians including physicians, PAs, nurses, pharmacists, and dental professionals are now working to embed oral health and interprofessional practice competencies across their education programs. The ultimate goal is to equip the health care workforce with the knowledge and skills required by new integrated holistic healthcare models to include oral health. The…