Tina Gunaldo, PhD, DPT, MHS
LSUHSC-NO

Tina Gunaldo is the director for the Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans. She has engaged in interprofessional education for the past eight years. In addition to presentations and publications, Dr. Gunaldo serves on the Louisiana Immunization Workgroup supporting a collaborative approach to increasing immunization rates, the Editorial Board for the Health and Interprofessional Practice journal, and the American Physical Therapy Association Finance Committee, as well as contributes to the development of the Louisiana Area Health Education Center's (AHEC) Scholar curricular program.

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…
Workshop Description: Over the past two decades, interprofessional education (IPE) research has grown dramatically as IPE has become more common at academic institutions and in health professions’ accreditation standards. However, IPE research has primarily occurred at single institutions/contexts with unique assessment tools. Comparing pedagogical approaches and assessment tools across contexts and learner levels is necessary to advance the educational preparation of health professionals. Academic institutions and health professions programs are challenged to develop, implement and assess…