Alicia Williams, EdD, CSAC
Associate Director the Center forInterprofessional Collaboration
East Tennessee State University
Alicia Williams is the Associate Director of the Center for Interprofessional Collaboration at East Tennessee State University. She holds a BS and an MA degree in Psychology and an EdD in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from ETSU. She is an Education Specialist skilled in Interprofessional Education, Communication, Program Development, Quality Improvement, Online Program Development, Mentoring, Curriculum Development, and Faculty Development. Dr. Williams has a strong healthcare service background including, wellness coaching and mental health/addictions treatment experience.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Oxford defines Intersectionality as the interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, class, and gender, regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage; a theoretical approach based on such a premise. The intersectionality theory challenges us to consider social determinants, not in terms of single factors (e.g., gender or SES) but in terms of multiple interacting factors because disadvantage arises from a constellation of interrelated and intersecting social roles. Many well-recognized frameworks in academic medicine point to the…
Models of leadership which emphasize collaboration, common goals, and fluidity rather than position are essential to interprofessional practice. Shared leadership in team-based practice helps to improve patient safety and outcomes and to enhance provider wellbeing. Developing future health professionals who incorporate these concepts into their work with colleagues and patients is a crucial component of interprofessional education. Assessing students’ acquisition of these concepts is paramount and can be important not only in assessing student learning but also in program evaluation and…