Betty Braxter, PhD, MS, CNM, RN, FAAN
Associate Dean, Undergraduate School of Nursing
University of Pittsburgh
Betty J. Braxter is the Associate Dean of the Undergraduate Education Program and an Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Nursing. With her clinical background as a certified nurse midwife, she works with undergraduate and nurse-midwifery students. She is a member of the University of Pittsburgh's Working Group on Interprofessional Education (WGOIPE). Her research focus targets smoking among pregnant birthing persons including electronic cigarettes with a research interest in maternal mortality/morbidity as a health disparity. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Maternal Mortality Review Committee and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Lightning Talk Description:: The past two years have brought a succession of unprecedented changes. From the global pandemic to the world-wide response to racial injustice, interprofessional education (IPE) has been tasked with responding to multiple challenges. From design to debriefing, all aspects of IPE events required adaptation. Through virtual collaborations, faculty development, and consideration of systemic racism and social determinants of health, the University of Pittsburgh successfully moved a large, in-person, introductory event to a virtual setting with contemporary themes.…