Danielle Rulli, RDH, MS, DHSc
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Michigan
Danielle Rulli, RDH, MS, DHSc, is a Clinical Associate Professor of Dentistry at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, and Director of the Master’s of Science in Dental Hygiene program. Dr. Rulli’s research interests include interprofessional education/collaboration and integrated care, which draws heavily on interprofessional collaboration. Dr. Rulli was a contributor on the topic of interprofessional collaboration to Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges, the landmark follow up to the 2000 Surgeon General's Oral Health in America published by the NIDCR. She maintains active clinical practice, and is actively involved in IPE teaching and workgroups across the University.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Engaging Early Health Profession Students with Real Patients Develops Awareness of Social Determinants of Health and Biases
BackgroundImplicit bias among health professionals fosters disparities across groups of patients. This qualitative study aims to determine how an interprofessional education (IPE) experiential program, using social determinants of health (SDH) as its framework, influenced early health profession students’ to consider SDH as they develop awareness regarding their interprofessional identity when interacting with patients. MethodologyThe Longitudinal Interprofessional Family-Based Experience (LIFE), an 11-week experiential IPE program, engaged early health professional learners through two…