Diya Uthappa
Medical Student
Duke University
Diya Uthappa is a fourth-year medical student at Duke University School of Medicine. She has been involved in the Duke Hotspotting Initiative (DHSI) since her first year of medical school and has served on DHSI’s student-led executive board during each of her subsequent years at Duke. She has thoroughly enjoyed working with her colleagues at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to expand the interprofessional reach of each institution’s Hotspotting program and to create a multidisciplinary telehealth delivery curriculum which can begin to address the digital divide that has been made abundantly clear by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Winner of the 2022 Interprofessional Student Achievement Award Background: CO-TEACH is a compact telehealth curriculum delivered to 36 interprofessional students across ten health professions from Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 2020-21 academic year. Student leaders and faculty collaborators from both universities partnered to create this novel curriculum. Course objectives included conducting effective, multidisciplinary telehealth consultations and recognizing issues of access and equity in telehealth utilization. Many CO-TEACH students…