Gerri Lamb, PhD, RN, FAAN
Research Professor and Founding Director, CAIPER
Arizona State University
Gerri Lamb, PhD, RN, FAAN is Research Professor and Founding Director of the Center for Advancing Interprofessional Practice, Education, and Research at Arizona State University, Phoenix Arizona. Dr. Lamb is a past chair of AIHC and served as co-chair of the 2019 National Center Summit. She has been PI on several interprofessional practice and education grants focused on generating and disseminating new distance learning modalities for IPE and testing new interprofessional models for primary care. She currently is co-PI on a multi-year project, “Transforming the Primary Care Workforce.”

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Health care is in trouble. COVID-19 has reminded us of unacceptable disparities across many vulnerable groups. Providers are exhausted and choosing to retire and/or seek other careers. The National Academies are producing a plethora of reports on how to improve every component of our challenged health care system, especially primary care and long-term care. What better time to activate the interprofessional nexus to demonstrate its impact on solving important problems in real time? Objectives 1. Provide examples of activating the Nexus to reduce health disparities. 2. Share successful…
Primary care is an outstanding clinical setting to orient students to interprofessional education and practice; however, it is frequently overlooked in favor of more popular acute care experiences. The purpose of this Lightning Talk is to describe the development of a flexible curriculum to prepare interprofessional teams of students for primary care practice. The design for the curriculum was based on a pilot program for embedding students from nursing, health coaching, community health, and care coordination into active primary care teams, with very few of the students having any prior…