Jacqueline Berger, PhD
Georgia Southern University
A biological anthropologist, Jackie is committed to health equity as a guiding principle regardless of venue. CHEER brings together her anthropological and public health training together, passionately pursuing research grounded in community involvement, and for community benefit. Her previous work at CHEER includes AI/AN Community Health Assessments, MSPI/DVPI technical assistance, and creating Tribal Public Health Improvement Templates (T-PHIT), and she is currently an Assistant Professor at Georgia Southern University.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Breastfeeding: Human Medicine IPE- Cultivating Collaboration to Improve Lactation Knowledge and Support Strategies Among Public Health and Healthcare Professionals
Healthcare professionals working with new families, including physicians, midwives, nurse practitioners, social workers, dieticians, and many others, play a profound role in infant feeding decisions. Interprofessional Education (IPE) is an integral component of professional training to equip an array of healthcare workers to cultivate patient-centered care in a collaborative team environment; however, curricula addressing breastfeeding did not exist until the creation of the Breastfeeding: Human Medicine IPE module in 2020 by the Center for Health Equity, Education, and Research (CHEER),…