Jim Ballard, EdD,MS
Director, Center for Interprofessional and Community Health Education, Associate Professor, DFCM
University of Kentucky
Jim Ballard is director of the University of Kentucky Center for Interprofessional and Community Health Education and associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. He is immediate past chair of the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative (AIHC) and a member of the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) Expert Panel “Leveraging the IPEC Competency Framework to Transform Health Professions Education.” Dr. Ballard is a graduate in psychology from the University of Notre Dame and received a Masters of Educational Psychology from the University of Kentucky and a Doctorate in Education at Northern Kentucky University with an emphasis on Interprofessional Education.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Is Digital Health an emerging interprofessional field? With its use of information and communication technologies to manage illnesses, health risks, and wellness, Digital Health lies at the intersection of technology and healthcare. Its broad scope includes the use of wearable devices, mobile health, telehealth/telemedicine, and health information technologies based upon artificial intelligence and machine learning. Digital health tools have the potential to improve our ability to accurately diagnose and treat disease and to enhance the delivery of health care to individuals and nations. (…
Evolution of Interprofessional Short Term Experiences in Global Health in Under-resourced Regions of Ecuador: A University of Kentucky and Shoulder to Shoulder Collaboration
The University of Kentucky (UK) has a long-standing partnership with Ecuador, beginning in 1965 building to the first short term experience in global health (StEGH) in 2002. In 2007 the Shoulder to Shoulder Health Clinic opened and remains supported through a UK and Ecuador partnership. The first StEGHs utilized uni-professional and then multidisciplinary co-located models of care, but this evolved over the years toward a collaborative model. Recently, to provide more comprehensive care, the Ecuadorian and UK partners implemented a pilot model at the clinic to triage complex patients to a…
How to Mobilize Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice Knowledge Globally: Introducing the InterprofessionalResearch.Global Knowledge Network!
In this Lightning Talk, the evolution and vision of InterprofessionalResearch.Global’s (IPR.Global) Knowledge Network will be presented. IPR.Global is an international network of scholars, leaders, service providers, decision-makers, administrators, service-users, and students that promote and advocate for evidence-informed, theory-driven, methodologically rigorous interprofessional education for collaborative practice (IPECP) research, practices, and policies. Originally formed as an IPR.Global knowledge exchange working group in early 2019, the purpose was to ensure that the most relevant…