Kristina Bridges, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
University of Kansas Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Dr. Kristina Bridges is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. Her research investigates the role of structural and social determinants of health on chronic disease and evaluates both interventions to increase structural competency in the medical field as well as community health worker-based interventions to address health inequity in the community setting.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

The University of Kansas Department of Family Medicine has a robust history of interprofessional activities, including our Interprofessional Teaching Clinic (IPTC). Student teams comprised of learners from medicine, pharmacy, psychology, nursing, PT, OT and sometimes law are given autonomy and independence to evaluate patients and then propose their treatment plans before faculty help complete each visit. Two family physicians, along with faculty from other professions, provide supervision.Our patients tend to be complex both medically and socially, such that caring for them presents an…