Lori Porter, EdD, MBA, RDN
Director, Interprofessional Education and Practice
Ball State University
Lori Porter, EdD, RDN is the Director of Interprofessional Education and Practice. In this role, she works with the College of Health Leadership Team, faculty, staff and community partners to develop and administer interprofessional collaborative activities. Prior to working at Ball State University, Dr. Porter worked as the Director of Professional Standards at the American Board of Medical Specialties, Director of Educational Content Development at the American Association of Diabetes Educators, Director of Practice at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Humana Health Care as a Clinical Dietitian. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

The Pandemic led to major disruption in the way live educational experiences occur and will continue to occur for interprofessional education (IPE). As we evolve into the next phase of the Pandemic, institutions continue to face challenges to deliver meaningful and impactful IPE learning experiences for students to build skills for interprofessional collaborative practice in live and distance formats. To address this problem, we developed a virtual, avatar-based, multi-user 3-D video interprofessional escape room to support health profession students in developing skills in interprofessional…
Ball State University College of Health is incorporating interprofessional education into curriculum across health professions students at an early stage. A team of interprofessional faculty from health sciences and nutrition, nursing, and social work developed a Tier 1 humanities University Core Curriculum course, Introduction to Health Consumerism, to address this need and educate all students about the importance of being informed consumers of health care. The Summit theme of Interprofessional Learning for Collaborative Practice and Education will be addressed as we provide knowledge to…