Meredith Gray, MSOT Student
Graduate Research Assistant
Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Practice & Education
Meredith is an occupational therapy student working toward her Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) at Thomas Jefferson University. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Case Western Reserve University. Meredith currently works as a Graduate Assistant with the Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education (JCIPE) and has had the chance to work with some of JCIPE’s simulation programs. Meredith is interested in working with older adults, particularly individuals with dementia, in her future occupational therapy practice.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Evidence clearly shows many factors that have led to a higher mortality rate for black women during childbirth including provider dismissiveness of black womens’ health concerns and a higher risk for the use of unnecessary interventions. To support students’ understanding of these factors, the effect of other social determinants of health and the resulting impact on patient outcomes we developed a simulation case for interprofessional teams of students to address the needs of a black woman in her later stages of pregnancy. In this simulation, students interact with a pregnant patient and her…