Richard Hass, PhD
Director of Assessment, Evaluation and Research
Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Practice & Education
Richard W. Hass, PhD is Director of Assessment, Evaluation, and Research for the Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education (JCIPE) at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In addition to his administrative role at JCIPE, he is Program Director for the Population Health Science PhD program in the Jefferson College of Population Health. He teaches intermediate statistics and advanced methods in survey development and validation.

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…
Virtual simulations, including screen-based simulations using 3-D virtual worlds (3-DVWs) have demonstrated improvement in participant knowledge, self-efficacy, and clinical reasoning,. Additionally, 3-DVWs enable students to practice skills in safe environments and provide opportunities for interprofessional collaboration not limited by geographic location. While benefits of 3-DVWs are well-documented, little attention has focused on the important area of student engagement and satisfaction. In this session, we report results of a continuous quality improvement (CQI) process focused on…