Scott Edwards, PhD
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans
Dr. Scott Edwards is an Associate Professor of Physiology and Neuroscience at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at New Orleans, with dual appointments in the School of Medicine and School of Graduate Studies. Dr. Edwards is Associate Director of the NIH-funded T32 Biomedical Alcohol Research Training Program and serves as a member of the NIH-funded Comprehensive Alcohol-HIV/AIDS Research Center as Principal Investigator of Research Component 3 (Alcohol Use Disorder and Associated Neurological Symptoms of Cognitive Dysfunction and Pain) and Director of the Outreach and Information Dissemination Core, which is focused on interprofessional education.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

The core centerpiece of interprofessional practice is the patient/client or community. Therefore, it is foundational to include the community in interprofessional education opportunities. Since the 2017-18 academic year, pre-professional students have engaged in a community-based education experience known as the Health Partner (HP) project. HPs are individuals living in the community who are willing to support the education of students as they develop interprofessional collaborative practice skills. The proposed Seminar will provide an overview of the HP project, student perspectives of…