Trena Paulus, PhD
Professor & Director of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities
East Tennessee State University
Paulus is a professor in the Research Division in the Quillen College of Medicine Department of Family Medicine, Director of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities in the Honors College, and an affiliate faculty member of the Applied Social Research Laboratory at ETSU. Dr. Paulus has been selected as a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar in Humanities and Social Sciences for 2022-23.She has over 15 years of experience teaching research methods at the graduate and undergraduate levels. She has co-authored three books on the intersection of methodological and technological innovation and is a certified professional trainer for ATLAS.ti qualitative data analysis software.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Models of leadership which emphasize collaboration, common goals, and fluidity rather than position are essential to interprofessional practice. Shared leadership in team-based practice helps to improve patient safety and outcomes and to enhance provider wellbeing. Developing future health professionals who incorporate these concepts into their work with colleagues and patients is a crucial component of interprofessional education. Assessing students’ acquisition of these concepts is paramount and can be important not only in assessing student learning but also in program evaluation and…