Valire Carr Copeland, MSW, PhD, MPH
Professor, School of Social Work & Graduate School of Public Health
University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Valire Copeland, is Professor, School of Social Work and Professor, Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences in the Graduate School of Public Health, at the University of Pittsburgh. She is Associate Director of the Public Health Social Work Training Program, a joint degree program between the Schools of Social Work and Graduate School of Public Health. She is an active member of the University of Pittsburgh’s Health Sciences Working Group on Interprofessional Education and Training, Women in Medicine and Science Committee, and the Black Academics, Researchers, and Scholars (BARS) organization.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Lightning Talk Description:: The past two years have brought a succession of unprecedented changes. From the global pandemic to the world-wide response to racial injustice, interprofessional education (IPE) has been tasked with responding to multiple challenges. From design to debriefing, all aspects of IPE events required adaptation. Through virtual collaborations, faculty development, and consideration of systemic racism and social determinants of health, the University of Pittsburgh successfully moved a large, in-person, introductory event to a virtual setting with contemporary themes.…