Our office conducts research guided by our directors, Dr. Amy Blue and Dr. Erik Black. Learn more about their work as well as what the Office of Interprofessional Education researches on this webpage!
For over 20 years Dr. Blue has been apart of shaping interprofessional education and has over 100 peer-reviewed articles published in the medical and health professional literature. Her recent work with the Office of Interprofessional Education is a large part of the research featured here.
is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Education, he also serves as the Associate Director of the Office of Interprofessional Education at the University of Florida Health Science Center. With a focus towards innovating the way students of health professions engage with technology in their studies, his recent work includes contributing significantly to the current research being conducted in the Office of Interdisciplinary Education.
The Office of Interprofessional Education seeks to refine the way health professionals approach care. Below find our publications and presentations from the past three years. Older publications can be found in our archive!
Published in 2019
Researchers examined a teamwork peer assessment tool, CATME, in order to determine its reliability for use in the assessment of health professional students teamwork while working in interprofessional settings. Data was collected from health professions students who participated in the Putting Families First program. Descriptive statistics were used to examine the difficulty of items used in the CATME assessment tool.
This report outlines reflections from the team-based care of a nurse-led clinic. The clinic was in a rural setting of Archer, FL and serves vulnerable populations of North Central Florida.
Researchers conducted a systematic review under PRISMA guidelines of forty-nine articles to evaluate where and how Interprofessional service-learning experiences have been able to impact student learning.
Published in 2018
Researchers from the Office of Interprofessional Education conducted a qualitative analysis based on sixty-nine reflective papers of first-year Doctor of Physical Therapy students who participated in a year-long, community based interprofessional education experience. The goal of this analysis was to review student perceptions of what they learned from the IPE.
Researchers aim to improve the cohesiveness of teamwork in a nurse-led rural center through the implementation of the TeamSTEPPS curriculum. Member’s of the Office of Interprofessional Education served as facilitators and taught the curriculum. Researchers collected data on the progress through the use of assessment tools themed on evaluating the use of concepts introduced through the TeamSTEPPS curriculum.
The purpose of this study was to synthesize perceptions of work within a small interprofessional primary care team using qualitative data. A conventional content analysis examined 10 semi-structures interviews that asked health professionals on an outpatient care team to speak on benefits and barriers of interprofessional team work.
Published in 2017
Dr. Blue and colleagues conduct a follow up survey to evaluate the growth and status of interprofessional education and interprofessional prevention education. Descriptive analysis of 156 surveys for IP-Education and 154 surveys for IP-Prevention Education was used to compute findings and a trend comparison was used to compare to the 2010 results.
Researchers aim to evaluate the perceptions that long-term participants of the Interdisciplinary Family Health Program (now Putting Families First) had on the program’s ability to improve their health outcomes. The researchers analyzed qualitative data from 19 semi-structured interviews to synthesize their findings.
Dr. Black and colleagues aim to evaluate the effectiveness of the Cross Cultural Case Stories in teaching healthcare professionals and trainees to provide culturally competent care to patients and families of chronic respiratory conditions. Sixty-six surveys compiled quantitative data from an intervention and a control group to analyze the success on cultural competency pre-post assessments.
For research from before 2017, check out our archive which features the rest of the literature members of the Office of Interprofessional Education contributed to.
Blue A, Prins C, Black E. Buckley T, Urban J, Janelle J. Promoting Interprofessional Teamwork Skills Through Public Health Concepts and HIV/AIDS Care. Poster presented at the Association of Schools and Programs in Public Health Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. March 8, 2018.
Blue A, Prins C, Xirau-Probert P, Pierre T. Integration of a Public Health Curriculum in a Summer Health Professions Education Program. Poster presented at the Association of Schools and Programs in Public Health Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. March 8, 2018.
Pfeifle A, Thomas J, Blue A, Black E, Taylor J, Goletz S, Chazdon S. Determining Interprofessional Education (IPE) Program Impact at the Organizational and Community Levels. Workshop presented at the Collaborating Across Borders VI Conference. Banff, Canada. October 3, 2017.
Chhabria K, Black E, Blue A. Psychometric Validation of the Modified Comprehensive Assessment of Team Member Effectiveness Tool for Health Science Graduate Students. Oral Presentation at the Collaborating Across Borders VI Conference. Banff, Canada. October 2, 2017.
Shrader S, Jernigan S, Blue A, Pfeifle P, Sick B, Willgerodt M. Programmatic Assessment of Interprofessional Education: Moving Beyond Assessing Individual Activities and Satisfaction. Workshop presented at the Collaborating Across Borders VI Conference. Banff, Canada. October 2, 2017.