Angela Harnden, PhD
IPE Program Evaluator
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Angela Harnden PhD is the Director of Data and Outcomes for Oklahoma’s federally funded University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities/Center for Learning and Leadership (UCEDD/CLL). She serves as program evaluator for the Oklahoma Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND), Maternal Child and Health Interdisciplinary Leadership initiative as well as the for OUHSC Interdisciplinary Programs. Angela serves as the primary or co-investigator of various research projects and program evaluation projects in partnership with agencies or organizations such as the Department of Human Services, Developmental Disabilities Services Division, Oklahoma Developmental Disabilities Council, Oklahoma Family Network and Oklahoma LEND.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

The success of our programming has been tied to the support of our institutional leadership. As a comprehensive academic health center with almost thirty participating programs, reliance on grassroots programming led by IPE champions was not sustainable. It was only with the support of our Chief Academic Officer that our interprofessional programming significantly matured. Improvements seen include establishment of the Office of Interdisciplinary Programs under the Vice Provost, access to funding through the establishment of a mandatory fee, and appointment of staff FTE in addition to faculty…