Barbara Jones, PhD, MSW, FNAP
Associate Dean for Health Affairs and Professor
The University of Texas at Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work
Barbara Jones is the Josleen and Frances Lockhart Memorial Professor for Direct Practice in Social Work, University Distinguished Professor, associate dean for health affairs, and co-director of the Institute for Collaborative Health Research and Practice at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work. At Dell Medical School, she is associate director of social sciences and community based research at the LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes, chair of the Department of Health Social Work, and professor in the Departments of Oncology, Population Health, and Psychiatry. She is also a founding member of the UT Austin Center for Health Interprofessional Practice and Education.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

The seminar will introduce socialization of the interprofessional collaborative culture as an important pedagogical approach to prepare health professions students to enter the clinical learning environment and to center the learning experiences on interprofessional health ecosystem that includes patients, families, caregivers, and communities. The authors will share insights and outcomes of a foundational interprofessional course at one major research university that brought together about 300 students and faculty from on-campus four health professions programs (pharmacy, nursing, social…
Telehealth increases health care value and access to care. Its adoption has been accelerated due to COVID-19, impacting practicing clinicians and health professions learners. The abrupt transition to online learning spurred the rapid development of a telehealth simulation with standardized patients for 273 student learners from medicine, nursing, pharmacy and social work enrolled in a longitudinal, 2-semester interprofessional education (IPE) foundations curriculum. The telehealth simulation involving an interprofessional palliative care team meeting with a family caregiver, played by…