Donald Mercante, PhD
Professor of Biostatistics
LSU Health-New Orleans
Don Mercante completed his PhD in Statistics from Virginia Tech in 1990 and is currently Professor of Biostatistics, Genetics, and Nursing at LSU Health-New Orleans (LSUHNO). He is also the Leader of the Biostatistics and Epidemiology Core at LSUHNO for the Louisiana Clinical & Translational Science Center (LA CaTS), and Core PI for the Data Management and Statistics Core for the NIEHS funded LSU Superfund Center Grant. Dr. Mercante served as Program Director for the Biostatistics Program from 2006-2013 and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the LSUHNO School of Public Health from 2013-2018.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Self-reported assessment tools are commonly used in IPE to measure change in student attitudes and/or perceptions. Real time pre-tests measurements are subject to ‘response-shift bias’. A response-shift bias occurs when there is a change in the participant’s understanding of the content, therefore changing the participant’s standard of measurement (Howard and Dailey, J. Appl. Psychol. 64, 144; 1979). The Student Perceptions of Interprofessional Clinical Education - Revised 2 (SPICE-R2) tool is used to measure students’ perceptions towards interprofessional teamwork and team-based practice (…