Donna Wood, R.D.H., M.S., M.Ed.
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Donna Wood is an Associate Professor and the Dental Hygiene Program Director at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. She received her Master of Science in Dental Hygiene Education from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Dentistry, and her Master of Education at the University of Oklahoma. She is currently a doctoral candidate in Adult and Higher Education at the University of Oklahoma.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
The University of Oklahoma Mothers’ Health Initiative (OUMI) was established in 2019 as an opportunity to better serve pregnant and nursing mothers in the community using an interprofessional approach. A secondary aim of this project was to provide real-time learning for interprofessional student teams of one student each from nursing, dental hygiene and nutritional sciences. Each week, the teams provided patient education for pregnant women and/or women with small children during their women’s clinic visit. Patient education focused on the benefits of breastfeeding, nutrition for mothers,…