Elizabeth Kuzma, DNP, FNP-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Michigan School of Nursing
Elizabeth K. Kuzma is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing in Ann Arbor, MI. She is the Family Nurse Practitioner Program Lead. As a Family Nurse Practitioner, she is committed to working with vulnerable and underserved populations, particularly at-risk, high ACE youth. Dr. Kuzma is an expert in providing holistic, trauma-informed primary care with cultural humility, including health promotion, disease prevention, management of minor acute and chronic conditions. She has experience in nurse-managed care settings, school-based settings, in a local health department, and serving as a faculty preceptor/mentor at the UM student-run free clinic for students from the health sciences (medicine, nursing, social work, dentistry, pharmacy). Her research and scholarship focus includes a variety of adolescent health issues, particularly related to trauma, sexuality, and gender identity.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Background: Effectiveness of using interprofessional health care teams to improve patient health outcomes and access to care has been well researched, but barriers to provider participation in interprofessional collaboration (IPC) still exist. For example, stereotypes or misconceptions of other team member’s level of academic degree (associate, bachelors, masters, doctorate) may influence the provider’s attitude toward participation in IPC. Assessing a provider’s attitudes, opinions, or confidence through the lens of behavior theories can help researchers to further understand what attributes…