Jarod Giger, PhD, MSW
Associate Professor
University of Kentucky
Dr. Giger is an Associate Professor and Vernon Wiehe Endowed Professor at the University of Kentucky College of Social Work. Through his career developments, Dr. Giger’s research, teaching and service interests involve various aspects of interprofessional education, small sample methodologies, and the human life course, and as well as the larger interdisciplinary field of health service research. Prior to entering academia, Dr. Giger practiced clinical social work in community and hospital settings throughout Missouri and Illinois. He has more than 17 years’ experience in social work as a researcher, educator, and practitioner.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

BackgroundDevelopment of interprofessional education (IPE) at an institution may occur gradually, and the size of participant cohorts may naturally fluctuate. Fewer participants in a given period translates to small sample sizes, impacting program evaluation and the ability to detect an effect of an IPE intervention. More flexible methods of statistical analysis are required if IPE data fail to meet underlying assumptions necessary for reliable results using the standard asymptotic method. To demonstrate this, we conducted applied robust parametric and nonparametric analyses and compared…