Jayne-Marie Raponi, MPH
PhD Student
University of Florida
Jayne-Marie received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Public Health degrees from the University of Florida. Jayne-Marie is a current PhD student studying Public Health at the University of Florida. She is a strong research professional with experience working in multiple settings. Her research interests include: quality, safety, patient-centered care, and interprofessional teamwork in healthcare.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Background: Dental professionals have been strong advocates for interprofessional education (IPE). At the University of Florida College of Dentistry, all first-year dental students participate in a required interprofessional service-learning experience, Putting Families First (PFF). During PFF, students in diverse, interprofessional teams of four, are assigned a local volunteer family during the first academic year. Teams conduct four home visits and implement a health improvement project focused on the family’s health and well-being. Study Purpose: The purpose of this study was to…
The University of Florida Care One clinic provides interprofessionally-coordinated health services for medically complex individuals who are frequent utilizers of the institution’s emergency department. In the Fall of 2019, the clinic added dental screening services to address patients’ oral health needs. With dental faculty supervision, dental students provide a comprehensive oral exam and referral to services as feasible; they work with pharmacy and medical students, nurses and a social worker. Goals associated with dental student inclusion included (1) Establishing an interprofessional…