Jennifer Cullen, RDH, BSDH, MPH
Clinical Lecturer; Director, Degree Completion Program
University of Michigan School of Dentistry
Jennifer L. Cullen, BSDH, MPH, Director, Dental Hygiene Degree Completion Program at University of Michigan School of Dentistry in Ann Arbor, MI. Her professional interests include interprofessional campus-community partnerships, on-line learning technologies, and program evaluation. She is a member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, the American Dental Education Association, and the American Association of Public Health Dentistry,

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…