Jennifer Watson, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA-F, BCSF, FNAP
Texas Christian University
Dr. Jennifer Watson is a Professor at Texas Christian University’s Davies School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, where she serves as IPE Coordinator. Dr. Watson was a member of the inaugural executive board of National Academies of Practice Speech-Language Pathology Academy. She has been active in inter-/cross-institutional efforts to prepare students for collaborative care. During her more than 37-year tenure at TCU, Dr. Watson has served as departmental chair, undergraduate/graduate program director, and clinic director. She has served in a number of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association leadership roles, including as ASHA’s Vice President for Standards and Ethics in Speech-Language Pathology.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

In 2009, The University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) at Fort Worth, Texas, created the Seniors Assisting in Geriatric Education (SAGE) program. The goals of the program were to strengthen healthcare students’ skill in the care of older adults through experiential education, to increase interprofessional collaboration, and to engage with older adults in the community. Program outcomes have included expansion to a partnering institution, Texas Christian University (TCU), with additional disciplines. To date, over 1,800 older adults and over 10,000 students have benefited from…