Jessica Star, MPH 2020, MA 2020
Program Evaluation Assistant
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University
I am a graduate student pursuing an MPH in Epidemiology and an MA in Sociology from Rollins School of Public Health and Laney Graduate School at Emory University. My research interests are in care transitions, and creating collaborative environments that lead to improved patient care. I am proficient in SAS, R, Stata, SPSS, REDCap, Temi, MAXQDA. I will be graduating with the MA in August 2020, and I will be graduating with the MPH in December 2020.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

The project objective is to develop an inter-professional learning experience within the acute care setting built around IPEC competencies. The project has three aims: 1) develop an inter-professional learning experience around care transitions within the acute care setting, 2) evaluate the impact on perceptions of teamwork and professional role formation among nursing and medical students, and 3) assess facilitators and barriers within the clinical setting to sustained implementation with repeated cohorts of students.    The project consists of pairing medical and nursing students with a…
COVID-19 required innovative approaches to educating health professions students who could no longer attend in-person classes or clinical rotations. Interprofessional education (IPE) activities were similarly impacted. To replace an in-person IPE activity slated for this spring, nursing and medical students with similar levels of clinical experience came together to attend a synchronous virtual session focused on discharge planning. Twenty-eight nursing students and eleven medical students attended a 90 minute session via Zoom. Students received pre-readings, the day’s agenda, learning…