Kate Beatty, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor and Interim Director of the Center of Rural Health Research
East Tennessee State University, College of Public Health
Kate Beatty, PhD, MPH is an Assistant Professor and interim director of the Center for Rural Health Research at East Tennessee State University's College of Public Health and is the Principal Investigator of a study of the clinical characteristics and practices on contraception provision and utilization. Her research interests include public health services and systems, performance management, organization theory, rural public health, and coordination of public health and primary care. She received her MPH with a dual concentration of behavior science and health education and epidemiology and PhD in Public Health Studies at Saint Louis University.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Health care professionals’ education is available using technology that allows learning to occur virtually. In the online environment, learners may not live in the same location, which is challenging for interprofessional education. As an academic health science center that includes five colleges, three of our colleges offer graduate and undergraduate programs 100% online. To meet accreditation standards with online education, innovation is key. In order to meet the needs of online programs, an interprofessional team representing four colleges led the development of an innovative online…