Laura Vogtle, PhD
Professor, School of Health Professions
University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
Laura Vogtle is a professor of occupational therapy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her research has focused on health and wellness and comorbidity prevention in adults and children with childhood-onset disabilities. She worked at the University of Virginia for 24 years as a clinician in pediatric rehabilitation prior to completing her doctoral studies at the UVA Curry School of Education. Her experience in interprofessional education includes teaching in a grant funded US Department of Education program addressing Transdisciplinary collaboration for the last 20 years with Dr. Kilgo in the UAB School of Education and other faculty.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

BackgroundEducation across health professions, rather than in silos, is essential to preparing future healthcare providers for team-based healthcare. A major challenge is how to involve distance learners in IP team activities. This poster documents progress and challenges encountered in engaging an interprofessional (IP) design team of students and faculty working in partnership, to develop an on-line IP Collaboratory course.  DesignStudents, faculty and staff from six professions; medicine, public health, dentistry, occupational therapy, social work, and nursing, partnered with librarians…