Leslie Woltenberg, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Kentucky
Leslie Woltenberg, PhD, MS Ed serves as an Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Program Evaluation for the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Kentucky. She has worked in various capacities in higher education for over decade. She teaches biostatistics and research methods courses. As a Faculty Fellow of the UK Center for Interprofessional Health, she serves as an advocate for collaborative research, practice, and education. Dr. Woltenberg is involved in assessment of health professions programs and interprofessional research at the local and national level.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

BACKGROUND: With the highly specialized medical resources available today, patients obtain care from multiple providers. Numerous studies outline the risk for communication breakdown among providers and related implications for patient care and satisfaction. Effective interprofessional collaboration and care have been identified as critical to overcoming many barriers of health care including quality of care, patient satisfaction, provider burnout, cost of care, and clinician education. Health professionals practicing in rural settings often have blurred lines in disciplinary boundaries due…