Lori Porter, EdD, MBA, RDN
Director, Interprofessional Education and Practice
Ball State University
Lori Porter, EdD, MBA, RDN is the Director of Interprofessional Education and Practice at Ball State University. In this role, she works with the College of Health Leadership Team, faculty, staff and community partners to develop and administer interprofessional education activities. Prior to working at Ball State University, Dr. Porter worked as the Director of Professional Standards at the American Board of Medical Specialties, Director of Educational Content Development at the American Association of Diabetes Educators, Director of Practice at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Humana Health Care as a Clinical Dietitian. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

This Lightning Talk session will focus on the process and benefits of establishing a university-community partnership to address the opioid epidemic. The Indiana University Interprofessional Practice and Education Center and the Ball State University College of Health, in collaboration, hosted the Delaware County Substance Use Disorder Symposium. The symposium focused on an interdisciplinary, interprofessional and collaborative approach to the prevention of substance use disorder, detection, treatment, and recovery in Delaware County. This Lightning Talk session aligns primarily with placing…
Background: Teamwork is critical for improved health outcomes during a crisis, like a virus outbreak. Individual team members need to be aware of their personal values and the guiding principles associated with high performance teamwork. The purpose of this activity was to introduce students to the value of teamwork in interprofessional collaborative care for improving health outcomes during a crisis like a virus outbreak and to assess attitudes towards teams and teamwork for an IPE event in a newly formed College of Health (CoH). Due to COVID-19, the event occurred online.  Methods:…