Mary Beth Lewis
Marketing and Communications Specialist
University of Michigan
As the Marketing and Communications Specialist for the Michigan Center for Interprofessional Education, Mary Beth Lewis is responsible for website content, social media platforms, and public relations. During 18 years at the University of Michigan, she expanded the School of Public Health’s digital footprint, managed the School of Nursing’s communications, and co-founded the Health Communicators Forum. She earned a BA in English and Letters from Wesleyan University and did foundational coursework in public health at University of Michigan. Her freelance work has appeared in the New York Times, the Selective Guide to Colleges, Child Magazine, and multiple regional publications.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Background: In 2015, the provost and the health science deans committed $6 million over five years to develop an interprofessional health education initiative, including the founding of the Michigan Center for Interprofessional Education (Center for IPE). By aligning the needs and interests of health professions education with collaborative practice, the health science schools are working to transform the way they prepare U-M students to become effective members of collaborative health care teams.  Design: The Center for IPE is the coordinating body for IPE across the health sciences schools…