Patricia Cuff, MS, RD, MPH
Forum and Study Director
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Patricia A. Cuff, M.S., R.D., M.P.H. is Senior Program Officer for the Board on Global Health at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine where she directs the Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education. A position_x000D_ she has held since 2012. Patricia has directed and co-directed multiple studies at the National Academies including Options for Overseas Placement of U.S. Health Professionals, and Enhancing the Behavioral and Social Science Content of Medical School Curricula. Prior to directing the forum, Patricia was the Country Liaison to the Uganda National Academy of Sciences on the African Science Academies capacity-building project.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

There is strong evidence for taking an interprofessional, team-based approach in the treatment and management of obesity. Less clearis the training received by different health professions and how well prepared teams are to provide high-quality interprofessional carein obesity treatment and management. The purpose of this study was to explore which professions make up obesity treatment teams,these healthcare professionals’ roles, training received by different team members, and the interprofessional interactions among theseproviders. Individual interviews were conducted with a convenience…