Rachel Rauvola, PhD
Assistant Professor
DePaul University
Rachel Rauvola, M.S. is a doctoral candidate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Saint Louis University. Her research focuses on occupational health, and she currently holds a research assistantship with the Center for Interprofessional Education and Research in Saint Louis University’s School of Medicine. As of Fall 2020, Rachel will be an assistant professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology at DePaul University.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

In St. Louis University’s (SLU’s) Interprofessional (IP) Community practicum course, teams of six undergraduate students from different health professions (e.g., athletic training, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy) collaborate with local non-profit organizations, each of which serves under-resourced communities, over the course of a semester to develop and implement a health or wellness project focused on addressing their community partner’s goals. Class time is divided between large group instruction, community engagement experiences, facilitated team activities, and student-…
Focus groups were conducted with alumni/ae of Saint Louis University’s health professions programs that participated in interprofessional education (IPE) curriculum. The purpose of the study was to assess the impact of longitudinal IPE on clinical practice behaviors and experiences across multiple health professions (occupational therapy, physical therapy, pharmacy, and medicine. Because IPE can occur at various time points across health professions education and training, this project was focused on understanding how and where individuals acquired and utilized training at different stages…