Regina Doherty, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA, FNAP
Professor and Interim Chair
MGH Institute of Health Professions
Dr. Regina F. Doherty OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA, FNAP is a Professor in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, Massachusetts. A respected occupational therapist, ethicist and educator, Dr. Doherty has over 25 years of experience working in healthcare and higher education. Her clinical background is in hospital-based practice with an emphasis on interprofessional care of clients and families with complex medical and neurological conditions. Dr. Doherty’s scholarly work is in professional reasoning, healthcare ethics, and interprofessional education

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Student peer facilitation is an invaluable active learning approach in interprofessional education that positively influences student engagement and learning, as well as enhances communication and teamwork skills among future health care providers. Evidence shows that student facilitators are more attuned to the needs and experiences of their peers and that when students make personal connections to support each other they are more receptive to learning. Exposing students to peer facilitators from different professions fosters respect and understanding of another discipline’s roles and…