Richard Hass, PhD
Director of Assessment, Evaluation and Research
Thomas Jefferson University
Richard W. Hass is Director of Assessment, Evaluation, and Research for the Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education (JCIPE) at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His research interests include behavioral research design and measurement, teamwork and problem solving, and applied cognitive science. In addition to his administrative role at JCIPE, he is an adjunct assistant professor in the Jefferson College of Population Health where he teaches intermediate statistics and advanced methods in survey development and validation.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

The presentation describes efficient and effective computational methods to evaluate an interprofessional education program. Methods from natural language processing were used to assess common themes that emerged from the text of PowerPoint presentations that teams of interprofessional students created as a part of an advocacy project.  Over 700 students from nine different health professions programs across the university are grouped into teams of five to six students, and work with a community volunteer, a Health Mentor for three semesters. Each team is comprised of at least three different…