Sarah Peterson, BS, MPH, MS
Year 4 Statewide Coordinator and Research Assistant
Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
Sarah Peterson currently works at Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine (ESFCOM) as a Research Assistant on the HRSA grant, supporting student and clinic workshops for the interprofessional team-based program. She also serve_x000D_ s as the EFSCOM Statewide Year 4 Coordinator, developing medical school curriculum. Sarah graduated from Gonzaga University with her B.S. in Biology, Case Western Reserve University with her M.S. in Applied Anatomy, and her MPH. Her prior experience includes working as a Research Coordinator on clinical trials in Cleveland, Ohio. Sarah was accepted to the EFSCOM class of 2024 and will begin classes August 2020.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Background: An urgent need exists to improve care for patients who seek opioids for chronic pain relief. Targeting education towards diverse interprofessional health care teams is one approach to ensure all team members communicate effectively and understand evidence-based options for patients at risk for opioid use disorder. The purpose of this session is to (1) share outcomes from an interprofessional education (IPE) program that focuses on collaboration when treating patients with chronic pain who use opioids and/or may be experiencing opioid use disorder (OUD) (2) discuss how we…