Whitney Lucas Molitor, PhD, OTD, OTR/L, BCG
Assistant Professor
University of South Dakota
Dr. Lucas Molitor earned her PhD in health sciences from the University of South Dakota. She has clinical practice experience in the field of occupational therapy in adult physical rehabilitation and gerontology. She is board certified in Gerontology through the American Occupational Therapy Association. She is Assistant Professor and Capstone Director, teaching adult physical rehabilitation, home modifications, and health promotion.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Complexity of the healthcare system continues to grow, in part due to the multifaceted approaches among various health professionals, the need for preventative and health management efforts, and an increased emphasis on clinical and community-based services. Breakdown in communication can have negative implications on health outcomes. The public seeks highly coordinated and effective healthcare teams who communicate to provide the best possible outcomes responsive to critical health issues. Interprofessional education (IPE) experiences, as described in this session, help ensure health…
Background: In this synchronous learning activity students from 6 professions in the SHS at a university in the Upper Midwest were asked to devise a mitigation strategy for a SARS-COV-2 outbreak. Due to policy restrictions, this Interprofessional team activity had to be delivered remotely. Problem Statement: In order to minimize morbidity and mortality as well as social and economic impacts of SARS-COV-2/COVID-19, students working as interprofessional teams in the USD SHS were asked to devise a community mitigation strategy. Aims: 1. Work as a healthcare team that interacts remotely to…