Health-Focused Interprofessional Education
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The objective of the Health-Focused Interprofessional Education (IPE) Community of Practice is to enable interprofessional collaborative practice throughout the Paso del Norte community in order to promote health and wellness. Efforts include or will include the implementation of campus-based and community-based IPE activities focused on underserved and/or vulnerable populations; the implementation of IPE-related professional development for faculty and clinicians; and the dissemination of IPE-related scholarship. We encourage involvement from faculty, staff, and students from any discipline and educational institution, as well as community members.


We aspire to be a nationally recognized model of highly effective interprofessional education that is driven by a shared passion to serve underserved and/or vulnerable populations.


  1. Health Disparities
  2. Health Outcomes
  3. Interprofesional Education
  4. Vulnerable Populations


Lara, Pat
Clinical Associate Professor
Health Sciences - Speech-Language Pathology
Voice modification/affirmation, transgender, gender diverse, gender identity, IPE, interprofessional education, Aphasia, auditory comprehension, ERP, Event Related Potentials,

Assistant Professor
School of Nursing - School of Nursing

Clinical Associate Professor
School of Pharmacy - Pharmacy
COVID-19, Humanpapilloma Virus (HPV), Immunizations, Health Belief Model, Vaccines, LGBTQIA, Interprofessional Practice and Education (IPE), Vaccine Uptake, Vaccine Acceptability, Disease State Management (DSM), Medication Therapy Management (MTM), Diabetes, Smoking Cessation, Anticoagulation, Community Health Centers, Cultural sensitivity, co-curricular, professional development, curricular assessment
Featured: Awards

Associate Professor
Education - Educational Psychology and Special Services
Correctional Counseling, Counselor Burnout, Counselor Supervision, Domestic Violence, Counseling Veterans

Clinical Assistant Professor
Health Sciences - Occupational Therapy
virtual reality technology, neurorehabilitation, orthopedics, Ethics, health care policy, eadership-martketing, ergonomics, aquatic therapy, geronotology-productive aging, adult rehabilitation, mental health and psychosocial issues

IPE Publication: Development and preliminary assessment of interprofessional education focused on vulnerable populations

Pechak C, Summers C, Schoen B, Padilla M, Lara P, Velasco J, Capshaw S. Development and preliminary assessment of interprofessional education focused on vulnerable populations. J Allied Health. 2018;47(3):e77-e83.

IPE Publication: Improved knowledge following an [interprofessional] interpreter-use training

Pechak C, Summers C, Velasco J. Improved knowledge following an interpreter-use training. J Allied Health. 2018;47(3):159-166.

Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice

This report is inspired by a vision of interprofessional collaborative practice as key to the safe, high quality, accessible, patient-centered care desired by all.

Team-Based Competencies: Building a Shared Foundation for Education and Clinical Practice

Team-Based Competencies: Building a Shared
Foundation For Education and Clinical Practice


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