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Interprofessional Education & Practice

Interprofessional Education/Interprofessional Practice (IPE/IPP)

Christi Barbee

University of Oklahoma - Health Sciences Center

Lauren Bland

Western Kentucky University

Renee Bogschutz

Texas Tech University - Health Sciences

Renée Bogschutz, PhD, CCC-SLP is the Founding Director of Interprofessional Education at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC). In this role, Dr. Bogschutz provides the leadership, oversight, and operational support for the design, implementation, and ongoing evaluation of interprofessional education (IPE) and interprofessional collaborative practice (ICP) initiatives. She also delivers engaging faculty, staff, resident, and preceptor development and training on IPE/ICP, including TeamSTEPPS® Master Training. She serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Texas Interprofessional Education Consortium, the mission of which is to share institutional IPE initiatives, experiences, and lessons learned across the state. After completing her PhD at the University of Iowa, Dr. Bogschutz joined the graduate faculty at TTUHSC where she has taught and practiced in multiple collaborative care clinics.

Lisa Bowers

University of Arkansas - Fayetteville

Lisa Bowers is an associate professor at the University of Arkansas in CSD. Her research focuses on language and literacy abilities of children from diverse populations, including children with hearing loss and dyslexia. She is a member of several research teams focusing on best practices in Interprofessional Education and Practice in educational settings. Dr. Bowers is also Director of the Service Learning Initiative, a campuswide initiative formalizing and expanding service learning opportunities for students taught by faculty while enriching the university’s impact with community partners.

Jennifer Brello

Ohio State University

Jennifer Brello, MEd., CCC-SLP is a Clinical Associate Professor at the Ohio State University and the Director of the OSU Aphasia Initiative. She is a clinical supervisor, teaches courses in the undergraduate and graduate SHS program, academic advisor, and faculty mentor for the OSU Chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She has over 20 years of experience working with adults who have experienced acquired brain injury. Jennifer received an MEd from the University of Toledo in 1998 and worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist and Team Leader of the TBI System of Care at Wexner Medical Center from 1998-2009. She also served as the Program Director of the Ohio Valley Center for Brain Injury Prevention & Rehabilitation from 2009-2012, where she planned and directed educational programs, conducting training courses on accommodating the effects of traumatic brain injury and coordinated research protocols. She lives in Columbus with her husband and two children.

Jeff DiGiovanni

Rutgers University

Laura Karcher

Indiana University

Laura Karcher, M.A., CCC-SLP, CBIS is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) at Indiana University. She is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist and member of the Indiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Specialty Interest Divisions in Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders and an associate member of the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS). She teaches graduate coursework in clinical practice, professional issues, adult and pediatric dysphagia and counseling. She has served as Speech-Language Clinic Director since 2001 and serves as the IPE champion for SLHS. Laura is a contributor to the IU Team Education Advancing Collaboration in Healthcare (TEACH!) curriculum, a longitudinal curriculum that trains students across the professional programs. She also serves as a Volunteer Advocate for Seniors and Incapacitated Adults (VASIA), part of the Monroe County Prosecutor’s Office and the Area 10 Agency on Aging.

Shubha Kashinath

California State University - East Bay
Monitoring Officer

Dr. Shubha Kashinath is Professor in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. She also is a Research Development Faculty Fellow at the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and Co-Director for the Center for Disability Justice Research: Health Equity, Education, and Creativity. She received an M.S. in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of Arizona and a Ph.D. in Communicative Sciences and Disorders from Florida State University. Dr. Kashinath's research is focused on individuals with autism across the lifespan, family centered early interventions, personnel preparation in speech language pathology and issues related to disability justice.  She has over 24 years of clinical experience serving families of young children with disabilities.

Danika Pfeiffer

Old Dominion University

Dr. Danika Pfeiffer is an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist and an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Old Dominion University. Her primary research interest is in enhancing children's early language and literacy skills through collaborative school-based partnerships. This includes providing educators with interprofessional training at the preservice and in-service levels. She also works closely with other scientists and clinicians as a volunteer collaborator with CSDisseminate and OpenCSD. Their work aims to enhance research accessibility, rigor, and transparency in the field of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Robert Serianni

Salus University - SLP

Robert W. Serianni, MS, CCC-SLP, FNAP is Chair and Program Director and Associate Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at Salus University, with a primary role of administration, in addition to teaching and clinical supervision roles. Prior to joining the faculty at Salus in 2014, Bob held clinical and leadership roles for a variety of healthcare providers. He has vast experience in acute care, rehabilitation, and home health for the adult and geriatric populations, as well as pediatric care both locally and internationally.  His research interests include clinical supervision and interprofessional education and practice in the field of Speech-Language Pathology and as well as neurological communication and swallowing disorders, including telepractice applications.

After earning a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Loyola University Maryland, Bob relocated back to his hometown of Philadelphia to practice.  He holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, in addition to achieving specialty certification in the areas voice and dysphagia. Bob is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Higher Education at Temple University focusing on underrepresented groups in graduate education.

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