Several Western University of Health Sciences administrators and faculty members collaborated on and contributed to the book Building a Patient-Centered Interprofessional Education Program, along with authors from various universities. The book is a critical scholarly publication that provides readers with practical strategies to facilitate building effective interprofessional educational programs that both enrich learners and help to improve patient care.

Office of Mission Integration (OMI)

Stephanie Bowlin, EdD, PA, and Steven Waldman (from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine), MD, JD, wrote the Preface for the book and served as Editors.

College of Health Sciences (CHS)

Denise Schilling, PT, PhD, FANP. Chapter 2 – Moving from Vertical to Horizontal: How to Mitigate Unconscious Bias with the IPE Team.

College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

Susan Mackintosh DO, MPH/Emmanuel Katsaros, DO, FACR. Chapter 5 – Building Interprofessional Competencies into Medical Education and Assessment.

CHS/College of Pharmacy (COP)

Tina Meyer DHSc, PA-C/Janice Hoffman, PharmD, EdD. Chapter 7 – Geriatric Interprofessional Education: A Practical Guide for Health Professions Educators.

College of Optometry

Elizabeth Hoppe, OD, MPH, DrPH/Ida Chung, OD, MSHE, FCOVD, FAAO/Joshua Cameron PhD, FAAO/Naveen Yadav MS, PhD, FAAO/Christine Pham OD, FAAO. Chapter 11 – Interprofessional Eye Care: A Vision that Really Works


David Dickter, PhD/Daniel Robinson, PharmD, FASHP. Chapter 14 – A History of Interprofessional Education and Assessment at WesternU.