Danielle Rulli, RDH, MS, DHSc
Clinical Associate Professor and Director, Graduate Dental Hygiene Program
University of Michigan
Danielle Rulli, RDH, MS, DHSc is a Clinical Associate Professor of Dentistry at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Department of Periodontics & Oral Medicine, Division of Dental Hygiene and is the Director of the Master’s of Science in Dental Hygiene program. Dr. Rulli’s research interests include interprofessional education/collaboration, integrated care, clinical and online learning, and the nonsurgical treatment of periodontal and peri-implant diseases. She maintains active clinical practice in the Department of Periodontics & Oral Medicine Faculty Practice

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Background Previous IPE interventions have been limited to one-time/short-term experiences due to the feasibility of planning and cost-effectiveness. Few reports on introductory experiential learning exist leaving questions on the best format and outcome measures; hence, LIFE was developed. LIFE is a virtual longitudinal experiential approach to prepare early learners outside of the classroom with a foundation of the socioecological model(SEM) and social determinants of health(SDH). Learners collaboratively explored the impact of the patient/family’s interface with the health-system and…