Denise Finch, OTD, OTR/L, CHT, FAOTA
Assistant Professor
MCPHS University
Denise Finch is an Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy at MCPHS University. As a member of the IPE Team, she works with colleagues to develop and deploy multi-campus IPE activities. Prior to joining MCPHS, Dr. Finch owned and operated WorkRite Medical Associates for 25+ years providing work rehabilitation and ergonomic consulting services. She has presented locally and nationally on topics related to ergonomics, return to work, and injury prevention programming. Dr. Finch has also co-authored two text book chapters and several articles about work and work injury rehabilitation.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Background: Our client population is becoming increasingly diverse. Cultural competence is an important skill set for health care providers to serve this diverse client population, improve healthcare outcomes and engage in collaborative work with colleagues. Interprofessional education (IPE) activities for healthcare students provide a vehicle to develop and enhance cultural competence. In this study, we sought to investigate the effect of university-wide interprofessional activities on cultural competence among students from four health care programs and explore student characteristics.…