Gerri Lamb, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor and Senior Advisory to the Center for Advancing Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research
ASU Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation
Gerri Lamb, PhD, RN, FAAN, is Professor and Senior Advisor to the Center for Advancing Interprofessional Practice, Education, and Research at Arizona State University, Phoenix Arizona. Dr. Lamb is a past chair of AIHC and served as co-chair of the 2019 National Center Summit. She has been PI on several interprofessional practice and education grants contributing new learning programs using e-learning, digital magazine, and micro-learning formats. She currently is co-PI on a cross university-health system grant to design and evaluate the primary care CLE of the future.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

The Finding Ease in Caregiving Project lays the foundation for a unique interprofessional collaboration delivered by multiple professions including a musician, case manager, two nurses and a socio-environmental gerontologist. This novel intervention highlights the critical role of interprofessional teams working together to develop multifaceted patient-centered strategies to improve health outcomes. One in ten Americans over age sixty-five has Alzheimer’s Disease or a related dementia (ADRD)- over five million individuals. While many caregiver’s express satisfaction in their role, they also…
Master adaptive learning has been adopted as a conceptual underpinning for professional development and continuous lifelong learning. The ability to adapt expertise to routine and uncommon situation is essential in all the health professions. Master adaptive learning encourages agility and creativity and provides ways to do this across the continuum of learning and clinical situations. To date, however, the concepts and strategies associated with master adaptive learning have been applied primarily at the level of individual learner. This seminar explores how elements critical in developing…
The objectives of this seminar are for participants to Examine matrix analysis approaches to align relationships of quality improvement and research initiatives with regulatory requirements and community assessments that target interprofessional community-embedded curriculum development Identify interprofessional academic-practice team needs, goals and objectives for population health mapping Discuss strategies to perform community needs’ assessments across geospatial dimensions   The design of community-engaged, interprofessional clinical learning environments (CLEs) requires…
Numerous organizations, like NCICLE and ACGME, have advanced our understanding and recognition of optimal interprofessional clinical learning environments (CLEs). To date, however, there are few guides for operationalizing essential elements of CLEs in real-world practices. This seminar uses the insights and lessons from two different interprofessional CLE start-up projects, one associated with multiple academic and clinical partners and one being developed in concert with plans for a new family medicine residency program. The aim of both projects is to design transformative learning…
Since the advent of the HITECH Act (2009), there has been exponential growth of the electronic health record (EHR). While advances in clinical decision support and limited interoperability have been made, limitations in EHR functionality still exist for clinicians. This is particularly evident for healthcare teams. EHR platforms were designed for individual end-users and lack functionality for active teaming in the clinical arena. Better EHR technology infrastructure is needed to optimize team-based care to optimally impact patient outcomes. The purpose of this Lightning Talk is to describe (…
Facilitator:  Christine Arenson, MD, Co-Director, National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education   It is a bold vision to consider how to redesign healthcare to meet the changing needs of society, including increasingly complex care that is influenced by social determinants of health, health equity and systemic racism. Yet, courageous leaders across healthcare are doing just that – exploring how to adjust the direction and trajectory of their professions to move forward in meaningful ways to deliver high quality primary care to every American. During this plenary,…
Developing sustainable partnerships between academic and clinical settings is a central goal for achieving the aims of the Nexus. More commonly, academic, and clinical participants work on short-term achievable goals and hope for the best for maintaining and sustaining the momentum required for partnership. This seminar provides practical tools and strategies for creating foundations for sustainable partnerships.   The objectives of this seminar are for participants to: Experiment with tools to develop shared mental models across settings. Outline the key steps in the path to…