Janice Furlong, MSW, LICSW
Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work
Boston University School of Social Work
Janice Furlong, MSW, LICSW, is a Clinical Associate Professor at Boston University School of Social Work. She is a four-time recipient of BUSSW’s Teaching Excellence Award. In 2015, she received Boston University’s highest teaching award, the Metcalf Cup and Prize for Excellence in Teaching. Her practice and scholarly interests include interprofessional collaboration, development and evaluation of learner-centered teaching methods, gender bias in clinical practice, and clinical supervision. Ms. Furlong has forty years of clinical practice experience with children, families, and adults in a variety of inpatient and community mental health settings.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Societal focus on personal responsibility for obesity has been shown to contribute to negative attitudes about people with obesity among healthcare providers and internalized weight bias among patients. Consequences of weight stigma include social isolation, stress, negative health behaviors and less frequent medical care. An interprofessional approach is needed to address the complexity of obesity in a way that decreases stigma and promotes physical and emotional wellbeing. The Boston University Community Health Alliance of Medical Professionals (BU CHAMPs) is an education and practice-based…
To effectively support and optimize interprofessional practice and education, interprofessional faculty and clinical providers need to be purposeful in both the design of the curriculum and clinical learning environment. Design should be longitudinal, rooted in IPEC competencies, inclusive to all disciplines participating and centered on the needs of those served in the clinical environment. Boston University Community Health Alliance of Medical Professionals (BU CHAMPs) was created with funding from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA T0BHP30021) in 2016 to address siloed…