Jennifer Brame, EdD, MS, RDH
University of North Carolina Adams School of Dentistry
Jennifer Brame is a Professor in the Division of Comprehensive Oral Health at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Adams School of Dentistry. She is Director of Interprofessional Education and the Graduate Dental Hygiene Education Master’s Degree Program. Jennifer is engaged in graduate and undergraduate interprofessional education, research, and mentoring. She is a reviewer and team member for Smiles for Life National Oral Health Curriculum. Jennifer is an editorial review board member for the Journal of Dental Hygiene and has published in several peer-reviewed journals, including Nurse Education Today, Nursing Education Perspectives, and Journal of Dental Education.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Background: Many patients at the University of North Carolina Adams School of Dentistry present with complex and often undiagnosed medical needs. Twenty-two percent report not visiting a primary care provider within 2 years and 55% have high blood pressure. Uncontrolled hypertension can create significant barriers to dental care, increasing the risk of poor oral-systemic health. To address this need, a student-led interprofessional health intervention in dentistry was created to provide at-home hypertension management for dental patients. Methods: Patients diagnosed with hypertension or…
Background: Collaborative Online Learning (COL) has been designated by the Health Professions Accreditors Collaborative as an interprofessional learning modality that utilizes information and communication technology to facilitate collaboration between students from different health programs or with practitioners that represent different professions. Innovative approaches to COL have been investigated to address logistical challenges that limit the implementation of interprofessional education. Using a combination of an unfolding case study and virtual reality simulation may solve these…