Kristin Mahr, PhD, MS, PA-C
Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Education
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Kristin Arneson Mahr, PhD, MS, PA-C is an Assistant Professor and the Director of Clinical Education for the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. She was appointed as faculty in January 2013. She graduated from the Exercise Science Program at Winona State University in 1996 with a Bachelor in Science and a dual major in Cardiac Rehabilitation and Corporate Wellness and worked in Cardiac Rehabilitation at Highland Park Hospital. During this time she also completed a Master in Science degree in Exercise Physiology from Northeastern Illinois University in 1999. In 2003 Dr. Arneson Mahr returned to her academic career at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFUMS) to earn a Master in Science degree in Physician Assistant Practice in 2005. Immediately upon graduation, she started her career as a physician assistant in surgery and emergency medicine, and eventually transitioning to family medicine and then working in Family Medicine at Access Community Health Network. Dr. Arneson Mahr completed a certificate degree in Health Professions education in 2014 and her PhD in Interprofessional Healthcare Studies from RFUMS in 2020. She continues to contribute to experiential research in the areas of substance use disorder, opioid use disorder, interprofessional education and practice. Her academic focus is pediatric medicine and clinical year curriculum. She is a member of several professional societies, including the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA).

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

The World Health Organization (WHO) states that interprofessional collaborative practice happens when multiple health workers from different professional backgrounds work together with patients, families, and communities to deliver the highest quality of care. There is increasing evidence that healthcare delivery through interprofessional practice (IPP) improves patient outcomes. Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFUMS) is a leader in the field of interprofessional education (IPE) and is devoted to providing interprofessional courses and clinical experiences. The…