Dr. Laura Pejsa is a seasoned evaluator with a drive to improve the way we educate and serve our communities. Her research and practice focuses on evaluation capacity building, teaching individuals and groups how to conduct their own programmatic research and evaluation. Dr. Pejsa has been consulting for education, healthcare and nonprofit organizations for over a decade. Her work has included clinical site visits and observations, data analysis and reporting consulting, evaluation planning, and high level strategic advising with interprofessional education sites across the country. Dr. Pejsa is currently the Director of Evaluation and Organizational Learning at the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education and the lead evaluator on the University of Minnesota’s Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) grant in the Department of Family Medicine.
Laura Pejsa, MA, PhD
Director of Evaluation and Organizational Learning
Lead Evaluator, University of Minnesota’s Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP)
National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota Medical School
Big Picture/Local View: An Accessible Toolkit for Informatics-Informed Program Design and Evaluation
The principles of interprofessional practice and education, with a focus on teams and patient-centered care, have become a mainstay of many funding opportunities that focus on practice transformation, new models of care and preparing the future work health workforce. Yet, many programs do not have practical experience designing interprofessional learning experiences around these principles nor an informatics infrastructure to assess its outcomes. Organizations seeking to implement interprofessional practice and education transformation to achieve outcomes that matter most to people…