Melissa Gross, PhD
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Associate Professor of Movement Science
University of Michigan
Dr. Melissa Gross has been on the faculty at the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology since 1991, and is currently an associate professor of Movement Science and director of the Behavioral Biomechanics Laboratory. Dr. Gross also holds an appointment as an associate professor in the Stamps School of Art and Design. She completed her PhD in Kinesiology (Biomechanics) at the University of California Los Angeles.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Background Previous IPE interventions have been limited to one-time/short-term experiences due to the feasibility of planning and cost-effectiveness. Few reports on introductory experiential learning exist leaving questions on the best format and outcome measures; hence, LIFE was developed. LIFE is a virtual longitudinal experiential approach to prepare early learners outside of the classroom with a foundation of the socioecological model(SEM) and social determinants of health(SDH). Learners collaboratively explored the impact of the patient/family’s interface with the health-system and…