Philippa Mason
MSSW Student
The University of Texas at Austin, Steve Hicks School of Social Work
Philippa Mason is a current Master of Science in Clinical Social Work student at The University of Texas at Austin. Her clinical work has focused on children and adolescents in community settings. Philippa is also an independent consultant in the non-profit and public sectors who supports organizations on strategic planning and process improvement. She previously worked for the Boston Consulting Group, where she was a member of the Social Impact and Education practices. She received a Master of Science in Marketing and Management from The University of Virginia in 2015.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

The pandemic highlighted the need for a team-based approach to address social determinants of health (SDOH) to improve health outcomes. Addressing upstream factors requires constructive dialogue with community stakeholders, an important skill that most health professions learners do not receive formal training on. Virtual simulations can be used to train learners to plan and execute interprofessional, team-based community interventions. Simulation design must target skills development and change management processes. This is a description of the implementation and program evaluation of an…