Susan Hyde, BSc, DDS, MPH, PhD, FACD
Professor of Clinical Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences
University of California San Francisco
Dr. Susan Hyde is a professor at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Dentistry. She has co-developed, implemented, and evaluated longitudinal interprofessional curricula for all 5 health professions at UCSF. Her research concentrates on oral health disparities, geriatric dentistry, interprofessional education, and dental public health, focusing primarily on clinic to community trans­la­tional research (T2/T3) studies. Dr. Hyde is the Associate Director of the NIH-funded Coordinating Center to Help Eliminate/Reduce Oral Health Inequalities in Children (CC-HEROIC), supporting 4 UH3 community-based prevention trials in high risk communities in Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, and Los Angeles.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Simulation and standardized patients (SPs) provide valuable opportunities to improve interprofessional collaboration skills by allowing trainees to engage in authentic clinical settings, tasks, and roles. Since 2009, UCSF has conducted an annual Interprofessional Standardized Patient Exercise (ISPE). Each year, more than 500 learners from seven health professional schools (Chaplaincy, Dentistry, Dietetics, Nursing, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Physical Therapy) work in teams to evaluate a SP with multiple chronic conditions, develop a care plan, and debrief the experience. Prior to 2020, the ISPE…