Cohort 4 IPL Fellows Bios
Joshua Brewster directs the departments of social work and spiritual care at Michigan Medicine, where he is involved in the change process to transform care to meet the needs of a changing health care environment. He works with staff of all levels across disciplines to improve staff engagement, patient satisfaction and outcomes, and key performance metrics while being fiscally prudent. He is an adjunct clinical assistant professor at the U-M School of Social Work and participated in the Western Uganda IP-X grant as the social work faculty member.
Denise Campbell is an assistant professor at UM-Flint School of Nursing who teaches in the accelerated nursing program. A nurse for over 30 years, she has extensive experience in emergency medicine. She has been involved in and funded for interprofessional collaborations, including work in simulation-enhanced interprofessional education. The primary focus of her scholarship is simulation-based educational research that involves assisting graduate nurses to safely transition into practice within the emergency department.
Emily Foxen-Craft is an assistant professor of pediatric psychology at U-M Medical School. Her work focuses on interdisciplinary pediatric chronic pain management. Research and clinical work in particular focus on prevention and treatment approaches for children and adolescents with chronic pain, in collaboration with physicians, physical and occupational therapists, and art and recreation therapists. Along with pediatric neurology, she co-developed and co-leads Project ECHO: Pediatric Headache, an innovative telementoring program for community pediatricians statewide for assessment and management of pediatric headaches.
Diane Hoelscher is the assistant director of Community-Based Collaborative Care and Education (CBCCE) and faculty development at U-M School of Dentistry. She teaches in clinic and in restorative dentistry courses, and directs community-based outreach. Her research interests include dental materials and interprofessional and community-based education, with special interest in the scholarship of teaching and learning. From 2015-2017 she was senior VP for professional development at the American Dental Education Association.
Karen Keune is a clinical instructor at U-M School of Nursing in Ann Arbor, with a background in law and education as well as nursing. In community settings, she has worked on improving outcomes for under-served, under-insured, and uninsured individuals, and how a clinical team can tip the axis of health care for those who need it most. Her doctoral research was on “IPE: How Curriculum Influences and Develops Future Healthcare Professionals.”
Erika Manu is a clinical assistant professor at U-M Medical School. She teaches interprofessional teams in the hospital-setting palliative care clinic, where she interacts with learners from nursing, pharmacy, social work, and dietary backgrounds. She teaches internal medicine residents in the geriatric clinic on a weekly basis, coordinating and assessing their education experience. She has worked to improve residents’ confidence in skills to care for patients with dementia via development of a novel interactive workshop addressing the difficult topic of eating and feeding problems.
Daicia Price works as clinical assistant faculty at U-M School of Social Work, ensuring that new professionals have the skills to enter the workforce as leaders–to reach out, raise hope, and change society. Previously, as a clinical practice improvement specialist in Wayne County, she was instrumental in creating a centralized interprofessional student training program. She has worked on facilitating interprofessional case-based training for behavioral health providers in a public setting with collaborating university training programs.
Nicholas Prush is a clinical assistant professor and founding program director in the Respiratory Therapy Degree Advancement Program at the UM-Flint. He has worked in a variety of hospital settings as a clinician, and for a decade as an educator. At U-M he’s had involvement with interprofessional education for two years. He’s a training center coordinator for the American Heart Association, and provides cardiopulmonary resuscitation training for students in the community. He is president-elect of the the Michigan Society for Respiratory Care House of Representatives.
Jacqueline Ragheb is an assistant professor of anesthesiology and director of Michigan Medicine’s preoperative anesthesia clinic. She regularly covers transplant, orthopedic, urology and general surgery operating lists, providing anesthesia and acute pain management. She designed and wrote the perioperative medicine curriculum for resident education and conducts discussions of preoperative assessment of surgical cases with residents, fellows, and students. Currently she is involved in a multidisciplinary project designing a geriatric surgical care pathway.
Michelle Sahli is an assistant professor at UM Flint-College of Health Sciences. Her teaching/mentoring areas include epidemiology, biostatistics, and partnering with community members. Her research has led her to understand that eye diseases in the elderly often result in loss of vision that is not always promptly detected and corrected. She is interested in factors that would lessen the consequences of vision loss, and in designing pragmatic programs to detect vision loss. She is also interested in how care providers communicate with patients and each other.
Eric Scott is an associate professor of pediatrics at the U-M Medical School. Much of his teaching, research, and clinical work focuses on interdisciplinary treatment of pediatric pain and psychological comorbidities associated with pain leading to reductions in opioid therapy. He has had a leadership role in the Pediatric Comprehensive Pain Clinic, and is founding director of MiPAIN. He co-led a Pain Management and Opioid-Related Harm Reduction Initiative at Michigan Medicine to create safe, effective, and comprehensive models to treat pain, and is looking ahead to a pain educational campaign for providers and patients.
Carmen Stokes is an RN, certified Family Nurse Practitioner, and associate professor at UM-Flint School of Nursing. She has a PhD in educational studies and is lead faculty for RN-BSN Leadership and Management courses. Her research areas include community-based participatory research, cardiovascular health, air quality, pollutants and particulate matter, walking programs and nutrition–with current focus on African American student experiences at religiously affiliated universities, underrepresented faculty, and obesity and physical activity in Genesee County. Previous projects include nursing student behaviors in critical thinking, clinical practice in mental health nursing, and student success.
Suzanne Trojanowski is an assistant clinical professor of physical therapy at U-M-Flint. Her clinical background is in acute care and inpatient rehabilitation. Her clinical expertise is in stroke and acquired brain injury. She is PI of a feasibility study that is looking at a diabetes education and exercise program using a multidisciplinary approach.
Chuanwu Xi is a professor of Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) and Global Public Health and directs Global Environmental Health in the EHS department at U-M School of Public Health. His research focuses on biofilms, water quality and treatment, and human health in interrelated areas. He has collaborated with health professionals to reduce device-associated and hospital-acquired infections. He has developed programs and courses to motivate students toward international internships to address global health disparity issues.
Anao Zhang is a health and mental health researcher at U-M School of Social Work, with interests in integrated behavioral health, social determinants of health, and psychosocial oncology. He aims to understand how various psychosocial factors can affect individuals health and well-being, and how interdisciplinary collaboration can buffer such impact. A licensed clinical social worker and certified CBT therapist, he has teaching experience in clinical social work practice, interprofessional collaboration in health care settings, and hospitals.