Cohort 5 IPL Fellows Bios

Cohort 5 Fellows

Emily Ashjian
is a clinical assistant professor at the College of Pharmacy and a clinical pharmacist specialist in ambulatory care at Michigan Medicine. She provides care for patients in internal medicine as part of a patient centered medical home and with the Multidisciplinary Chronic Kidney Disease team at Michigan Medicine. Her research interests include the impact of innovative clinical pharmacy services on patient outcomes, cardiovascular risk reduction, diabetes, and chronic kidney disease. She also has interests in experiential education and the scholarship of teaching and learning. She aspires to empower patients to implement the recommendations made for their chronic disease states in both primary care and specialty settings, and envisions a role for interprofessional student teams to provide education and support.

Rick Barinbaum
is a lecturer at the School of Social Work, and he leads a practice seminar for social work students at the Student Run Free Clinic (SRFC), teaches at the Child Advocacy Law Clinic, and supervises social work students at the Pediatric Advocacy Clinic and the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center. He has spent much of his career working to enhance interprofessional practice in legal advocacy within a child welfare context and formerly worked as a social work director at the Center for Family Representation in NYC. He is interested in projects around integrated medicine, interprofessional education, medical-legal partnership, and trauma-informed IPE.

Angela Beck
Angela Beck is a clinical assistant professor of health behavior and health education and assistant dean for student engagement and practice at the School of Public Health. She is the principal investigator and director of two federally funded centers that focus on workforce factors that impact capacity to deliver public health and behavioral health services, including training and workforce development, worker characteristics and practice settings, development of effective integrated care teams, and regulatory factors impacting the workforce. She teaches courses on leadership and interprofessional practice, as well as project management and budgeting.

Katie Doyle
is a clinical assistant professor at the School of Social Work and teaches about leadership and management of social impact organizations. Among previous roles, she was executive director of Ozone House Youth and Family Services, which provides crisis intervention, shelter, housing, social support, therapy and case management to help youth experiencing homelessness and human trafficking, and other issues lead safe, healthy, and productive lives. She uses experiential activities in her courses and is interested in collaborative practice and IPE-focused simulations and tools for supporting team members’ progress.

Elizabeth Hatfield
is a house officer and resident in the School of Dentistry Orofacial Pain program. Recent research includes investigating pain control using neuromodulation in patients undergoing chemo-radiotherapy for locally advanced head and neck cancer. She developed an educational tool for emergency medicine residents for recognizing opportunities for collaboration and definitive followup care. She is working with a multidisciplinary team on a course in acute orofacial pain; targeted learners include practitioners in emergency medicine, family medicine, and urgent care.

Kristin Klein
is a clinical professor in the College of Pharmacy and a pediatric infectious diseases clinical pharmacist specialist at Michigan Medicine. She teaches primarily in the areas of pediatrics and infectious diseases–which are topics of her research and scholarship, along with innovative teaching practices and flipped classrooms. She is interested in integrating learners from multiple disciplines into consistently creating thoughtful care plans, which could be shared and discussed during rounds.

Adam Lepley
is a clinical assistant professor at the School of Kinesiology and is the clinical education coordinator for the athletic training program. His research focuses on origins of neuromuscular dysfunction, for the purpose of maintaining long-term health outcomes following acute injury. Much of his academic and research experience has involved interprofessional collaboration, with colleagues from orthopedic surgery, physical and occupational therapy, and other professions.

Martha McComas
is a clinical assistant professor at the School of Dentistry overseeing coursework from preclinical foundations to continuing education. Her research interests include curricula development, professional role identity, assessment, and cariology. She is interested in developing courses that incorporate oral care, oral trauma, pain control and the management of acute oral conditions, for physicians, medical personal, nurses and nurse practitioners, and physician assistants–practicing and/or students, to close gaps between dentistry and medicine and improve overall patient care.

Laura Prochnow
is a clinical instructor with the School of Nursing (Ann Arbor). She has been a nurse for 29 years specializing in emergency and cardiac care, and an academic educator for 13 years with emphasis on simulation education. She is interested in co-developing interprofessional simulation with a variety of health professional students/practitioners, to improve communication and teamwork skills to improve patient safety.

Susan Radzilowsk
i is an adjunct lecturer at the School of Social Work and has an appointment with Michigan Medicine in Pediatric Endocrinology where she works with young transgender and nonbinary patients, and their parents, to explore gender identity and make treatment recommendations to family and the medical team. Her research focuses on transgender youth, families, and social work ethics. She would like to co-develop a psycho-education group for parents of youth considering a gender transition. She is also interested in training mental health providers to serve transgender and nonbinary youth.

SpauldingShane Spaulding is a clinical assistant professor with UM-Flint College of Health Sciences. His research interests include identifying barriers to transitioning respiratory therapies to the outpatient setting, educating respiratory therapy educators, and palliative care for patients with chronic pulmonary lung diseases. As a clinical education coordinator, he works on experiential learning opportunities outside of standard entry-level respiratory therapy education. He is interested in methods for incorporating IPE into respiratory therapy degree advancement education.

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