2018-19 Social Work IPL Fellows
Mary Eldredge, LMSW, is a faculty member at U-M Social Work in the office of field instruction. She obtained a BA in psychology and MSW, both through the University of Michigan. She has professional experience at the interpersonal and macro levels in health care, child welfare, mental health, and juvenile justice. She is an experienced clinician, policy writer, program developer, and grant author. She has worked on interprofessional teams throughout her career; these collaborations have resulted in retooling of state systems and facilities in juvenile justice as well as improving patient experiences and services in a traditional health care setting. She has found that more diverse teams lead to greater professional growth and increase impact on client systems. She believes that interprofessional collaboration is essential for the future succession and sustainability of many professions, including social work.
Shanna K. Kattari:
Shanna K. Kattari, PhD, MEd, CSE, ACS, is a transitional postdoctoral fellow and incoming assistant professor at the U-M School of Social Work. As a board-certified sexologist and certified sexuality educator, her current research focuses primary on transgender/non-binary individuals and their access to culturally responsive and inclusive health care. She received a BA from Colorado College in Sociology, a MEd from Widener University in Human Sexuality, and a PhD from the University of Denver School of Social Work. She has worked with community organizations, policy makers, and health professionals (including dentists, PCPs, OB-GYNs, orthopedic surgeons, psychologists, physical therapists, urologists, and social workers) in order to create more inclusive health care opportunities for LGBTQIA individuals, as well as people with disabilities. She strongly believes that providing robust and meaningful interprofessional education is the answer to creating more inclusive and effective access to health care for a variety of marginalized communities.