2018-19 U-M Flint IPL Fellows
Reza Amini has a PhD in sociology of aging, a doctorate in general medicine, and an MPH. His research has focused on health status and health care consumption in the U.S., cutting across related disciplines to provide novel ideas about health determinants. Prior to PhD studies, he had 15 years of clinical practice and studying health needs among Iran-Iraq war survivors. He has examined health-related quality of life and how to sustain or even enhance it (particularly in later life, when significantly affected by physiological dysfunction and accordingly lower levels of social engagement).
Judy Haefner, DNP, MSN, BS, is an assistant professor at University Michigan-Flint School of Nursing, and is lead faculty for the psychiatric nurse practitioner program that she developed for the department. She is a psychiatric nurse practitioner, certified in both child adolescent and family mental health. She is currently conducting research in the mental health nurse practitioner practicum course on student attitudes on interprofessional education (IPE) before and after a series of assignments engaging student in IPE for patient care, and she has presented preliminary results of her research at national conferences. She received her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Oakland University, post-master’s certification in family mental health, and master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Wayne State.