Long-time clinical associate professor of physical therapy named director of interprofessional healthcare education

May 28, 2024

Julie Booth

Julie Booth has been named director of interprofessional healthcare education at Quinnipiac.

Booth, a clinical associate professor of physical therapy in the School of Health Sciences, had served as assistant director of interprofessional healthcare education. She replaces Kim Hartmann, who is also a professor of occupational therapy, who is retiring in June.

“In my new role, I am excited to continue to advance interprofessional opportunities for our students within Quinnipiac and in the greater community,” Booth said. “I look forward to collaborating with multiple schools within Quinnipiac, other academic institutions, healthcare facilities and community partners to continue to grow the center and create new partnerships.”

Booth earned her doctorate, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in physical therapy and health science from the University of Michigan-Flint, as well as a bachelor’s degree in human development from Colby College. She joined Quinnipiac in 2010.

“Interprofessional education is essential for future healthcare practitioners as well as other professionals to provide clients with the best possible healthcare and outcomes,” Booth added.

The overarching purpose of the nationally recognized Center for Interprofessional Healthcare Education is to give students in the School of Health Sciences, School of Nursing and Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine the opportunity to develop skills in hands-on, team-based healthcare environments, preparing them for all of the obstacles inherent in modern healthcare.

Janelle Chiasera, dean of the School of Health Sciences, said Booth’s experience and scholarship in interprofessional education (IPE) led to her being nominated as a distinguished fellow of the National Academies of Practice.

“She brings with her strong knowledge of the structure of IPE within Quinnipiac and provided forward-focused ideas on the structure, funding and future of IPE at Quinnipiac. I look forward to seeing where she takes the center as she leads the next phase of excellence in Interprofessional Healthcare Education at Quinnipiac University," she said.

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