303-305 Marshall Building
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
How and why did you get involved in IPE?
Having worked as both a nurse and nurse practitioner in community/public health, I was fortunate to have had great experiences with interprofessional education and collaboration. After joining Eastern Michigan University, I was then fortunate enough to be able to work with many different health professions faculty on various interprofessional education projects.
What do you believe are the benefits?
The benefits of interprofessional education are numerous. Students can benefit from the shared
experiences and perspectives of varying health professions faculty and students, which can also increase their preparedness for collaborating with different types of health professionals once they are working in their careers.
What has been the most memorable experience or highlight of teaching IPE so far?
The most memorable experiences so far include working with health education faculty to provide
interprofessional education to health professions students, working with other health professions faculty
to provide interprofessional education regarding COVID-19 to health professions students, and
conducting an interprofessional education needs assessment with health professions faculty and
interprofessional education leaders in an effort to provide health professions faculty with what they need
to participate in and successfully teach interprofessional education.
Eastern Michigan University College of Health and Human Services Interprofessional Education (IPE)
Faculty Scholars Program, completed conference 7/20/15-7/22/15, ongoing project commitment fall 2015
Selected for Eastern Michigan University Interprofessional Education Mini-Grant, 2018
Hoffman, J.L., & Cowdery, J.E. (2022). Interprofessional education and collaboration in public health: A
multidisciplinary health professions IPE project. Journal of Public Health: From Theory to Practice, 30,
Hoffman, J.L., & Cowdery, J.E. (2021). Interprofessional collaboration in public health. Nursing
Education Perspectives, 42(1), 46-48. http://doi.org/10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000591
Hoffman, J.L., Graves, J., & Zakrajsek, A. (2023, September 18-19, 27-29). Translating a Needs
Assessment Into Outcomes at an IPE Center [Poster presentation]. Nexus Summit 2023 Virtual
Hoffman, J.L., & Cowdery, J.E. (2019, September 19-20). Interprofessional Education and Collaboration
in Public Health: A Multidisciplinary Health Professions IPE Project [Podium presentation]. 2019
Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education, and Research Center (MIPERC) Conference, Grand
Hoffman, J.L., & Cowdery, J.E. (2018, September 20-21). Community Health Nursing and Health
Education- It’s a Win-Win! [Podium presentation]. 2018 Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education,
and Research Center (MIPERC) Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.