Barbara Brandt

Dr. Brandt, director of the National Center, has served as associate vice president for education and professor, pharmaceutical care and health systems, at the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center since 2000. She has served as the principal investigator and director of the Minnesota Area Health Education Center (AHEC) statewide network, an interprofessional workforce development program for rural and urban underserved Minnesota. Dr. Brandt is responsible for implementing the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center 1Health initiative in interprofessional education in allied health, dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health and veterinary medicine. Dr. Brandt holds a Master of Education and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in adult and continuing education with a specialty in continuing professional education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She completed a Kellogg-sponsored post-doctoral fellowship for faculty in adult and continuing education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Brandt is active nationally in advancing the field of interprofessional health education. In 2007 she co-chaired the first Collaborating Across Borders conference held in Minneapolis.

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