2023 SAEMF/ADIEM Research Grant - $4,000

"Combining Interprofessional Education Simulation and Coaching to Teach Health Equity"

Due to recent events revealing that systemic racism continues to plague society and the medical system, health care and interprofessional educators and practitioners find ourselves at a crucial time for making change in how we educate and how we deliver services that are most impactful. While interprofessional education (IPE) is grounded in competency areas surrounding teamwork, ethical practice, understanding of roles and responsibilities and communication, this education falls short if we fail to bring an equity lens to the discussion. Additionally, educators must encourage practice, reflection and reinforcement in order to integrate acquired skills into practice. Here, we propose the development of educational training that has a diversity, equity and inclusion pathway to practice and focuses on the intersection of anti-racism and IPE work as we prepare learners in our discipline.


  • Turner-Anisha[1]

    Anisha R. Turner, MD, MBA

    Baylor College of Medicine

    "Combining Interprofessional Education Simulation and Coaching to Teach Health Equity"

    Dr. Anisha Turner is an educator, patient advocate and Texas native physician that completed her undergraduate training at Rice University in Houston, Texas and her medical school training at UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. For residency, she left the lone star state to pursue a combined emergency medicine and family medicine residency training program at Louisiana State University, one of only two programs of its kind in the country. After emergency/family medicine resident training, she returned to Texas as an education and administration fellow at Baylor College’s of Medicine’s Section of Emergency Medicine. During fellowship, she received her MBA in Health Administration and completed several projects in patient safety, health equity and interprofessional education. She currently serves as an assistant professor, core faculty, and assistant director of justice, equity and inclusion for the Department of Emergency Medicine Residency program. She is also an adjunct faculty with the Family Medicine Department and serves as course director for multiple undergraduate medical education courses. 

    Dr. Turner’s interests focus on interprofessional education, health equity, patient advocacy/safety, and health administration including interdepartmental relations, care transitions, quality improvement, and feedback and evaluation.