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Susan M. Meyer, PhD, is co-director of the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education and associate dean for education and professor in Pitt’s School of Pharmacy. Dr. Meyer received a BS in Pharmacy from Ohio Northern University, and received her MS and PhD degrees in pharmacy practice education from Purdue University. In 2001, Dr. Meyer was recognized as a Purdue University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Distinguished Alumna for significant contributions to the profession of pharmacy. Dr. Meyer received a similar recognition from Ohio Northern University in 2011.
From 1990 to 2006, Dr. Meyer served as a staff member for the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, the national organization representing the interests of pharmacy education and educators.
Dr. Meyer’s activities since she joined the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy in 2006 focus on curricular and institutional quality improvement, instructional design and assessment, faculty development, and interprofessional health professions education. Dr. Meyer chairs the University’s Working Group on Interprofessional Education, composed of academic leaders from the Health Sciences Library System and the Schools of Pharmacy, Dental Medicine, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, and Social Work at the University.
From 2002 through 2014, Dr. Meyer represented pharmacy education on the Healthy People Curriculum Task Force, an interprofessional group convened by the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) to advance the education of future health care professionals in the areas of clinical prevention and population health. Convened in response to Healthy People 2010, the Task Force produced a Clinical Prevention and Population Health Curriculum Framework to provide a common core of knowledge for clinical health professions about individual and population‐oriented prevention and health promotion efforts.
In 2010-11, Dr. Meyer participated as a member of the Interprofessional Education Collaborative Expert Panel that authored Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice. She served as lead author for the resource Advancing Interprofessional Clinical Prevention and Population Health Education: Curriculum Development Guide for Health Professions Faculty. The curriculum guide, a crosswalk between the Core Competencies and APTR’s Clinical Prevention and Population Health Curriculum Framework, is a resource for faculty members in health professions education programs seeking to design and implement interprofessional learning activities in the area of clinical prevention and population health.
Dr. Meyer served as a member of the board of directors of the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative (AIHC) since its inception through June 2016, and served as AIHC chair in 2013-14. Her work with AIHC included program planning for Collaborating Across Borders conferences and serving as the US co-chair for Collaborating Across Borders IV in Vancouver, Canada. Dr. Meyer and her colleagues at the University of Pittsburgh hosted the premier global conference on interprofessional practice and education, All Together Better Health VII, in June 2014.
Dr. Meyer serves as special advisor to the director of the National Center on Interprofessional Practice and Education and chairs the National Center’s Nexus Learning System Advisory Committee.