Interprofessional Healthcare Research Interest Group


The Interprofessional Healthcare Research Interest Group (IPH RIG) is a meeting place for UConn researchers interested in patient-centered interprofessional (IP) health research and expanding collaboration and teamwork in healthcare. The term “interprofessional” refers to opportunities and experiences that involve more than one profession (e.g., pharmacy and nursing) instead of “interdisciplinary,” which may involve collaboration among different disciplines or specialties within the same profession (e.g., internal medicine and dermatology).

The IPH RIG’s mission is to (1) build upon existing IPH programmatic and educational research, (2) develop new and innovative evidence-based strategies to improve IPH and patient outcomes, and (3) provide opportunities for health professional students to engage in IPH-related research experiences in patient care settings, research laboratories, and/or broader communities. The group includes members from a range of departments and schools across all UConn campuses, as well as from local healthcare facilities, and community organizations.

The IPH RIG meets periodically throughout the year and co-sponsors IPH-related talks as part of the InCHIP Lecture Series. In addition, the RIG organizes and sponsors a variety of events and activities dedicated to achieving its mission.


The IPH RIG is led by:

Michelle Judge, PhD, RD, CD-N
Co-Chair, Interprofessional Healthcare Research Interest Group
Associate Professor, School of Nursing

Deborah Cornman, PhD
Co-Chair, Interprofessional Healthcare Research Interest Group
Associate Director & Associate Research Professor, InCHIP

Join Us

To join the IPH RIG, please fill out the form below:


Upcoming Event

Low Hanging Fruit Luncheon
Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from 11:30AM – 1:30PM
Location: Storrs Hall, Widmer Wing 01 (WW01), School of Nursing, 231 Glenbrook Rd, UConn Storrs
What:  Learn about the “low hanging fruits” that are ready to be picked – unfinished manuscripts, untapped datasets, grant applications that need revising, research ideas that can be developed. Find collaborators who can help bring these projects to fruition!
Register HERE for the free Luncheon.


Check back soon for conferences in the upcoming semester!

Interprofessional Healthcare RIG Resources


Health and Interprofessional Practice

This journal is “a peer-reviewed, open access journal dedicated to increasing the availability of high-quality evidence to inform patient care and practitioner education from an interprofessional perspective.”

Journal of Interprofessional Care

This journal “disseminates research and new developments in the field of interprofessional education and practice.”

Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice

This journal “provides innovative ideas for interprofessional educators and practitioners through peer-reviewed articles and reports.”

Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education

This journal is “an open access journal that disseminates theoretical perspectives, methodologies, and evidence-based knowledge to inform interprofessional practice, education, and research to improve health care delivery, quality of care, and health status for individuals, families, and communities.”

Organizations and Centers

American Interprofessional Health Collaborative
APTR Healthy People Curriculum Task Force
Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative (Canada)
Centre For The Advancement Of Interprofessional Education (UK)
National Academies of Practice
National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education