Tina P. Gunaldo, PhD, RN, MHS
Director, Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice, Louisiana State University Health New Orleans

Tina Gunaldo is the director for the Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans.  She has engaged in IPE for the past seven years.  In addition to presentations and publications, Dr. Gunaldo serves on the Louisiana Immunization Workgroup supporting a collaborative approach to increasing immunization rates, as well as contributes to the development of the Louisiana Area Health Education Center's (AHEC) Scholar curricular program.  Most importantly, Dr. Gunaldo is supported by a wonderful team of over 80 faculty trained in IPE, who have supported and/or integrated IPE into their academic practice.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Healthy People 2020 has identified 42 core topic areas affecting population health. One of the topic areas is immunization and infectious diseases. Healthy People 2020 immunization objectives include maintaining or increasing vaccination rates for children, adolescents and adults. Traditionally, the medical, nursing, physician assistant and public health professions are affiliated with providing immunizations and related education.