About Us

Learn more about the coordinating body of IPE and collaborative practice at UW.

Brenda Zierler, PhD, RN, FAAN

Director of Research and Training of Externally Funded Grants
Professor, Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics

Tracy Brazg, PhD, MSW, MPH

Director of Operations, Interprofessional Education
Ethics Consultant, University of Washington Medical Center

Nicole Summerside, MHA

Manager of Program Operations

Rachel Lazzar, MSW

Program Operations Specialist

Megan Miller, MEd, MPH

Continuing Education Specialist 

Laurel Barchet, BS, ADN

Web Information Specialist

Debra Liner, BA

Program Operations Specialist

Ben Hoverter, BA

Web Developer

Founding and Past Directors

Pamela Mitchell, PhD, CNRN, FAAN 

Founding Director, Health Sciences Partnerships in Interprofessional Education (HSPICE)
Professor, Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics
Professor Emeritus, Department of Health Services, School of Public Health

Basia Belza, PhD, RN, FAAN 

The Aljoya Endowed Professor in Aging, Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics
Adjunct Professor, UW School of Public Health
Investigator, UW Health Promotion Research Center 

Nanci Murphy, PharmD 

Collaborative Practice Specialist, CHSIE
Associate Dean, School of Pharmacy (2001-2014)
Director of Student Leadership Programs (2014-2016)

Amy Kim, DDS 

Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry
Director, Regional Initiatives in Dental Education (RIDE Program)