Andrea Pfeifle became the first associate vice chancellor for Interprofessional Practice and Education (IPE) for Ohio State’s seven health sciences colleges and the Wexner Medical Center in July 2020.
Dr. Pfeifle come from Indiana University Interprofessional Practice and Education Center, where she served as its executive director for the past six years. She has an impressive and extensive career in education, working to advance interprofessional education and teaching collaborative practice models across medical and health science education programs for more than 25 years.
In addition to directing the Interprofessional Practice and Education Center, Dr. Pfeifle was associate dean of Interprofessional Health Education and Practice and associate professor of family medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine and adjunct associate professor of physical therapy at Indiana University-Purdue University School of Health and Human Sciences.
As associate vice chancellor for IPE at Ohio State, Dr. Pfeifle works with each health science college to further develop and implement a new curriculum for IPE, and creates new educational models of practice across the Wexner Medical Center to create a learning environment that best prepares students for the future of team-based care.
Prior to joining IU, she worked at the University of Kentucky from 1998 to 2014 in various roles, including as instructor in the colleges of Health Professions and of Medicine, director of Education in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, chair of the Interprofessional Education Working Group and inaugural director of the Center for Interprofessional Education, Research, and Practice.
Dr. Pfeifle earned her Doctor of Instruction and Administration, her Master of Science in instructional systems design and a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Kentucky. She completed a postgraduate fellowship in media design and production from the University of Kentucky.
A funded researcher since 1995, she is currently the PI for “Responding to the Addictions Crisis, Education: Leveraging Interprofessional Education to Improve Training for Future Health Professionals in Pain Management, Alternatives to Opioids, and Better Prescribing Practices,” and co-PI for “Value-Based Medical Student Education Training Program.”