Kyeongra Yang, PhD, MPH, RN
Associate Professor
Rutgers University
Dr. Yang is an Associate Professor of Nursing at Rutgers University. As a population health researcher, her research has been focused on various health issues among community dwelling older adults, which include sleep, frailty, quality of life, social connections, and fall preventions. Since 2005, she has been teaching the Community Health Nursing Theory and Practicum for undergraduate nursing students and supervised students in research in related areas and at various levels. In addition, since 2019, she has been actively involved in a community osteoporosis and fall prevention interprofessional education program with a team of pharmacy and physical therapy faculty.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Interprofessional Student Poster Description: Background: Osteoporosis is a preventable metabolic bone disease that increases the risk of debilitating falls and fractures. Early screening is important to identify people at risk for osteoporosis and falls. We developed an Osteoporosis and Fall Risk Interprofessional Practice and Education (IPPE) Event where students can learn and perform a comprehensive screening. The study's purpose was to evaluate the effectiveness of interprofessional peer-teaching during an osteoporosis and fall risk screening.Design: Student participants were recruited…