Shelley Cohen Konrad PhD, LCSW, FNAP is the Director of the School of Social Work, Professor in the School of Social Work and Director of the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC). A clinical social worker by training Shelley specializes in practice with children and families. Her book, Practice with Children and Families: A Relational Perspective was published in 2013. In 1988 Shelley established Touchstone Psychotherapy Associates, a mental health collaborative designed to meet the complex needs of children, families, and carers.... Read More
Shelley's research and scholarship focuses on children and families; and end-of-life; health perspectives of vulnerable populations
Karen is the Dean for the Westbrook College of Health Professions. She brings to this role 7 years of experience as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, providing leadership in health profession curriculum development and outcomes assessment, faculty development, and speciality accreditation expertise. Her research and scholarship focuses on interprofessional (IPE) curriculum development and evaluation. Karen led the design and implementation of UNE's innovative undergraduate IPE coursework.
Her experience in nursing education is diverse, having held faculty and administrative positions in associate, RN to BSN,... Read More
curricular innovation in higher education
interprofessional/ interdisciplinary education approaches
use of arts & humanities in higher education
active learning pedagogies
Teaching Experience: Dr Morton's teaching experience includes pediatrics, evidence-based practice, nursing theory and community heatlh nursing.
Direct Care/Clinical Experience: Dr Morton has a wide variety of experiences with pediatric clients ranging from the neonatal intensive care unit to school health. She additionally has worked in community based settings locally and abroad in Ghana, West Africa. Dr. Morton is board certified in Advanced Public Health nursing.
Research and Scholarship: Dr. Morton's research and scholarship interests lie in community based care with vulnerable... Read More
Utilization & Translation
International Health-specifically Sub-saharan Africa
Clinical Areas-School Health
Research Utilization and Translation
Dr. Graybeal is a Professor in the School of Social Work. From 2014-2016 he served as Director of the School of Community and Population Health and from 2008-2015 he was the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Westbrook College of Health Professions. In 2012-13 he also served as the Interim Director of the School of Social Work. His research and scholarship has focused on evidence-based practice in social work, interprofessional education in the health professions, and more recently on the role and... Read More
Dr. Hwyda Arafat graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt with highest honors. Upon completing her residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Clinical Pathology, she joined the faculty of Ain Shams University as an instructor of Anatomy and Histology. She received her Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences (Histopathology/Biochemistry) and her PhD in Cell Biology and Immunology from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Arafat received her... Read More
I am an artist with an extensive background in theatre. From 2000-2010 I worked for the Department of Theatre at University of Southern Maine. In 2006, I received my MFA from Maine College of Art where my thesis project was a protest against unfair labor practices in the form of a podcast walking tour of Wal-Mart. I also attended The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture where I continued to develop alternative delivery systems for art in service of social... Read More
non-profit board leadership
multi-disciplinary team leadership and management
As a member of UNE's Center for Excellence in Health Innovation’s professional research and consulting staff, Ms. Rodriguez has worked on program evaluation projects and population health needs assessments for regional and state governments as well as health workforce programs, health care providers and health systems. This includes responsibility for the design, implementation and analysis of evaluation research; responding to internal and external reporting needs and evaluation project management. During her tenure at UNE, major projects have included managing a... Read More
Michelle is thrilled to be part of the UNE team, coordinating IPEC events on Portland/Biddeford campuses and serving as an ambassador for collaboration among healthcare students.
Inspired by her grandfather – a Biddeford physician who relied heavily on his interprofessional connections to help create a better patient-centered experience – she happily brings her extensive communications, design and marketing experience to the IPEC table.
A Hills Beach native, Michelle graduated from Catherine McAuley High School in 2001, and received bachelor’s... Read More
Event Coordination and Promotion
Debra is a graduate of Saint Joseph's College of Maine with an MSN in nursing education and Duquesne University in Pittsburgh with a PhD in Nursing, where her work focused on care of the substance-affected mother/baby dyad. She has over 35 years of nursing experience in the specialties of adult and pediatric critical care and school nursing. She is an independent child care health consultant and co-owner of Nursing Knowledge Solutions, LLC. She has published and presented nationally and internationally... Read More
Family Presence During Resuscitation
Brianna joined the SBIRT Grant and IPEC Department in February 2017. She came to the University of New England from MaineGeneral Health, where she worked on various grants for their Prevention & Healthy Living Department, including harm reduction education and facilitating evidence-based programs.Read More