Dr. Barbara Maxwell
Dr. Barbara Maxwell is Associate Dean & Executive Director of the Interprofessional Practice and Education Center at Indiana University. She is a professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at IU School of Medicine and adjunct Professor of Physical Therapy in the School of Health & Human Science.
Dr. Maxwell has been involved in interprofessional education and collaborative practice since the late 1980’s when she was involved with interprofessional teams in cardiac rehabilitation, and with rapid response community teams for individuals recovering from a stroke. She has worked in this field in the US, Europe, and Asia, and is active in the Interprofessional world both nationally and internationally.
She is a member of the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative (AIHC) and serves as the AIHC representative to Interprofessional.Global: The Global Confederation for Interprofessional Practice and Education. She has served on the Council of the National Academies of Practice and was the inaugural chair of the Physical Therapy Academy.
She is an a member of InterprofessionalResearch.Global, an international collaborative organization focused on bringing together experts in the field to advance interprofessional practice, research, and theory generation, at the global level.