University at Buffalo - The State University of New York
Skip to Content

Interprofessional Education

Interprofessional education (IPE) occurs when two or more professions learn with, about, and from each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes.

Benefits of IPE

IPE prepares students from different health professions to work in a collaborative, team environment to provide highly effective patient- and population-centered care. Interprofessional teams enhance the quality of patient care, lower healthcare costs, decrease inpatient lengths of stay, and reduce medical errors. Patients receive safer, high quality care when health professionals work effectively in a team, communicate productively and understand each other's roles.

Questions? Contact Dr. Diane Elze

Diane E. Elze

Associate Professor; MSW Program Director


Research Interests: Adolescent Health, Adolescent Mental Health, HIV Prevention Interventions and Adolescents, LGBT

628 Baldy Hall

Phone: 716-645-1228; Fax: 716-645-3456

Email: deelze@buffalo.edu