Improving Patient Outcomes and Advancing Careers: The Value of Clinician-Researcher Collaborations


Successful collaborations between clinicians and researchers not only lead to advances in patient and participant outcomes, but they also have personal and professional benefits for clinicians and researchers. In this session, a panel of experts will inspire and empower attendees to form and maintain clinician-researcher collaborations by sharing their own personal collaboration success stories and recommendations. Panelists will represent a variety of practice areas including academic medicine, the Veterans Affairs health system, and advocacy/policy. This session will be moderated by an award-winning dietitian, who has successfully combined clinical practice and research throughout her productive career.

Planned with the Research Dietetic Practice Group

Learning Objectives

Describe how clinician-researcher collaborations may benefit attendees’ careers as well as patient outcomes

Apply strategies and tactics shared during the presentation to develop new clinician-researcher collaborations

Employ strategies and tactics shared during the presentation to sustain and/or expand successful clinician-researcher collaborations

Performance Indicators

6.4 Engages in scholarly activities through critical inquiry, continuous learning, application of evidence to practice, and support of research activities

1.1 Demonstrates and maintains competence in practice

14.4Coordinates human resource activities, adhering to labor agreements, organizational policies and applicable legislation


Christina Badaracco

Research Scientist

Avalere Health

Monica Serra

Research Health Scientist/Associate Professor

Department of Veterans Affairs/UT Health San Antonio

Denise Snyder

Associate Dean for Clinical Research

Duke University School of Medicine


Carol Ireton Jones

Nutrition Therapy Specialist

Good Nutrition for Good Living

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