Academic Health Center

Office of Education

Barbara Brandt

Barbara Brandt - !

Academic Title

Associate Vice President for Education, Academic Health Center


Masters of Education, Adult and Continuing Education, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Doctor of Philosophy, Adult and Continuing Education, specialty in continuing professional education, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Contact Info


(612) 625-3972

Office Address

Academic Health Center Admin
485 Childrens Rehab
MMC 501
426 Church Street
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Mailing Address

Academic Health Center Admin
485 Childrens Rehab
MMC 501
426 Church Street
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Bio Statement

Nationally and internationally known for her work in health professional education in general and in interprofessional education in particularly, Barbara Brandt serves as the Associate Vice President for Education within the University of Minnesota's Academic Health Center.

Since 2000, Dr. Brandt has held one of the only senior leadership positions in a U.S. university charged with systems-wide IPECP development across the health professions. She has developed leadership and capacity to align interprofessional education to practice, particularly in workforce development and the transformation of health care system. She developed the academic administrative platforms to support education and interprofessional education linked to practice.

In 2006, she led the development of the Collaborating Across Borders conference - a venue for leaders to exchange ideas about IPECP - with Dr. John Gilbert.

Dr. Brandt frequently speaks nationally and internationally on the topic of systems leadership in IPECP in such venues as the National Policy Forum, American Association of Medical Colleges, Health Services and Resource Administration Bureau of Health Professions Community-Based Interprofessional Linkages, among others. She recently co-authored with Dr. Madeline Schmitt and presented an invited paper, Interprofessional Education and Training in the United States – Resurgence and Refocus in Brisbane, Australia.

She has experience in creating a multi-function academic administrative service platform with various funding streams, including fee-based, state and federal grants, state and tuition funding. She has served on an accreditation council, managed promotion and tenure at a University level, and is responsible for managing the approval of health science academic programs. She regularly prepares policy briefs for the University of Minnesota Board of Regents, has testified before the Minnesota State Legislature, and has created multiple boards who advise programs in the AHC Office of Education such as the Minnesota Area Health Education Network.

Leadership Roles
  • Director, Clinical and Science Translational Institute’s Office of Interprofessional Workforce Development, University of Minnesota
  • Professor, Pharmaceutical Care and Health Systems, University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy
  • Director, Minnesota Area Health Education Center (MN AHEC), University of Minnesota
  • Member, Board of Directors of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education - the accreditation agency for pharmacy educational programs
  • Member, Non-profit Board of Directors, Life Science Alley Institute and Park Nicolet Institute
  • 2004 member of the Kellogg Commission on Community-Engaged Scholarship in the Health Professions
  • 2000, United States Public Health Service Primary Care Policy Fellow


  • 2002, Samuel W. Melendy Memorial Lecturer, University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy



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