Teddie Potter

Clinical Professor
Director of Planetary Health
Special Coordinator Doctor of Nursing Practice in Health Innovation and Leadership
Appointed member of the University of Minnesota Bias Response Team
Biography

Bio

Dr. Potter is deeply committed to climate change education including co-founding Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate, membership in the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments, and membership on the American Academy of Nursing Environment and Public Health Expert Panel. She is a member of the Coordinating Committee of Columbia University’s Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education and a Fellow in the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota. She chairs Clinicians for Planetary Health (C4PH) and is a member of the Steering Committee of the Planetary Health Alliance at Harvard.
At the University of Minnesota, Dr. Potter designed and co-teaches an interdisciplinary course titled “The Global Climate Challenge: Creating an Empowered Movement for Change”. In addition, she co-leads a Health Sciences initiative titled, “Climate Change and Health: An Interprofessional Response”. In 2019, Dr. Potter was appointed the first Director of Planetary Health for the School of Nursing.
In addition, Dr. Potter is Executive Editor for the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies; a peer-reviewed, open-access, online journal promoting interdisciplinary collaboration as a solution for solving society’s grand challenges.

Research Summary

Research Summary/Interests: Cultural Transformation; Partnership-Based Health Care; Collaborative Online International Learning; Interdisciplinary teaching, practice, and research

Teaching Summary

Academic Interests and Focus
Planetary Health and Climate change; Movement building; Interprofessional and interdisciplinary education; Collaboration and partnership; Equity and Diversity
Teaching Areas
Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice, Health Innovation and Leadership
Grand Challenge Course 3010/5010: The Global Climate Challenge- Creating an Empowered Movement for Change
Global Study Abroad courses: Iceland and Cuba

Education

PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies
Major: Humanities, Transformative Studies
MS, University of Minnesota
Major: Nursing Higher Education
BSN, St. Olaf College
Major: Nursing

Licensures and Certifications

TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer,
LEAD Certificate,
Internationalizing the Curriculum Certificate and Fellow,
Advanced Equity and Diversity Certificate,

Honors and Recognition

TRUST Award for Collaboration and Partnership
2020
Teaching of Social Engagement DAISY award
2019
Institute for Advanced Studies 5x5 Fellow
2018
Institute on the Environment Fellow
2018
University of Minnesota Graduate Student Advising Award
2016
Josie R. Johnson Human Rights and Social Justice Award
2015
Induction as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing
2015
Capstone International Nursing Book Award
2015
AJN Book of the Year Award
2014

Professional Memberships

A constituent member of the ANA
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society
Minnesota Organization for Registered Nurses [MNORN]
American Nurses Association
International Academy of Nursing Editors
American Academy of Nursing
Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments
Selected Publications

Selected Publications

Potter, T., Bragadottir, H., 2019. Educating nurse leaders to think globally with international collaborative learning. Nordic Journal of Nursing Research, 0 (0): 1-5.
Potter, T., Brien, D. L., 2019. Historical models of resilience. In McAllister, M., Brien, D. L. (Eds.), Empowerment strategies for nurses: Developing resilience in practice (pp. 29-42) Springer, New York, NY,
Potter, T., Divakaran, B., Lembeck, S., Kerr, R., Calmus, H., 2016. Nurses See "The Big Picture": Addressing Climate Change as a Social Determinant of Global Health. CREATIVE NURSING, 22 (4): 243-248.
Potter, T., Siddons, N., 2016. Improving interdisciplinary relationships in primary care with the implementation of teamSTEPPS. Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies, 3 (1): article 6.
Potter, T., Koehn, K., 2015. Making the choice clear: Partnership and domination examples from nursing practice. Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies, 2 (2):
Potter, T., 2015. Partnership: Imaging a new model in health care. Journal of Radiology Nursing, 34 (2): 57-62.
Potter, T., Oehlert, J. K., 2015. To Move Health Care to Health Caring: A Conversation With Julie Kennedy Oehlert, DNP, RN. CREATIVE NURSING, 21 (1): 30-37.
Potter, T., 2014. Partnership-based health care: Inviting the full potential of medical homes. Medical Home News, 6 (11): 1-7.
Potter, T., 2014. Partnership-based health care: Suggestions for effective application. Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies, 1 (1): Article 8.
Potter, T. M., Eisler, R., 2014. Transforming interprofessional partnerships: A new framework for nursing and partnership-based health care. Sigma Theta Tau International, Indianapolis, IN,
Potter, T., Eisler, R., 2014. Breaking down the hierarchies: Riane Eisler and Teddie Potter argue that nursing needs a new organizational model built on collaborative teams. Nursing Management, 21 (5): 12-12.
doi: doi.org/10.7748/nm.21.5.12.s13
Potter, T., Gaugler, J. E., Pruinelli, L., 2014. Partnering with family caregivers. Clinics in Geriatric Medicine 30 (3): 493-515.
Potter, T. M., Eisler, R., Lewis-Hunstiger, M., 2014. Welcome to the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies. 1 (1): Article 1.
Potter, T., Halcon, L., Rowan, M., 2014. Chapter 31: Pre-licensure nursing education for integrative nursing. In Kreitzer, M., Koithan (Eds.), Integrative Nursing Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK,
Potter, T., Bragadottir, H., 2013. Collaborative online international learning (COIL): A new model of global education. In Dyson, S., McAllister, M. (Eds.), Routledge international handbook of nurse education (1st ed., chapter 8, 103-114) Routledge, Milton Park, UK,
Potter, T., Singh, V., 2013. Nursing by design: A non-dualistic approach to learning. Science and Non-duality Conference Proceedings,
Potter, T., 2013. Transdisciplinarity: An innovative approach to nursing knowledge. Creative Nursing, 19 (2): 64-69.
Selected Presentations

Selected Presentations

Potter, T. M. "Breakout: “Who is involved in planetary health solutions?” Breakout: “Becoming a Planetary Health Professional: Theory to Practice”", Planetary Health Alliance Membership Conference, Stanford, California, September 01, 2019.
Potter, T. M. "Breakout: “Climate Crisis or Opportunity? Nursing Actions for a Healthy Future”", 68th United Nations Civil Society conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, August 01, 2019.
Potter, T. M. "Breakout: “Partnership: Creating a Culture of Sustainability”", 3M SUSTAINABILITY IN HEALTH CARE SUMMIT, September 01, 2016.
Potter, T. M. "The Theory and Science Behind Full Engagement", Day-long workshop: Interprofessional Partnerships, Barry University, June 01, 2016.
Potter, T. M. "TEAMSTEPPS MASTER TRAINING", Two Day Master Training Course for staff of Landspitali University of Iceland Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland. May 01, 2016.
Potter, T. M. "The Power of Partnership-Based Health Care", IOWA HEALTHCARE COLLABORATIVE, March 01, 2016.
Potter, T. M. "Successful Team Building and the Challenges We Face", TRI-REGULATOR SYMPOSIUM: NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF STATE BOARDS OF NURSING, PHARMACY, AND MEDICINE, Washington, District of Columbia, October 01, 2015.
Potter, T. M. "Partnerships: Essential Foundation for Effective Interprofessional Practice", AMERICAN ASSEMBLY FOR MEN IN NURSING, Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 01, 2015.
Potter, T. M. "Eliminating Health Disparities with Partnership-Based Health Care", HRSA WEBINAR (Invited by Region VIII Federal Partners), July 01, 2015.
Potter, T. M. "Breakout: “International Nursing Leadership, an Immersion in Iceland”", North American Icelandic League Annual Conference, May 01, 2015.
Potter, T. M. "Partnership-Based Health Care: Leading a Culture Change that Promotes Quality, Safety, and Improved Outcomes", 3M HEALTH CARE ACADEMY: I.V. LEADERSHIP SUMMIT, Prague, Czech Republic. April 01, 2015.
Potter, T. M. "Panel presentation: “Predictive and Visualization Analytics, Big Data, Polarity & Partnerships – Your Future Depends On It”", INTERNATIONAL NURSING ADMINISTRATION RESEARCH CONFERENCE, Dallas, Texas, November 01, 2014.
Potter, T. M. "Applying Principles of Caring to Entire Systems", SIGMA THETA TAU 25TH INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CONGRESS, Hong Kong, China. July 01, 2014.
Potter, T. M. "The BASE of Nursing Practice: Promoting Nurses as Full Partners in Interprofessional Practice", INTERNATIONAL STUDENT NURSE LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM, Reykjavik, Iceland. May 01, 2014.
Potter, T. M. "Shifting the Nursing Paradigm Toward Partnership", 3M INTERNATIONAL INTRAVENOUS SUMMIT, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 01, 2014.
Potter, T. M. "Intentionally transforming health care: A partnership approach", Minnesota Holistic Nurses Association, August 01, 2013.
Potter, T. M. "Partnership: An essential paradigm for effective interprofessional collaboration", Collaborating Across Borders IV, Vancouver, BC, June 01, 2013.
Potter, T. M. "Shifting the nursing paradigm: Creating passion through partnership", Minnesota Organization of Leaders in Nursing (MOLN), September 01, 2012.
Potter, T. M. "Belonging and connecting: The importance of nursing history for today’s students", Sigma Theta Tau 23rd International Research Congress, July 01, 2012.
Potter, T. M. "Creating a Culture of Inclusivity: An Evidence-based Approach", HealthForce Minnesota's Inclusivity Conference, February 01, 2012.
Potter, T. M. "Honoring the Past, Connecting the Present, Shaping the Future", Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Gender Studies Conference, March 01, 2011.
Potter, T. M. "Shifting our Paradigm towards Partnership", Minnesota Health Educator's Conference, April 01, 2010.
Potter, T. M. "Sustainable Health Care: Planting Seeds of a New Paradigm", Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Sustainability Across the Continuum Conference, March 01, 2010.
Potter, T. M. "Partnership Strategies to Help Non-Native English Speakers Test Successfully", Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Webinar, February 01, 2010.
Potter, T. M. "Recovering Lost Threads of the Story of Nursing: Illuminating Patterns of Partnership", International Perspectives on the History of Nursing, Royal Holloway University of London, United Kingdom. January 01, 2010.
Potter, T. M. "The History of Nursing in Fundamental Textbooks: Challenging the Embedded Ideology", International Perspectives on the History of Nursing, Royal Holloway University of London, United Kingdom. January 01, 2010.
Potter, T. M. "Nursing Diverse Students to Success", Minnesota State Colleges and Universities: Helping Diverse Nursing Students Succeed Conference, September 01, 2009.
Potter, T. M. "Bushmen Healers of the Kalahari: Perspectives on healing and renewal", Minnesota Holistic Nurses Association, September 01, 2009.
Potter, T. M. "Breakout: Partnership: The Heart of Nursing Care", Minnesota State College and University Annual ITeach Conference, January 01, 2009.
Potter, T. M. "Breakout: The Healing Philosophy of the Bushmen Healers of the Kalahari", University of Minnesota and Lifescience Foundation Ways of Knowing Conference, January 01, 2009.
Potter, T. M. "Breakout: Decrease the Nursing Shortage through Adequate Pay Compensation of Nursing Faculty", APHA (American Public Health Association) Annual Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 01, 2005.
Potter, T. M. "Breakout: Use of Journaling to Enrich Student Learning", Minnesota Health Educators Annual Conference, January 01, 2004.
Potter, T. M. "Complementary and Alternative Therapies: a Necessary Component of Today’s Nursing Curriculum", Minnesota Health Educators Annual Conference, January 01, 2004.
Grants and Patents

Grants and Patents

Selected Grants

Award: STEPPS
Principal Investigator: Potter, Teddie Michelle
Sponsoring Organization: HEALTH RESEARCH & EDUCATIONAL TRUST
Award Dates: 2016 - 2017
Award: National Implementation of TeamSTEPPS
Principal Investigator: Potter, Teddie Michelle
Sponsoring Organization: HEALTH RESEARCH & EDUCATIONAL TRUST
Award Dates: 2016 - 2018
Award: The National Implementation of Team STEPPS
Principal Investigator: Potter, Teddie Michelle
Sponsoring Organization: HEALTH RESEARCH & EDUCATIONAL TRUST
Award Dates: 2015 - 2016