Teddie Potter, PhD, RN, FAAN, FNAP

Clinical Professor
Teddie Potter

Contact

Office Phone
Office Address

6-181 Weaver Densford Hall
308 Harvard St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Titles

Clinical Professor
Director of Planetary Health
Special Coordinator Doctor of Nursing Practice in Health Innovation and Leadership
Directorate of the Katharine J. Densford International Center for Nursing Leadership

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

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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.

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: Planetary Health and Planetary Health Nursing; 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

Honors and Recognition

Pauline A. Vincent Endowed Chair in Public Health, 2021

Digital Health Awards: Bronze Award, See You Now Podcast episode 51: The Planet is Our Patient, 2021

Institute on the Environment Affiliate Award, 2020

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

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society

Minnesota Organization for Registered Nurses [MNORN]

American Nurses Association

American Academy of Nursing

Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments

Recent Publications

Selected Publications

Faerron Guzman, C. A., & Potter, T. (Eds.). (2021). The planetary health education framework. Planetary Health Alliance. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mFCa7gvoH5ekijzc6ffAvwzi5walOl93/view

Potter, T. M., Gingerich, S. D., Drake, D. (2022). Assembling a unifying force: Interprofessional collaboration to improve healthcare. In H. Wei & S. Horton-Deutsch (Eds.), Nurse-led visionary leadership: Excellence in Practice, Policy, and Ethics. Indianapolis, IN: Sigma Theta Tau International.

Potter, T. (2021). Planetary health: Systems perspectives and impact of climate and environmental change on human and global health. In Haring, R., Kickbusch, I., Ganten, D., & Moeti, M. (Eds.), Handbook of Global Health. Springer Nature.

LeClaire, J., & Potter, T. (2022). Planetary health nursing. American Journal of Nursing, 122(4), 47-52. doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000827336.29891.9b

Kurth, A., & Potter T. (2022). The public health crisis is planetary—and nursing is crucial to addressing it. Am J Public Health, 112(S4):e1–e3.

Myers, S. S.. Potter, T., Wagner, J., Xie, M. (2022). Clinicians for planetary health. One Earth, 5, 329-332. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oneear.2022.03.006

Potter, T. (2021). Redesigning healthcare: Global insights for nurses- A look at best practices. American Nurse Journal, 16(11), 24-27.

Schenk, E. C., Potter, T., Cook, C., Huffling, K., & Rosa, W. (2021). Nurses promoting inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable cities and communities. Taking action on COVID-19, systemic racism, and climate change. AJN, 121(7), 66-69.

Potter, T. (2021). From the guest editor- Planetary health: An essential framework for nursing education and practice. Creative Nursing, 27(4), 226-230. DOI: 10.1891/cn-2021-0017
    
Potter, T., Schenk, B., & Cook, C. (2021). Nurses at the UN Creative Nursing. Creative Nursing, 27(4), 242-244.

Sinkfield-Morey, T., & Potter, T. (2021). Sharing our stories and holding our past to task. Creative Nursing 27(1): 7-13.

Faerron Guzman, C. A., Aguirre, A. A., Astle, B., Barros, E., Bayles, B., Chimbari, M., El- Abbadi, N., Evert, J., Hackett, F., Howard, C., Jennings, J., Krzyzek, A., LeClair, J., Maric, F., Martin, O., Osano, O., Patz, J., Potter, T., Redvers, N., ...Zylstra, M. (2021). A framework to guide planetary health education. The Lancet- Planetary Health, 5, e253- 255. https://doi.org/10.1016/ S2542-5196(21)00110-8

Lui, J., Potter, T., & Zahner, S. (2020). Policy brief on mental health/well-being. Nursing Outlook, 68(4), 517-522. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.outlook.2020.06.003

Wabnitz, K. J., Gabrysch, S., Guinto, R., Haines, A., Herrman, M. Howard, C., Potter, T., Prescott, S. L., & Redvers, N. (2020). A pledge for planetary health, uniting health professionals in the Anthropocene. The Lancet, 396, 1471-1473. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)32039-0

Bragadottir, H., Potter, T., Pechacek, J., & Bjarnadottir, T. (2020). Transforming global leadership skills in graduate nursing programs using an intercultural setting and a case study on refugees. Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies, 7(1), Article 2. https://doi.org/10.24926/ijps.v7i1.3011

Bragadottir, H., Potter, T., 2019. Educating nurse leaders to think globally with international collaborative learning. Nordic Journal of Nursing Research, 0 (0): 1-5.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/205715851985627

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,
Divakaran, B., Lembeck, S., Kerr, R., Calmus, H., Potter, T., 2016. Nurses See "The Big Picture": Addressing Climate Change as a Social Determinant of Global Health. CREATIVE NURSING, 22 (4): 243-248.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1891/1078-4535.22.4.243

Eisler, R., Potter, T. M., 2014. Transforming interprofessional partnerships: A new framework for nursing and partnership-based health care. Sigma Theta Tau International, Indianapolis, IN.

Presentations

Recent Presentations

NURSES CLIMATE CHALLENGE LAUNCH IN EUROPE (October 2021) Brussels, Belgium / Virtual Presentation: “Change is Possible When Nurses Show Up!”

INTERNATIONAL PLANETARY HEALTH REPORT CARD CONFERENCE (October 2021) Panel Presentation: “Planetary Health and Nursing”    Case Competition Judge

PLANETARY HEALTH ANNUAL MEETING (April 2021) Sao Paulo Brazil / Virtual    Plenary Moderator: “Leadership and Planetary Health lens in governance and policy”

UNITED NATIONS CIVIL SOCIETY WORLD HEALTH DAY (April 2020, Virtual due to COVID) “Civil Society Briefing "Global Heroes, Nurses and Midwives on the Frontline of COVID-19: One step backwards, two steps forward"
Presentation: “The Role of Nursing in Promoting Planetary Health” Planning Committee

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.

COUNCIL OF SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES PRESIDENTS WINTER CONFERENCE (December 2021) Virtual Breakout Panel: “Planetary Health: Creating Solutions for the Future of Our Planet”

47th ANNUAL TRANSCULTURAL NURSING CONFERENCE (October 2021) Albuquerque, New Mexico
Keynote: “Transcultural Nursing: Leading the Great Transition”

MAYO HOLISTIC HEALTH AND WELLBEING CONFERENCE
(July 2021) Virtual Keynote: “Planetary Health: The Call for a Great Transition”

JONAS NURSING AND VETERANS HEALTHCARE ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE
(April 2021) Virtual Presentation: “Climate Change and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Connecting the Dots”

EARL E. BAKKEN CENTER FOR SPIRITUALITY AND HEALING (September 2020)
Presentation: “Wellbeing for Planetary Health”

GLOBAL HEALTH CONFERENCE MIDWEST 2020 - CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY Theme: Exploring Justice and Equity in Global Health- Omaha, NE (February 2020)
Keynote: “Planetary Health: Creating a Just and Equitable Future for All”

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN MADISON- INAUGURAL LECTURE PLANETARY HEALTH SCHOLARS (February 2020)
Distinguished Lecture: “Planetary Health: Cross-Cutting Principles We Can Live With”

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.

MEDICAL SOCIETY CONSORTIUM ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND HEALTH (April 2019) Washington, DC
Breakout: “Climate Change and Health: An Interprofessional Response”

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION/ NATIONAL ACADEMY OR ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT HEADS WORKSHOP (April 2019) Minneapolis, MN
Presentation: “Teaching Climate Change in an Academic Health Center”

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

Selected Grants

SDG Research Grant Award (Global Strategies Alliance) 2021
Storying and Story Care: Building a Model to Transform Self and System to Eliminate Racism and Achieve SDGs Addressing Health, Equity, Peace, and Justice. Co-PI $19,783

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