Title and Department
Associate Professor
University of South Dakota
Professional bio

Dr Kupershmidt's primary research focus is the definition and evaluation of alternative and complementary processes or methods that foster integrative community engagement in disease prevention and wellness behaviors through interprofessional teamwork. Within this broader context, she is working on defining processes that provide access to Advance Care Planning and palliative care in rural environments, as well as finding ways to standardize and evaluate the effects of alternative health care interventions. Her research relies on the principles of Participatory Action Research, which is multi-dimensional and practical, coordinating action and understanding with personal reflexivity.