Dr. Beth Quatrara is a clinical nurse specialist with over 25 years of experience. She is an assistant professor at the University of Virginia where she co-chairs the Center for Interprofessional Collaboration. Within the center, she performs research and quality improvement to analyze team processes and outcomes. She disseminates these scientific findings through presentations and publications. She also teaches teamwork principles to both nursing and medical students through various activities and simulations with the goal of building a future clinical force that optimizes clinical care through teamwork.