Board – Julie O’Sullivan Maillet

Julie O’Sullivan Maillet, PhD

Board - J. MailletDean (interim)

School of Health Related Professions
Rutgers University – The State University of New Jersey

Health care and health professions education is in a state of flux with numerous opportunities. It is a time for ASAHP to help shape the future of practice and education to improve the health of the public and reduce the escalating cost of health care. Allied health professionals are the portion of the team to do this with our colleagues. ASAHP is and needs to address interprofessional education and practice, clinical education opportunities and challenges, simulation, standardized patients and other technologies in education, partner with the health care industries, and work on regulatory and legislative issues.  ASAHP is in a good place, but needs major effort in the next five to ten years to position allied health for the future.  I would be honored to work as a part of the Board to achieve this.

My background: After completing my BS and dietetic internship, I completed a Masters in nutrition and higher education as an allied health trainee; later I completed my PhD. After about ten years in clinical practice, I became an internship director and since 1989 I have been a department chair and associate dean, and interim dean since 2008.  I have been President of my national association, and have led my school through the massive merger of UMDNJ into Rutgers creating a positive future. I work well with a team and I get projects done.

ASAHP Activities:

  1. Chair, Clinical Education Task Force 2011 – Present
  2. Member, Nominating Committee 2010-2014
  3.  ASAHPCommissioner for CAAHEP
    (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
  4. Chair, Research Committee 2008-2010
  5. Member, Annual Meeting Conference Steering Committee 2008-2009

Other relevant experience

  1. President, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (2002-2003) and numerous other positions across the association, including accreditation and credentialing
  2. Treasurer, NERDs – Northeast Regional Deans (2000 to Present)
  3. Early Adopter to New Educational Technologies and New Degree Programs
  4. Established Large High School Program for Students Interested in Health Sciences – (In Operation since 1992)
  5. Writing Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Position Papers