Describe briefly what you do and how long you have been at Brown.
Currently, I am the Clinical Director of Health Services at Brown University. This role is divided between direct student/patient healthcare, and supporting the campus health unit to maintain our highest level of clinical care while adapting to the changing needs of our students and public health demands.
What professional accomplishment are you most proud of?
I was the Pediatric Residency Director at Brown's Medical School for 19 years prior to moving into this current directorship at Health Services. During my tenure we launched more than 400 pediatricians, medicine/pediatric combined physicians, and Triple Board trained physicians (pediatrics/adult psychiatry/child psychiatry) into the broader health care system. My educational and leadership goal was to maintain an emphasis on training clinicians that incorporate holistic care that includes physical, family, and psychosocial well being.
What work projects most excite you?
I am wildly excited about the growing collaboration and integration of Health Services, CAPS, BWell, SAS, and EMS into a broader holistic and coordinated health system that really supports all dimensions of our student's well being. The closer that we work together and interface in our care models, the more impactful we will be in supporting Brown students to attain their best sense of self: physically, emotionally, and academically.
What are your home office must-haves?
Effective voice recognition software, and a reliable computer that can easily and confidentially tap into the breadth of correspondence and healthcare software systems that keep us most up to date with information and communication capacity
Name something about you most people don't know.
I worked as a naturalist, guide, and environmental educator for the Audubon Society during my summers of college and early medical school.
If you weren't doing this job, what would you be doing?
If I had the time and breadth of freedom, I would likely be volunteering at the Texas/Mexico border doing my best to support the physical and emotional health needs of unaccompanied immigrant minors.