In this first episode of the KIPRIME podcast 2022, Dr Liselotte Dyrbye talks to Alina Jenkins about her key research areas, including human-centred design processes to improve the learning and work environment and how to better influence change within medical education and the impact of stress on cognition and behaviors.
Dr Dyrbe is Professor of Medicine, Senior Associate Dean of Faculty and Chief Well-Being Officer at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She completed her medical training at the University of Wisconsin Medical School, residency at University of Washington School of Medicine, and a Masters of Health Professions Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. She has devoted her career to advancing medical student, resident, and physician well-being.
She was elected to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine consensus study and co-authored the resulting report, Taking Action Against Burnout: A Systems Approach to Professional Well-Being, released in the fall of 2019. The report calls upon leaders in healthcare organizations to prioritize major improvements in clinical work and learning environments to prevent and mitigate clinician burnout and foster professional well-being.
In addition to her research, she has served on national education-related committees, held institutional leadership roles within undergraduate and graduate medical education, overseen faculty development, and started an Academy of Educational Excellence at Mayo Clinic.