I AM excited to be part of XXinHealth’s sixth annual women’s retreat

I AM excited to be part of XXinHealth's sixth annual women's retreat

Taking over the Boys club – XX Retreat — XX in Health The title of the post says it all. I will be present this year, where I have the honor of facilitating a discussion with Vivienne Ming, Entrepreneur and Scientist (@neuraltheory). We’ll be addressing the concept of a “Post-Gender Business World” which is totally … Continue reading I AM excited to be part of XXinHealth’s sixth annual women’s retreat

Just Read: Inequality and Adverse Childhood Experiences (the study you haven’t heard of yet)

Just Read: Inequality and Adverse Childhood Experiences (the study you haven't heard of yet)

A Hidden Crisis, Findings on Adverse Childhood Experiences in California, Center for Youth Wellness, November 6, 2014 At #HBSEE @HBSExecED this week, learning about domestic and global inequality, gini coefficients and the like, and thinking about what the implication for health is. And then this story was just published on NPR: 10 Questions Some Doctors … Continue reading Just Read: Inequality and Adverse Childhood Experiences (the study you haven’t heard of yet)

I said yes: AAMC Advisory Committee on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Sex Development

I said yes: AAMC Advisory Committee on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Sex Development

I don’t work in academic medicine and I am not in the medical education system. However, I am one of its products, and the people I serve are its beneficiaries. Sometimes with fantastic results, other times, in the case of people who are transgender or gender non-conforming, results that are underwhelming.

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Photo Friday: iMac and Mark I, Harvard University Science Center

Photo Friday: iMac and Mark I, Harvard University Science Center

This week’s photograph is taken in not-the-usual-city as I am currently a student in the Kaiser Permanente Executive Leadership Program at the Harvard Business School (@HarvardHBS @HBSExecED). On a walk off of the Business School campus, we found the Harvard Mark I computer, which now exists as a renovated display as of 2014 in the … Continue reading Photo Friday: iMac and Mark I, Harvard University Science Center

Photo Friday: Snow in Malcolm X Park, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: Snow in Malcolm X Park, Washington, DC USA

That’s Joan of Arc in the background, the only equestrian statue of a woman in Washington, DC.

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Social Innovator: Louise “Lu” Casa, MSN, CRNP, CTTS on identity, partnership, teamwork

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“Wanna see something funny?” That’s what Louise “Lu” Casa said to me when she was teaching a class at the Center for Total Health (@KPTotalHealth). It was the photo below, of Lu in training in 1983.

I interviewed Lu for a bunch of reasons….

  • As part of preparation I was doing to speak with the Kaiser Permanente Labor Management Partnership (@LMPTalk) all hands meeting in December. That presentation was made, and made much better with Lu’s help.
  • To assist my #HHSIgnite team, “HRSA Huddles,” a project of the HHS Idea Lab (@HHSIdeaLab) seeking to improve communication and teamwork in our U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (@HHSGov)
  • To learn about leadership and trailblazing in a profession and environment that sometimes doesn’t know that the world is changing around it – She told me she was an out lesbian throughout her clinical training, which is pretty impressive for its time, so I asked to learn more.

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Quantified Community: Using population sensors instead of wearables to track health

Quantified Community: Using population sensors instead of wearables to track health

A sensor is born. This isn’t one you wear on your body, your sidewalk/trail wears it.

Ours was installed in early January and it’s been feeding us data ever since, 24/7, about the movement of pedestrians up and down 2nd Street NE, in downtown Washington, DC.

It measures demonstrators walking home from the United States Supreme Court…. Continue reading→