Health care professionals are called upon to lead change and achieve the Triple Aim of better health, better care, and lower costs every day. Health and wellness are core to personal and professional performance. Diminished resources and expanded expectations are contributing to a growing epidemic of burnout among health professionals and a public health crisis that is threatening the health and outcomes of our nation. It is critical to understand and overcome both individual and systems based factors that threaten well-being and decrease quality of life, satisfaction, and work life balance.
Dr Pipas is a professor in Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth’s School of Medicine. Over the last 23 years, she has served as assistant dean, vice chair, chief clinical officer, and director of the Office of Community-Based Education and Research and founding director of Dartmouth’s Regional Primary Care Center. She directs Dartmouth’s Leadership Curriculum and teaches Applied Leadership for the Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. She collaborates nationally and internationally to advance her vision for healthy individuals contributing to healthy communities. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, the Board of Trustees of Kimball Union Academy, and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Council of Faculty and Academic Societies. She is past president of the New Hampshire Academy of Science, founding faculty for STFM’s Medical Student Educators Development Institute and has served on the NH Board of Medicine, and contributed to the STFM Leading Change Course and the AAMC National LEAD Certificate Program. Dr Pipas teaches, consults and collaborates with individuals and organizations broadly, including pre-health, healthcare and public health professionals. Her areas of interest and expertise include personal health and wellness, personal and professional leadership development, team and systems improvement, and community engagement, public health, and population health.