Announcing our #hcnarrative PD studio participants

We are thrilled to be hosting thirty of the best minds that practice and preach the power of the narrative in healthcare on February 5th and 6th. We've reviewed their work and had one-on-one conversations in order to find a diverse range of perspectives and expertise on how storytelling, in its many forms, can improve care and healing. During the Participatory Design Studio, we will be collaborating, conversing, and converging on the development of a "Narrative Playbook" that will codify best practices, methods, and tools to encourage wider implementation of narrative-based methods in healthcare. The playbook will be made available to the public through the project website in March.

We will also be Tweeting during the event, so join the conversation by using the hashtag, #hcnarrative. In the meantime, check out our list of attendees below. If you would like more information about them, we've provided in-depth biographies on the project homepage.

  • Theresa Brown | Clinical Nurse, Author and New York Times Columnist
  • Maggi Cary, MD | Physician & Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University
  • Donna Cryer, JD | President & CEO of the Global Liver Institute
  • Valerie Flower | Executive Director of the Humane Theater Company
  • Meg Gaines | Associate Dean at University of Wisconsin Law School & Director of Center for Patient Partnerships
  • Fiona Geilinger | Filmmaker, Video Artist, Performing Artist
  • Suzanne Gordon | Healthcare Journalist, Editor and Patient Safety Advocate; Advocate for Use of Theatrical Techniques in Transforming Healthcare Culture
  • Meredith Gould, PhD | Community Manager for the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media
  • Lisa Gualtieri | Assistant Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine & Director of Digital Health Communication Program
  • Bill Hill | Founder of Experience Design, Inc. and Former Founder/CEO of MetaDesign San Francisco
  • Regina Holliday | Founding Artist of The Walking Gallery
  • Laura Hope-Gill | Director of Thomas Wolfe Center for Narrative at Lenoir-Rhyne University
  • Bill Kelly | Co-founder & CEO of ReelDx
  • Bruce Kelly, MD | Primary Care Physician at Charles George VA Medical Center
  • Sarah Kucharski | ePatient Program Coordinator for Medicine X at Stanford University
  • Arno K. Kumagai | Professor of Internal Medicine and Medical Education & Director, Family Centered Experience and Longitudinal Case Studies at the University of Michigan Medical School
  • Edward Machtinger | Professor at UCSF School of Medicine
  • Laura Marshall-Andrews | Principal Medical Practitioner at Brighton Health and Wellbeing Center
  • Pat Mastors | President and Co-Founder of The Patient Voice Institute
  • Fran Melmed | Founder of context communication consulting
  • Kirsten Ostherr | English Professor & Media Scholar at Rice University
  • A. Scott Pearson | Surgeon, Author, and Associate Professor at Vanderbilt University
  • Pam Ressler | Founder & President of Stress Resources, Adjunct Faculty at Tufts University School of Medicine (Pain Research, Education & Policy Program)
  • Judy Rollins | RN & President of Rollins & Associates, Inc. and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Jeff Rubin | Psychologist at Accolade
  • Paul Stillman, PhD | Senior Consultant, Vital Signs, at Six Seconds
  • Victoria Sweet | Associate Professor of Medicine and History at the University of California, San Francisco
  • Saul J. Weiner | Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Medical Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Deputy Director, VA Center of Innovation for Complex Chronic Healthcare
  • Marete Wester | Senior Director of Arts Policy at Americans for the Arts


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