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Kristine Olson, MD

Chief Wellness Officer, Yale New Haven Hospital


Education & Training

  • MS
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Health Services Research and Epidemiology (2012)
  • T32 AHRQ/NIH Fellow
    Weill Cornell Medical College (2012)
  • Internal Medicine - Pediatrics Resident
    Yale New Haven Hospital (2006)
  • DTM&H
    Uniformed Services University, Tropical Medicine, Travelers Health, Disaster Preparedness (2002)
  • MD
    University of Minnesota-Minneapolis School of Medi, Microbiology & Philosophy (2002)


  • Speaker, Pandemic-driven Post-traumatic Growth for Individuals and Organizations
    Atlanta, United States 2021
  • Speaker, Organizational Responsibility for Physician Wellbeing (SMFM)
    (Pandemic) 2021
  • American Conference on Physician Health (Committee)
    Scottsdale, United States 2021
  • Speaker, Surviving and Even Thriving During COVID-19
    Atlanta, United States 2020
  • MCIC, Physician Wellbeing and The Pandemic
    (Pandemic) 2020
  • Grand Rounds, Pandemic and Psychological Wellbeing
    (Pandemic) 2020
  • Speaker, David Rogers Health Policy Colloquium, History of the Physician Wellness Movement
    New York, United States 2020
  • International Conference on Physician Health (Committee, London)
    (Pandemic) (2020-2021)
  • Speaker, Healthcare Management Academy
    Hoboken, United States 2019
  • Yale School of Management Emerging Leaders Program (Healthcare), Executive Education
    New Haven, United States (2019-2021)
  • American Conference on Physician Health (Committee)
    Charlotte, United States 2019
  • Speaker, Physician Work-life Well-being (ASCP)
    Washington, United States 2018
  • Chief Wellness Officer Course, Inaugural Class (Stanford WellMD)
    Palo Alto, United States 2018
  • Speaker, Healthcare Management Academy, Physician Work-life and Well-being
    Park City, United States 2018
  • International Conference on Physician Health (Committee)
    Toronto, Canada 2018
  • Keynote, Kaiser Permanente, Physician Well-being and Workplace Efficiency
    Pasadena, United States 2018
  • Grand Rounds, Physician Work-life Well-being
    New Haven, United States 2018
  • Speaker, MCIC, Physician Wellbeing and the Impact on Quality and Safety
    National conference via Zoom 2017
  • Co-director, Yale-PENN Resilience and Wellbeing Program for Physicians
    New Haven, United States 2017
  • Speaker, 3rd Annual Yale Quality and Safety Leadership Symposium
    New Haven, United States 2017
  • Physician Wellness Academic Consortium
    In-person & Virtual 2017
  • American Conference on Physician Health (Committee)
    San Francisco, United States 2017
  • AMA Joy in Medicine (Steering)
    Chicago, United States 2016
  • Service, New York Cares, After School Science, Grade 4
    New York, United States 2013
  • National Research Science Award Conference (18th), Professional Autonomy as Physician Employee
    Orlando, United States 2012
  • National Research Science Award Conference (17th), Physician's Competing Values and Roles Assessment
    Seattle, United States 2011
  • MSc, Health Service Research and Epidemiology (NIH/AHRQ)
    New York, United States (2010-2012)
    Professional Satisfaction, Organizational Performance, and Health Policy; Modeling & Metrics (System Science)
  • Pediatrics, General and Tropical Medicine
    Freetown, Sierra Leone 2010
  • Johnson & Johnson Physician Scholar (Orotta Hospital)
    Asmara, Eritrea 2006
  • Johnson & Johnson Physician Scholar
    Ribeirao Preto, Brazil 2005
  • Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, Visiting Scholar
    London, United Kingdom 2004
  • Diploma of Tropical Med & Traveler's Health, Disaster Mngmt (Uniformed Services University)
    Bethesda, United States (2002-2021)
  • Intensive Course on Health and Human Rights
    Boston, United States 2000
  • Refugee Health
    Mae Sot, Thailand 1999
    Doctors Without Borders and Handicap International
  • Migrant Health, Dental Care
    San Miguel Dueñas, Guatemala 1998
  • Global Health Forum (Founder)
    Minneapolis, United States (1998-1999)
  • Public Health
    Chiapas, Mexico 1997
  • Migrant Health Clinic, General
    Olivia, United States 1997
  • Public Health, Pediatric Nutrition (Albert Schweitzer Hospital)
    Dechapelle, Haiti 1997
  • Bench Research, Department of Infectious Diseases (Goodman Lab)
    Minneapolis, United States (1997-1998)
    Lyme Disease, Ehrlichiosis
  • Global Health Leaders Under 30
    Washington, United States 1997
  • Bench Research, Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics (Woodward Lab)
    Saint Paul, United States 1996
    Protein Folding
  • Center for the Victims of Torture, Healing Gardens, Clerkship
    Minneapolis, United States (1996-2002)
  • US Peace Corps (newly independent post-apartheid Namibia)
    Ondangwa, Namibia (1993-1996)
    Science & Math Teacher
  • Bench Research, Department of Neurology (Hsaio Lab)
    Minneapolis, United States (1992-1993)
    US Patent 5,877,399 Contributor, First International Murine Model of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Bench Research, Department of Microbiology (Haase Lab)
    Minneapolis, United States (1989-1992)
    HIV, Prion Disease, ApoE

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award AHRQ/NIH (T32)AHRQ/NIH2010
Max Seham Student Award in Child Related Social Medicine2002
Humanism in Medicine AwardThe Health Foundation of New Jersey2002
Honorary Gault Scholarship, Medical Student Most Possessing Qualities of an InternistUniversity of Minnesota Medical School2002
Harold Lawn Award, Most Outstanding Paper in PsychiatryUniversity of Minnesota Medical School2001
International Health Achievement AwardUniversity of Minnesota Medical School1999
Global Health Leaders Under 30National Council on International Health1997
US Presidential Award of Appreciation (US Peace Corps Service)United States Government1995
College of Liberal Arts Award of Appreciation (for leadership and service)University of Minnesota1992
Most Outstanding Contributor to the CommunityUniversity of Minnesota1991
College of Biological Science Award of Merit (for leadership and service)University of Minnesota1991
Order of Omega for Leaders and ScholarsOrder of Omega Honor Society1990

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