EP. 44 Need a sounding board in a safe space? Create one.

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Dr. Hena Waseem, a Resident Physician and Neurologist who recently completed her Masters of Public Health from Dartmouth.  Dr. Waseem currently in the Leadership and Preventive Medicine Residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.  There she has had several unique training opportunities due to the COVID19 pandemic including being Co-author of New Hampshire Crisis Standards of Care Plan; a Collaborator with the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services on the statewide vaccine clinic rollout initiative; and a Project team member for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Population Health Collaborative: Nutrition in the Upper Valley.

Dr. Waseem completed her undergraduate work at the University of Florida and went to medical school at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. Prior to her schooling in the United States, Dr. Waseem lived and grew up in Pakistan.  Among her many volunteer activities, at Dartmouth, she founded and leads the Women and Negotiation group, focused on discussing and developing skillsets for women in leadership and negotiation roles. She is also a Group member of Dartmouth Hitchcock’s Women in Leadership program, which utilizes a 10-month curriculum focused on skills pertinent for women in the healthcare environment derived from Yale New Haven Hospital Health System Institute of Excellence Lean In Circles Course.

Dr. Waseem’s research interests include:  Neurocritical care patient outcomes and quality improvement, shared decision making in critical care settings, adapting innovative neurocritical care models for middle- and low-income countries, public health outcomes in the critically ill, medical education and humanities, healthcare burnout and its relation to healthcare systems.