Dr. Annie Lewis-O’Connor is a dually Board Certified Pediatric and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. She is the Founder and Director of the C.A.R.E Clinic (Caring Approach to Resiliency & Empowerment) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. This clinic is committed to health equity and social justice using a trauma-informed health care to people who have been harmed by individual, interpersonal and collective trauma. Dr. Lewis-O’Connor addresses violence from four pillars: Research, Policy, Education, and Clinical practice and is published in peer-reviewed journals and academic books on the topic of violence against women and children, trauma-informed care, and the effects of trauma, violence and abuse on health. Her current research is focused on measuring Trauma-Informed Care models of care in adult health care settings and exploration of best ‘screening’ (inquiry) methods for trauma, violence and abuse. With recent funding from the Department of Justice, Annie will serve as Co-PI on creating a Center for Trauma and Resilience at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Currently, Annie is a Clinical Scholar with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (2018-2021), Since 2012 Annie has served as Co-Chair of the Partners Steering Committee on Trauma- Informed Care. She is past Chair of the National Health Collaborative on Violence and Abuse. Since 2010 she has served on the Executive Board of Casa Myrna Vasquez, the oldest and longest standing shelter in Mass for women and children. She received her Master’s in Nursing from Simmons College in Boston, a Masters in Public Health from Boston University and her PhD from Boston College.
Wednesday, September 11
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM