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Karleen Frances Giannitrapani
Instructor (Affiliated) [Vapahcs], Primary Care and Population Health
Bio Karleen Giannitrapani PhD MPH, is an Instructor in the Division of Primary Care and Population Health at Stanford University School of Medicine. As a core investigator at the Center for Innovation to Implementation (Ci2i) in the VA Palo Alto Health Care System she is the principal investigator on a effort to facilitate the role of occupational health during the Covid Pandemic. She is also a co-investigator on multiple ongoing studies representing over 25 Million dollars of VA funding. Since 2018, she is also the Associate Director of the VA Quality Improvement Resource Center (QuIRC) for Palliative care, one of three centers supporting Veterans Affairs Geriatrics and Extended Care nationally. Dr. Giannitrapani received her PhD in Health Policy and Management with a concentration in organizational behavior from the University of California, Los Angeles. She also has a Masters of Public Health with a concentration in community health sciences, Masters of Arts in African Studies, and a Bachelors of Arts in Anthropology. Dr. Giannitrapani's research focuses on improving the processes that interdisciplinary teams can leverage to improve pain and symptom management among high-risk high-need patients.
Associate Director, Quality Improvement Resource Center for Palliative Care (2018-Present)
Investigator, Center for Innovation to Implementation -Ci2i (2016-Present)
PhD, University of California Los Angeles, Health Policy and Management (2015)
MPH, University of California Los Angeles, Community Health Sciences (2010)
MA, University of California Los Angeles, African Studies (2010)
BA, Boston University, Anthropology and Religion (2006)
Christophe Gimmler, MD, MFT
Clinical Assistant Professor (Affiliated) [Vapahcs], Primary Care and Population Health
Bio Christophe Gimmler, MD, MFT, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine (Affiliated) at Stanford School of Medicine;
Staff Physician, Medical Service, VA Palo Alto Health Care System;
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
After establishing and building the hospitalist and consult/liaison medicine service at the VA, Christophe now practices and teaches medical students and house staff in the primary care clinics there. He concurrently practices as a community psychotherapist and specializes in medical professionals. His central interest is the intersection of medicine and psychotherapy and, in particular, the application of psychological frameworks and skills to the practice of medicine, in addition to to resiliency and burnout prevention. He developed the Medical Student Resiliency Skills Training program (MedReST) for the Stanford School of Medicine as well as the Resiliency Curriculum Series for the internal medicine residency program. He received as undergraduate degree in biology and psychology and an MD from the University of Virginia, completed his internal medicine residency at Stanford, and received a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Sofia University.
Foster Well-being Throughout the Career Trajectory: A Developmental Model of Physician Resilience Training:
Mayo Clinic Proceedings
Cordova MJ, Gimmler CE, Osterberg LG
2020; 95 (12):
Developing institutional infrastructure for physician wellness: qualitative Insights from VA physicians.
BMC Health Services Research
Schwartz, R., Shanafelt, T. D., Gimmler, C., Osterberg, L.
2020; 20 (1): 7