Maryam Hamidi, PhD is the Associate Director of Scholarship and Health Promotion at the Stanford Medicine WellMD Center and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. In her role, she is involved in development, implementation and evaluation of innovative interventions to improve physician well-being. Dr. Hamidi has particular nutrition expertise in enhancing the cognitive performance and alertness of professionals with high cognitive demands. The focus of her current research is to use latest scientific evidence to reduce physician fatigue and improve the cognitive performance of physicians. Maryam also leads initiatives that strengthen community and connections between faculty members and promote personal well-being, self-care and culture of wellness at Stanford Medicine.
Dr. Hamidi completed her graduate studies in nutritional sciences at University of Toronto in Canada and is the author and co-author of many highly cited scientific papers on nutrition and physician well-being. Prior to coming to Stanford she served as a scientific associate at the University Health Network in Toronto, and as an advisor to Air Canada Rouge pilots and cabin crew on optimal nutrition.
Current Role at Stanford
Associate Director of Scholarship & Health Promotion at Stanford Medicine WellMD Center
Research Professional at Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Education & Certifications
PhD, University of Toronto, Institute of Medical Science, Nutritional Epidemiology (2012)
MSc, University of Toronto, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Clinical Nutrition (2002)