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Wednesday, April 6 • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Narratives in Healthcare: Stories as Drivers of Change

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Narrative shapes every aspect of the healthcare experience. It molds our understanding of the past and forms our expectations for the future. Narratives are even being employed as health interventions. This track will explore how narratives have and will drive both personal and systemic change in healthcare from the perspective of the provider, patient, designer, and researcher. We will discover how harnessing narrative as a tool can transform the experience and delivery of care.

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Samantha Dempsey

Senior Behavior Change & Experience Designer, Mad*Pow
Samantha Dempsey is a Senior Behavior Change & Experience Designer at Mad*Pow where she designs interactions between people, their bodies, and healthcare systems. Her background in illustration informs her approach to experience design as she incorporates narrative flow, visual storytelling, and sequential art into her work. She researches and creates tools to facilitate visual communication in the clinic and beyond. In her spare time, she... Read More →

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Jonathan Adler

Associate Professor of Psychology, Olin College of Engineering and Health Story Collaborative
Jonathan Adler is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Olin College of Engineering and the Chief Scientific officer of Health Story Collaborative.  He is also an Associate Editor of the Journal of Personality.  He received a Ph.D. in Clinical and Personality Psychology from Northwestern University and completed his residency training at the Jesse Brown Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Chicago.  His research focuses on how... Read More →
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Mary Bures

Senior Director of Communications, Spaulding Rehabilitation Network
Mary is the Senior Director of Communications at Partners Continuing Care where she has lead, developed and managed marketing and communications strategies for Spaulding Rehabilitation Network and Partners HealthCare at Home. With more than 20 years of marketing and communications experience in the healthcare sector, Mary has leveraged brand story telling as a key component in the development of marketing strategies.
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MK Czerwiec

Co-manager, GraphicMedicine.org, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
MK is a nurse who uses comics to reflect on the complexities of illness and caregiving. She is the artist-in-residence at Northwestern Medical School, where she earned a Master's degree in Medical Humanities & Bioethics. MK is also a guest cartoonist for the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation. With Dr. Ian Williams, she co-curates GraphicMedicine.org and is a co-author of the Graphic Medicine Manifesto (Penn State University Press, 2015) which has... Read More →
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Steve Woolfenden

Scientist/Biologist, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
As a Scientist/Biologist at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, in Cambridge, MA, Steve has been working in cancer research for the past 10 years. Originally from Detroit, he and his wife moved to the Boston area to pursue careers in the Life Sciences and have a 6 year old son.  | On April 15, 2013 Steve was with his son waiting for his wife to cross the finish line of the Boston Marathon. They were standing several feet away from... Read More →

Wednesday April 6, 2016 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Commonwealth A In the breakout-room hallway

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