Hedy Wald Hedy Wald, PhD
Alpert Medical School of Brown University, USA

Hedy S. Wald, PhD is Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University where she oversees the reflective writing curriculum in the Family Medicine Clerkship and provides academic consultation. She served as a Fulbright Scholar in medical education for the Ben Gurion University of Health Sciences Faculty of Medicine in Israel and is a Gold Humanism Foundation Harvard-Macy Scholar. She conducts interprofessional faculty development workshops internationally on using interactive reflective writing to foster reflective capacity and support professional identity formation in health care professions education and has published widely on this. Her creative writing, reviews, and poetry have appeared in literary and medical journals and excerpted in the NY Times. She is a Guest Editor at Academic Medicine for a special issue on Professional Identity Formation in health care professions education. Fostering resiliency and preventing burnout in health care practitioners and health care professions students with synergistic mind-body medicine and reflective writing-enhanced reflection is a current research interest.