Stephanie Jones-Wood, MPH, Director, Provider Engagement and Resilience, Houston Methodist
Stephanie has a Masters of Public Health from UCLA. After graduating from UCLA, Stephanie joined the CDC in Atlanta, GA as Public Health Fellow were, she gained expertise strategic planning, organizational development, and management of national and international chronic and infectious disease programs. While working on public health systems issues, Stephanie was introduced to quality improvement which in time became the bridge for her transition to healthcare.
Stephanie now occupies the role of Director of System Provider Engagement and Resilience at Houston Methodist, where she develops and executes the organizational strategy around provider wellbeing. In 2018, she convened a taskforce on provider wellbeing. Under her leadership, the Taskforce developed the Houston Methodist multi-year work plan to strategically coordinate and implement burnout prevention and resiliency initiatives throughout Houston Methodist’s eight hospital system. Initiatives include: Mindfulness, Digital Learning Boards, Provider Engagement Groups, and Positive Brain Training. Stephanie is also the founding Program Director for the Office of Provider Engagement and Resilience, managing a near million-dollar operational budget. In 2022,
Stephanie authored a case study in the New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst highlighting her resilience and engagement work a journey towards high reliability.