Kristine Olson, MD MSc
Chief Wellness Officer at Yale New Haven Hospital
Kristine Olson, MD, MSc is inaugural Chief Wellness Officer at Yale New Haven Hospital, a 1541-bed tertiary medical center and primary teaching hospital of Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Olson trained in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Yale New Haven Hospital, followed by an NIH/AHRQ fellowship in Health Services Research and Epidemiology at Weill Cornell Medical College, and an executive education from Yale School of Management. She assesses and addresses how professional wellbeing can serve as a leading indicator of organizational performance in providing reliable access to cost-effective high-quality patient-centered care from thriving faculty advancing medicine. Dr. Olson served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Namibia, followed by a Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Travelers Health from Uniformed Services University. She is a Minnesotan and graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Olson’s cross-cultural international health work in post-war zones has informed her understanding of the human condition, resilience, and leadership needed to thrive. She is grateful for her role-models, teachers, mentors, sponsors, allies, friends, and family.