Clinical Science Research Building, Room 351 533 Bolivar Street New Orleans, LA 70112
Headed by: Dr. Jennifer Simkin
Medical Students past and present: Michael Langley, John Valentino, Lauren Saunee
As a Wellbeing Officer (WO), Dr. Simkin serves the department to support the mental,
emotional, and physical well-being of students, faculty, staff, and immediate family
members in order to promote the overall health and effectiveness of the department
and the LSUHSC-NO community. She develops and implements strategic initiatives to
address wellbeing specific to the orthopaedic environment. Dr. Simkin works closely
with LSU partner hospitals to identify opportunities for learners and providers.
Her areas of focus in a fast-paced surgical environment include, but are not limited
to: burnout, dependency, sleep, and duty hours. Jennifer leverages the services provided
by the Campus Assistance Program at LSU Health New Orleans, and manages an annual
budget to promote a healthy learning environment, stress reduction, and personal well-being
among faculty, staff, residents, and students in LSUHSC School of Medicine and the
Health Sciences Center.