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Pamela Ressler

Tufts University School of Medicine
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Pain Research, Education and Policy Program
Pamela Katz Ressler, RN, MS, HNB-BC is the founder of Stress Resources in Concord, Massachusetts, a firm specializing in building resilience for individuals and organizations through tools of connection, communication and compassion. Pam is a frequent, sought after speaker to local, national and international audiences on strategies of resilience. She is a faculty member at Tufts University School of Medicine in the Pain Research, Education and Policy Program, serves on the Executive Board for Medicine X at Stanford University and is an appointed member of the Consumer Health Advisory Board of the Massachusetts Health Quality Partners.

A graduate of the University of Michigan and Tufts University School of Medicine's Pain Research Education and Policy Program, Ms. Ressler's work in resilience is grounded in both the science and the art of health and human connection. She has received additional training at both Harvard University and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Pam is a featured contributor to WBUR's Cognoscenti pages, an author with various print and online journals, and has been interviewed extensively on her research on resiliency and social media in healthcare. Her academic research on the intersection of social media and healthcare has earned her the distinction as one of the country's thought leaders in the field. Pam was recently selected as one of 30 collaborators from the US and UK by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Business Innovation Factory to design The Narrative Playbook: The Strategic Use of Story to Improve Care, Healing and Health (2015).

Ms. Ressler's consulting work with businesses, schools, and healthcare organizations is ongoing and expanding as leaders seek strategies of sustainable resilience in our fast paced society.