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Kristen Heath

Kristen Heath is a Lead Advisor in the Mentoring & Advising Program at IU School of Medicine. She has worked in higher education for over eight years, starting her career off on Air Force Bases teaching Psychology coursework. She is passionate about lifelong learning and devotion to personal well-being. When she is not in the advising office you can find her teaching Zumba, dancing, or riding bikes with her son, Ryder. She is a fan of the outdoors and loves to camp, hike and garden.

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2022 Wellness Coalition at IU School of Medicine: Introduction and Updates

The IU School of Medicine Wellness Coalition started in the Fall of 2018. The group brought together existing student organizations who focused on student wellness. Read more about the goals and events the Wellness Coalition has for 2022! 

Kristen Heath  |  Apr 29, 2022

Get involved in the Statewide Wellness Coalition

Maintaining wellness is incredibly important during medical school and during your career as a physician. Learn how you can get involved!

Kristen Heath  |  Sep 08, 2020

Maintaining well-being during this time in history

Learn how to preserve one's sense of self and how to take care of oneself during this time.

Kristen Heath  |  Jul 06, 2020

Adaptation in the time of COVID-19

It has been over a month since we were told to stay at home. It’s hard to imagine, isn’t it? Yet the amazing reality is that we, as incredibly wonderful and complex beings, have adjusted and adapted so well in such a short amount of time.

Kristen Heath  |  Apr 27, 2020

What is Emotional Well-being in the time of COVID-19? How do you find it?

Feel the emotions. Recognize them. Give them their time and space, but emotions must eventually move. Then focus on the present, not when clerkships will start again, not September 15, not beyond that. Focus on the present; the day you are in. Take a deep breath. Feel the air come into your lungs.

Kristen Heath  |  Apr 13, 2020

Maintaining Personal Well-Being During COVID-19 as an IU School of Medicine Learner

The past month has brought rapid changes in the way we live, work and interact. It is important, now more than ever, to prioritize wellness as a part of your day to day life.

Kristen Heath  |  Mar 25, 2020

Introducing the Wellness Coalition Feedback Form

The Wellness Coalition, in collaboration with Medical Student Affairs, is excited to announce that our new feedback form is now available. This form is a way for students to anonymously provide feedback on past or current issues or opportunities that affect student wellness. On the form, students will be able to identify areas of wellness […]

Kristen Heath  |  Jan 24, 2020

Meet Your 2020 IU School of Medicine Statewide Wellness Coalition Leaders

The Statewide Wellness Coalition is run by an amazing group of students from across the state.  The executive team consists of one chairperson, the VP of Wellness (who also sits on the MSC board), vice presidents for all 8 dimensions of wellness, a secretary and a treasurer.  Additionally, the coalition has a wide range of […]

Kristen Heath  |  Jan 16, 2020

2020 Wellness Coalition at IU School of Medicine: Introduction and Updates

Read more about the origins, updates and exciting events you can participate in through the Wellness Coalition at IU School of Medicine. Origins: The IU School of Medicine Wellness Coalition (WC) started in the Fall of 2018.  The group brought together existing student organizations who all had a focus on student wellness to operate as […]

Kristen Heath  |  Jan 10, 2020