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Jennifer Christian, MD, MPH

Webility Corporation/60 Summits Project

Jennifer Christian, MD

Dr. Jennifer Christian is co-founder, president and chief medical officer of Webility Corporation, as well as founder and chair of the non-profit 60 Summits Project. She also founded and moderates the Work Fitness and Disability Roundtable, a free, web-based, multidisciplinary e-group devoted to work disability prevention and management with more than 1,000 members.
She is a physician, and is board-certified in occupational medicine. Dr. Christian has both an MD and a Masters Degree in Public Health from the University of Washington in Seattle.
A leader in the American College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine, Dr. Christian chaired the group that developed the guideline entitled ” Preventing Needless Work Disability by Helping People Stay Employed”, as well as the group that wrote a consensus opinion entitled “The Attending Physician’s Role in Helping Patients Return to Work after an Illness or Injury”. She has served as chair of the Work Fitness and Disability Section of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) since 2001. She previously chaired the Stay-at-Work / Return-to-Work Process Improvement Committee and the Workers’ Compensation Committee for ACOEM.

My Sessions

The Emperor Needs More Clothes: Conventional training has not prepared us to help a critical subset of worker-patients

When Jennifer Christian and four ACOEM colleagues began developing a continuing education course for physicians entitled “Getting Difficult Cases Unstuck”, they realized that some specific interpersonal and analytical skills are required to turn difficult cases in a better direction – yet are not usually part of medical training. Difficult cases commonly involve patients/employees who: a) […]

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