The research of Liselotte (Lotte) N. Dyrbye, M.D., MHPE, focuses on the well-being of medical students, residents and physicians.
Dr. Dyrbye partners with Tait D. Shanafelt, M.D., and Colin P. West, M.D., Ph.D., to direct the Mayo Clinic Department of Medicine Physician Well-Being Program.
- Physician, resident and medical student well-being. Dr. Dyrbye studies the prevalence, drivers and consequences of burnout and mitigating strategies. She co-developed the Physician Well-Being Index — Expanded, Resident Well-Being Index, Medical Student Well-Being Index and the general Well-Being Index, which are brief self-assessment tools designed to identify the subset of health care workers in severe distress and most likely in need of individualized interventions.
- Medical education. Dr. Dyrbye is a co-primary investigator on a $1 million grant awarded to Mayo Clinic School of Medicine (MCSM) in 2013 by the American Medical Association. She is leading the design, implementation and evaluation of the proposed initiatives and is working closely with MCSM faculty, experts in the Science of Health Care Delivery, colleagues in the Mayo Clinic Health System and other grant awardees to ensure the success of the grant.
Significance to patient care
Dr. Dyrbye's research in burnout, depression and well-being in students, residents and physicians contributes to increased well-being for health care providers and better patient outcomes.
- Member, National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-being and Resilience, 2017-present
- Member, Physician Well-Being Taskforce, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, 2016-present
- Recipient, Dean's Recognition Award, Mayo Clinic Medical School, 2014
- Recipient, Education Research Achievement Award, Mayo Clinic Department of Medicine, 2014
- Chair, Research in Medical Education Committee, Association of American Medical Colleges, 2013-2014
- Recipient, Foundation Award, American Board of Internal Medicine, Professionalism Article Prize, 2012 and 2015
- Recipient, Excellence in Reviewing Award, Academic Medicine, 2011
- Recipient, Best Thesis Award, University of Illinois-Chicago Masters in Health Professions Education, 2009
- Recipient, Clerkship Directors of Internal Medicine Charles H. Griffith III M.D., Educational Research Award, 2008