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On PopHealth Week our guest is . We discuss a range of topics in the social determinants of health domain from implicit bias in healthcare decisions to empowerment and shared decision making.
Kistein Monkhouse, MPA is the CEO & founder of Patient Orator, a digital health startup empowering chronically ill underserved patients with effective communication tools and healthcare resources. She is a former healthcare frontline worker who saw an urgent need to build bridges across communities in healthcare. Her work is at the intersection of public and private health using stories to bring awareness to the importance of improving the health of people and communities with a focus on catalyzing storytelling to address social determinants of health.
Kistein is a 2019 SIMA Studios fiscal sponsorship award recipient for her short film Humanizing Health Care, a narrative driven emotionally paced documentary about healthcare experiences in the United States. She sits on the advisory board of We The Patients NY, an initiative by the Community Service Society of NY, and NYS HIMSS Patient Advocacy Committee. She is also on the Community Advisory Board at Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence, University of Washington and a member of the Society for Participatory Medicine.