Maryanna Klatt, PhD
Professor, The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Maryanna Klatt, PhD, is a Professor, in the College of Medicine at Ohio State University, Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Klatt’s research focus has been to develop and evaluate feasible, cost-effective ways to reduce the risk of stress-related chronic illness, for employees of high stress work environments. Specifically her research has shown that nurses working in a surgical intensive care unit reduced their stress by 40% (shown in their salivary amylase), and that university/hospital faculty and staff significantly increased their resilience and work engagement after her 8 week, one hour/week intervention, Mindfulness in Motion. This program effectively combines community building, mindfulness meditation, yoga, relaxing music, and is delivered at the worksite. Patient safety outcomes have been associated with these changes. Dr. Klatt’s latest research shows a 30% reduction in burnout for healthcare professionals, with a significant increase in their resilience and work engagement. Her current research shows that a hybrid video delivery of Mindfulness in Motion yields the same results in burnout reduction and resilience increases as full in-person delivery. The goal is to increase the joy/sense of meaning, in providing patient care. Dr Klatt has published research articles and book chapters, and has presented her work at numerous national and international scientific conferences. A joy of her professional life has been contributing to the creation of a more mindful healthcare professional workforce. Amanda Blake MPH, Beth Steinberg, MS, RN, NEA-BC, Scott Holliday, MD, Steven Gabbe, MD comprise key leadership in the Gabbe Health and Wellness program for employees of the OSU Wexner Medical Center and have been responsible for the transformation of our health system into truly becoming a Mindful Medical Center. Olivia Gabram and Rani Bawa are undergraduate Research Assistants that give us reason to have hope in the future of medicine!