Instructor, Nurturing Your Well-Being

Clinical Professor of Family Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California; Independent Practice Leadership Coaching and Education

Jeffrey Ring, PhD, is a clinical health psychologist, health care consultant and master educator who knows culturally responsive integrated health care from the inside out. He is an executive leadership coach, and assists leaders and teams in productive functioning toward effectiveness and competitive advantage. He has facilitated projects with medical school leaders on enlightented leadership and anti-racism, and has served as faculty for many years in the AAMC Minority Faculty Leadership Development Seminars.

For 19 years he served as the Director of Behavioral Sciences and Cultural Medicine at the Family Medicine Residency Program at White Memorial Medical Center in East Los Angeles. In this role, Jeff was responsible for providing bilingual (Spanish) mental health services in an integrated setting, and taught family medicine residents the skills of evaluation of and intervention with psychosocial issues in the context of primary health care delivery. This included compassionate doctor-patient communication, culturally responsive care, substance use screening and intervention, mind-body medicine and stress management. He has extensive experience in teaching the skills of Motivational Interviewing toward the facilitation of optimal patient behavior change, and has provided this type of training in virtual environments as well such as Second Life.

Dr. Ring is a Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, and serves on the faculty of their Masters in Medical Education program.

As a consultant, Jeff assists clients with an array of initiatives, including faculty development for research-based approaches to teaching, integrated behavioral care in hospital and primary care, healthcare practitioner leadership and wellbeing, the delivery of quality culturally responsive care within Patient-Centered Medical Homes and Federally Qualified Health Centers, and the enhancement of medical education to prepare health practitioners for successful practice in a changing health care environment through faculty development. He has a keen interest in how physician education plays a role in health equity and institutional achievement of the quadruple aim.

During his career Jeff has focused on the elimination of health care disparities, with an emphasis on the role of medical education and the provision of outstanding care in underserved communities.

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