The Office of Well-Being and Resilience

The Office of Well-Being and Resilience seeks to promote the well-being and professional satisfaction of all faculty, trainees, and staff by advancing a culture that empowers them to do their best work in a community where they are valued. 

Our core values are psychological safety, equity, respect, appreciation, advocacy, impact, and innovation


While we encourage you to develop your own personal well-being and resilience skills, we also recognize that much of what drives your well-being and stress is related to the work environment and system-level factors. The burden is not all on you.

As you can see from our Mission and Model, our office focuses on enhancing the system within which you work and learn. As such our efforts focus on improving the efficiency of your work and learning environment and enhancing the culture that supports you to flourish

About Us

Created in 2018 and located within the Office of the Dean of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, the Office of Well-being and Resilience works in collaboration with a host of partners across the Health System to drive change through efforts that are both local and system wide. Our core functions include: gathering and disseminating data on well-being, burnout and associated factors, overseeing a large cohort of well-being champions who identify and address well-being priorities at the local and system level on an ongoing basis; supporting teams in their well-being work with grants and coaching, and providing well-being focused educational opportunities. All of our efforts are collaborative and we work with a number of internal offices, programs and departments across the system.

Our core values are psychological safety, equity, respect, appreciation, advocacy, impact, and innovation – this statement should go at the top near our mission/vision.

We work closely with our partner office, the Office of Faculty Development, to support faculty through each stage of your scientific, clinical, educational, and administrative careers. To this end, we offer programming in career advancement, leadership development, and mentorship enrichment.

We encourage you to explore our website to learn more about the initiatives that target each aspect of our model. These areas are:

  • Workplace Culture: In a well-being centered workplace culture, faculty, employees, and trainees feel valued, cared for, and supported. 
  • Workplace Efficiency and Function: A well-being centered, efficiency-focused workplace is one in which job roles and responsibilities are clearly defined and feasible and teams work well together.
  • Mental Health Support: We strive to make it clear to faculty, employees, and trainees that mental health (just like physical health) is a priority, that mental health symptoms and problems are very common, that there are no repercussions to seeking help, and that mental health care is easily accessible. 
  • Personal Factors and Health: We recognize that stress and physical health can greatly influence your well-being both at home and at work. To this end, we offer well-being and resilience trainings, sessions, and tools for personal wellness as well as physical health care.