Daugherty Biddison Named Chief Wellness Officer for Johns Hopkins Medicine

Lee Daugherty Biddison, associate professor and vice chair for clinical affairs, was named the first-ever chief wellness officer of the newly created Office of Well-Being. The office was created in order to sustain an environment that allows Johns Hopkins Medicine faculty and staff to thrive per the recommendations of the Joy at Hopkins Task Force, in which she also participated. Lee will lead the wellness office, assisted by Deborah Dang, who will serve as the chief nursing director of well-being, and Richard Safeer, who will serve as chief medical director of employee health and well-being.

The Office of Well-Being team has been tasked with creating a systemic approach to well-being, which coordinates policies, projects, initiatives and investments, and builds organizational and employee capacity for resilience, employee and patient safety, quality of care and operational efficiency.