Carol Mostow, MSW, LICSW
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
Carol Mostow LICSW, an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, has trained and supported residents and faculty for 30 years at Boston Medical Center. She is the lead author with physician colleagues of the 2010 JGIM RESPECT model for communicating across power, difference and race with patients and learners and a subsequent DocCom module and podcast using RESPECT to build equitable, supportive, inclusive healthcare teams. A graduate of Yale, Simmons, and the Academy on Communication in Healthcare where she joined the national faculty, she also facilitates interprofessional rounds for the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Societal focus on personal responsibility for obesity has been shown to contribute to negative attitudes about people with obesity among healthcare providers and internalized weight bias among patients. Consequences of weight stigma include social isolation, stress, negative health behaviors and less frequent medical care. An interprofessional approach is needed to address the complexity of obesity in a way that decreases stigma and promotes physical and emotional wellbeing. The Boston University Community Health Alliance of Medical Professionals (BU CHAMPs) is an education and practice-based…
To effectively support and optimize interprofessional practice and education, interprofessional faculty and clinical providers need to be purposeful in both the design of the curriculum and clinical learning environment. Design should be longitudinal, rooted in IPEC competencies, inclusive to all disciplines participating and centered on the needs of those served in the clinical environment. Boston University Community Health Alliance of Medical Professionals (BU CHAMPs) was created with funding from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA T0BHP30021) in 2016 to address siloed…