Dr. Katherine Kosman holds an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering, an MD from Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Dr. Kosman began her post-graduate medical training with an internship year in surgery and residency training in anesthesiology before ultimately transitioning to the specialty of psychiatry, a career progression driven by her increasing interest in humanistic narratives, psychosocial factors, and longitudinal care.
A graduate of the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency program, Dr. Kosman has proudly served a diverse patient population and strives to leverage writing to explore broader issues. Dr. Kosman has published academic work on the importance of trauma-informed care, the need for transgender education in psychiatry, the use of stress management workshops to foster self-awareness and reduce burnout among medical students, and the implications for mothers and infants in maternal hospitalization for postpartum depression, in addition to Dartmouth Medicine Magazine essays reflecting on humanitarian medical work in the Himalayas and in Vietnam. An avid reader, Dr. Kosman founded the Harvard Psychiatry Book Club. In addition to clinical care, Dr. Kosman’s current endeavors include research at the intersections of trauma, PTSD, and women’s mental health.
The Journal for the Humanities in Rehabilitation is a peer reviewed, multi-media journal using a collaborative model with rehabilitation professionals, patients and their families to gain a greater understanding of the human experience of disability through art, literature and narrative. The purpose of this interdisciplinary journal is to raise the consciousness and deepen the intellect of the humanistic relationship in the rehabilitation sciences.
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