Health Disparities and Health Equity: Implications for Nano Research

Nikki Tennermann is the Administrative Director for the Office of Health Equity and Inclusion at Boston Children’s Hospital. She is a licensed clinical social worker with a background in complex care, early childhood development, and diversity and inclusion training. Ms. Tennermann identifies as an anti-oppressive social worker and practices from a social justice and empowerment standpoint. She pays particular attention to race, culture and beliefs as they impact clinical encounters and practices in English and Spanish. Ms. Tennermann has provided consultation to professionals around reducing bias in clinical judgment through critical exploration of self. She has assisted with curriculum development for trainings on unconscious bias and racial identity development and has investigated how social determinants of health impact pediatric patients with chronic medical conditions. She is passionate about mentoring and increasing access to mental health services through telehealth. Nikki Tennermann obtained her BA in psychology and Spanish from Bard College in 2009 and her MSSW in Advanced Clinical Practice from Columbia University in 2011. She holds a certificate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from Boston University.