Senior Health Communication Science Advisor
Health Communication Science
Suzie Carmack, Ph.D., M.F.A, M.Ed., ERYT, is an interdisciplinary scholar/practitioner, author, and keynote speaker who strategically designs, delivers, and evaluates programs that promote worker well-being, team and workforce engagement, and compassionate leadership. Over the past 20 years, Dr. Carmack has leveraged her interdisciplinary expertise in the social sciences (Ph.D., Health Communication, 2014); humanities (M.F.A., Theatre, 1991); and natural sciences (M.Ed., Kinesiology, 2009) to design holistic health promotion, behavior change, and social marketing campaigns for a variety of public and private organizations, including the U.S. Department of Defense, the National Park Service, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Court Services and Offenders Supervision Agency (CSOSA). As the author of Well-Being Ultimatum (2015) and Genius Breaks (2017), she has delivered more than 100 keynote and conference presentations to a variety of public and private organizations, including the Pan American/World Health Organization, the American Heart Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Public Health Association, and the Kaiser Mid-Atlantic Physicians’ Wellness Conference. Dr. Carmack currently serves as a Senior Health Communication Science Advisor for MITRE, and teaches courses and workshops for George Mason University and the Center for Well-Being Education. She also lectures internationally to break societal norms and misunderstandings surrounding the scientific benefits of holistic health practices—including mindfulness, daily movement, yoga, and other contemplative and restorative practices—and to showcase the potential that they hold in helping to address the fast-growing trends of compassion fatigue and burnout in service-oriented fields (including healthcare, education, and emergency response).