Brigham and Women's Hospital
Dr. Annie Lewis-O’Connor is a Board Certified Pediatric and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. She is the Founder and Director of the C.A.R.E Clinic (Caring Approach to Resiliency & Empowerment) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. This clinic is committed to providing patient centered and trauma-informed health care to people who have been intentionally harmed by violence. Dr. Lewis-O’Connor addresses violence from four pillars: Research, Policy, Education, and Clinical perspective.
Dr. Lewis-O’Connor is published in peer-reviewed journals and academic books on the topic of violence against women and children and the effects of trauma, violence and abuse on health. Her current research is focused on measuring Trauma-Informed Care models of care in health care settings and exploration of best ‘screening’ (inquiry) methods for trauma, violence and abuse.
Since 2012 Annie has served as one of the Chairs of the Partners Steering Committee on Trauma-Informed Care. She is past Chair of the National Health Collaborative on Violence and Abuse. Since 2010 she has served on the Executive Board of Casa Myrna Vasquez, the oldest and longest standing shelter in Massachusetts for women and children.
In 2012 she was awarded as a Health Care Champion by the Boston Business Journal recognizing her efforts to mitigate the health consequences of violence and trauma. In 2014 Dr. Lewis-O’Connor was inducted as a Fellow into the American Academy of Nursing. In 2018 she was designated as a Fellow in the Academy of Forensic Nurses. She received her Masters in Nursing from Simmons College in Boston, a Masters in Public Health from Boston University and her PhD from Boston College.