Karina Atwell, MD, MPH is an Associate Professor and core Family Medicine residency faculty at the UW Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. She is also boarded in Public Health and General Preventative Medicine. Karina is co-director of the Community and Population Health rotation for the family medicine residency, and holds several roles within medical student education, including Quality Improvement Coach for student teams completing their primary care clinical rotations and associated QI projects, and facilitating PaCE (Patient Centered Education) case-based learning groups. She is passionate about bridging the gaps between community health, public health and clinical primary care, and fostering the education of “community-aware” clinicians. Outside of her professional roles she enjoys the many adventures of being a mom to 2 young daughters, 2 bulldogs and a cat, supporting her globe-trekking photographer husband, and fitting in a HIIT workout or long run wherever she can.