Linda Myerholtz, PhD
Director of Behavioral Health
University of North Carolina Family Medicine
Linda Myerholtz, Ph.D. is a psychologist and an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She completed her graduate training at Bowling Green State University and began her career in community mental health, serving individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. She then transitioned to graduate medical education in 2007 as the Director of Behavioral Science for Mercy Family Residency in Toledo. She joined the faculty at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2014 . She is committed to advancing innovative models for behavioral health within primary care to promote whole being health in our communities and reduce health care inequities.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

The word “provider” is not OK to use anymore. What other words need to be removed from the lexicon of high-functioning teams? Creating a safe space is critical to the formation of high-functioning teams, and the lexicon of the team is an important element of creating this safe space. Each member of the care team brings with them their own profession’s culture and lexicon. Unfortunately, commonly used words and phrases unintentionally impair team functioning, because they may exclude or diminish the talents of other professions. To ensure every team member is equally valued and respected, it…