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Nancy H. Spiegel, MA

Assistant Dean for Wellness and Clinical Integration; Lecturer

Nancy H. Spiegel is Assistant Dean for Wellness and Clinical Integration for the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine. She is responsible for overseeing the development of a wellness and resilience curriculum and ensuring the development of support programs and tools to assist students with handling the rigors of medical school. She also co-directs the School’s clinical experience curriculum, which provides students with exposure to patient encounters and healthcare teams over the full four years of the curriculum. In addition, Ms. Spiegel serves as the Executive Leader for Medical Education, Wellness and Leadership Development for the Southern California Permanente Medical Group, where she oversees leadership development, graduate medical education programs, and continuing medical education (CME) as well as outcome-driven wellness programs and activities. She also provides change management and leadership development expertise to the executive leadership team of Kaiser Permanente Southern California. Ms. Spiegel has served in several Kaiser Permanente leadership roles managing Organizational Research, Education and Training, and the Employee Assistance Program. Prior to Kaiser Permanente, she oversaw the national survey research program for the Xerox Corporation and served as an instructor in organizational psychology at the University of Rochester.

Education and Training

  • BA, summa cum laude, Vassar College
  • MA, University of Rochester
  • ABD, University of Rochester


Selected Prior Positions

1991-1993 Director, Management Consulting
Kaiser Permanente
1993-1997 Manager, Organization Effectiveness
Kaiser Permanente
1997-2001 Director, Organization Performance
Kaiser Permanente
2001-2004 Executive Consultant for Chief Operating Officer
Kaiser Permanente
2004-present Executive Director, Leadership and Organization Development
Kaiser Permanente
2015-present Executive Leader, Medical Education, Wellness, and Leadership Development
Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine


Selected Honors and Awards

1994 Kaiser Permanente Spotlight on Leadership, Total Compensation Project
Kaiser Permanente
1997 Kaiser Permanente Spotlight on Leadership, Human Resources Service Delivery Redesign
Kaiser Permanente

Selected Publications 

Peer-reviewed research manuscripts

  • Reis HT, Wheeler L, Spiegel N, Kernis MH, Nezlek J, Perri M. On specificity in the impact of social participation on physical and psychological health. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 1985;48:457-471.
  • Spiegel NH, Reis HT, Hodgman C, Hoeklman R. The development and use of the Behavior Pediatrics Questionnaire. Evaluation and the Health Professions 1987.
  • Weisz, J, Spiegel NH. SCPMG University: Helping New Physicians Adapt and Succeed. Commentary Perm J 2009;13(1):78-79.
  • Kanter MH, Abrams KM, Carrasco MR, Spiegel NH, Vogel RS, Coleman KJ. Patient–Physician Language Concordance: A Strategy for Meeting the Needs of Spanish-Speaking Patients in Primary Care. Commentary Perm J 2009;13(4):79-83. Doughty
  • Kanter MH, Nguyen M, Klau MH, Spiegel NH, Ambrosini VL. What does professionalism mean to the physician? Perm J 2013;17(1):87-90.