Dr. Brenessa Lindeman is a surgeon and researcher within the UAB Department of Surgery. Her lab focuses on the development and assessment of competency in surgical trainees, resident supervision and autonomy, and evaluation of the learning climate/physician wellbeing as an academic surgeon, including disruptive behavior.

Currently, Lindeman is investigating a number of topics as part of her education research:

  • Attempting to understand whether intrinsic characteristics such as emotional intelligence, resilience, and mindfulness or extrinsic experiences in the work environment wield greater influence on resident physicians’ risk of burnout.
  • Defining aspects of work that are meaningful to healthcare professionals across the spectrum of education and training.
  • Determining whether global ratings of procedures give similar information for ratings of each step of a procedure.
  • Examining the utility of Entrustable Professional Activities as a framework for assessment in general surgery training.