Academics & Research

Wellness & Integrative Health

Meet Our Team

WIH Faculty

Megan Call

Megan Call

Megan Call is a licensed psychologist and is the Associate Director of the University of Utah Health Resiliency Center, Clinical Assistant Professor in Educational Psychology and Adjunct Professor in Health Promotion and Education. She has research and clinical interests in promoting resilience and well-being among health providers, with a specific focus on embracing vulnerability and discomfort, incorporating informal mindfulness into everyday practice, improving communication and relationship skills, and addressing systematic change.

Amy B. Locke, MD, FAAFP

Amy Locke is co-director of the University of Utah Health Resiliency Center, associate professor of Family and Preventive Medicine and works in the Office of Wellness and Integrative Health. Her research, educational, and clinical interests center around professional wellbeing, health behavior change, and prevention of disease through lifestyle. She co-directs an interdisciplinary Culinary Medicine course and leads a Health Promotion and Integrative Health pathway for medical students. She sees patients at Madsen Health Center and as a part of the One Day Wellness Program in Wellness and Integrative Health. She is the former director of Integrative Medicine and Integrative Medicine Fellowship Director at the University of Michigan. She serves on the board of the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health. She strives to increase education around wellness and integrative health topics both locally and nationally with a goal of increased access to services and a shift towards prevention and integrative health in conventional medicine.

Trinh Mai

Trinh Mai is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and mindfulness teacher with Wellness & Integrative Health and the Resiliency Center. A qualified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher through the Center for Mindfulness, UMASS Medical School, Trinh develops and facilitates mindfulness and resiliency workshops for U of U Health employees, patients, corporate and community partners. Prior to her current position, she was an associate professor/lecturer and served as Director of Field Education and Chair of Global Social Work in the College of Social Work. Her teaching and scholarship focused on topics of immigration and resettlement, global social work practice and diversity and social justice. Trinh has practiced clinical and community social work for over 20 years with diverse communities in the US and abroad. 

Robin L. Marcus, PT, PhD

Dr. Marcus, PT, PhD is a Professor of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training, and a clinical researcher with a background in exercise training in individuals with chronic health conditions. Her research examines the impact of lifestyle changes including exercise, diet and physical activity, on functional performance, disability and quality of life. She is especially interested in translating successful laboratory investigations of lifestyle interventions to the community where they can be scaled to the larger population. Currently a co-investigator on three NIH funded grants, a member of the leadership team of the Larry H. and Gail Miller Family Foundation’s Driving Out Diabetes Initiative, and of the L.S. Skaggs Patient Wellness Center, she also facilitates her colleagues’ research endeavors related to lifestyle and wellness interventions.

As University of Utah Health’s inaugural Chief Wellness Officer and the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs in the College of Health, she is uniquely positioned at the crossroads of academic training programs, the clinical delivery system, and the University of Utah Health Plan. The two share goal of finding innovative strategies to facilitate self-management and promote healthy lifestyle change for patients who suffer with chronic disease.

Robin Marcus supports that improving health and healthcare requires a healthy work force and recognizes the health system’s responsibility to promote faculty and staff well-being and resilience. Against this background, she has been instrumental in the development of the University of Utah Health Resiliency Center, the University’s 100% Tobacco Free Initiative, and the Registered Dietician Approved, healthy food and beverage initiative. She also serves the community as a board member of Get Healthy Utah, and is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the American Diabetes Association.

Ellen Maxfield, MSPH, CHES

Ellen Maxfield, MSPH, CHES

Ellen Maxfield, MSPH, CHES is a Clinical Instructor in Wellness and Integrative Health, and an adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training. She has worked for Wellness and Integrative Health since 2013. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from College of Idaho and a Master of Science degree in Public Health from Western Illinois University. Ellen oversees the Utah National Diabetes Prevention Program and the daily operations of the L.S. Skaggs Patient Wellness Center. She currently serves as a board member on the Steering Committee for the Prevention of Diabetes in Utah and the PCORI Research Advisory Board. Ellen is a Master Trainer and Lifestyle Coach for the National Diabetes Prevention Program. She loves health education and earned her Certified Health Education Specialist credential to advance her knowledge and abilities.

Ellen H. Morrow

Dr. Morrow is a recognized expert in the field of resident wellness. She has been asked to serve as the co-chair of the Graduate Medical Education Subcommittee on resident wellness. She has initiated multi-institutional collaborations on resident wellness program development and evaluation. She has also had two abstracts on resident wellness accepted for presentation. She has experience with publication of literature reviews.

Dr. Morrow now serves in the role of Co-Director of the Resiliency Center at the University of Utah, charged with evaluating and improving the workplace environment for all Health Sciences employees.

Dr. Morrow is currently enrolled in the Masters in Clinical Investigation program at the University of Utah, and expects to receive this degree in 2018. She is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Utah, specializing in minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgery.

Traci Thompson, MS, CSCS, ACSM HFD

Traci Thompson, MS, CSCS, ACSM HFD is an Assistant Professor of Health, Kinesiology and Recreation and Nutrition and Integrative Physiology at the University of Utah. She is a Certified Health Fitness Director (HFD) and Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). She has been the Director of PEAK Health and Fitness since 2001. Under Ms. Thompson’s direction, PEAK won the 2014 Beacon of Excellence Award in recognition of the transformational experiences our clinic provides for students. She was selected as a Fellow in the Academy of Health Science Educators in April 2015 in recognition of outstanding accomplishment in health science education. Traci earned designation as a University of Utah Higher Education Teaching Specialist in January 2019.

Britta Trepp

Britta Trepp

Britta Trepp, MS, ACSM CEP is the Associate Director of PEAK Health and Fitness for Wellness and Integrative Health and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Health, Kinesiology and Recreation. She has worked for the University of Utah since 2009. She earned her Bachelor of Art degree in Kinesiology from Hope College and Master of Science degree in Exercise Science from the University of Utah. In addition to teaching fitness and wellness class pedagogy to her students, she manages the University of Utah employee fitness program as well as Build a Bone, an osteoporosis prevention program, through the L.S. Skaggs Patient Wellness Center. Her passion is clinical teaching and enjoys collaborating with students from various departments on campus to create well-rounded health, fitness and wellness initiatives.

WIH Staff Leaders

Alexis Lee

Alexis Lee

Alexis Lee is a Programs Manager in Wellness and Integrative Health. On the WIH team, Alexis primarily helps to manage department finances, Wellness Outreach events, and ongoing program development. Alexis is a proud University of Utah graduate with degrees in Exercise and Sport Science and Health, Society and Policy. She has expertise in the social determinants of health, volunteer management, and program administration. In her free time, Alexis can be found skiing, running, gardening with her husband and friends.

Gabby Olsen

Gabby Olsen

Nancy Ortiz

Nancy Ortiz

Nancy Ortiz is Program Manager for Mobile Health at the University of Utah, overseeing The Wellness Bus operations, projects, and staff. She has worked for the University of Utah since 2017. She previously worked with the Utah Department of Health as a project manager and with the Hope Clinic, a community-based free health clinic providing care to the underserved members of our communities, and as a Director for international business at Nutraceutical Corporation. She has an MBA from the University of Utah and a BS in Community Health Education from California State University, Long Beach. She has over 25 years combined business and health care experience and a true passion for equitable health care for all.

Whitney Werner

Whitney Werner