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Dr. Jessi Gold

Chief Wellness Officer, University of Tennessee

Dr. Jessi Gold is the inaugural Chief Wellness Officer for the University of Tennessee (UT) System and an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC).

Dr. Gold works clinically as an outpatient psychiatrist and focuses her work on students, faculty, and healthcare workers.

She has spoken at major national and international meetings across diverse settings, from academic institutions to hospital systems to the entertainment industry. She has written research and academic publications in JAMA, the American Journal of Psychiatry, and elsewhere and has been identified by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the ‘Top 14 Chief Wellness Officers to Get to Know | 2024′.

She may be best known, however, for her general audience original publications that teach about mental health topics and decrease stigma that can be found in, among others, the Washington Post, New York Times, Forbes, SELF, and InStyle, as well as her expert media appearances in print, television, radio, and podcasts, and her large social media presence.

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