Jessica Gold, MD, MS

Jessica (“Jessi”) Gold, MD, MS, is an Assistant Professor and the Director of Wellness, Engagement, and Outreach in the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University in Saint Louis School of Medicine. She works clinically as an outpatient psychiatrist and sees primarily sees college and graduate students, as well as faculty, staff, and hospital employees. She also teaches and mentors students and trainees.

Dr. Gold is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (B.A. and M.S. in Anthropology) and the Yale School of Medicine (M.D.). She completed her residency training in Adult Psychiatry at Stanford University where she served as chief resident from 2017-2018.

Dr. Gold is particularly interested in college mental health, women’s mental health and gender equity, physician wellness, and the overlap between popular media, stigma, and psychiatry. She is a nationally recognized expert on these topics and has spoken at national conferences, is interviewed regularly for news outlets ranging from the New York Times to Teen Vogue, and consults for publishing and media.

While she has published frequently in the more “traditional” methods of research papers and academic publications, she has also enjoyed teaching about mental health topics and decreasing stigma through writing for popular press outlets. She has been featured in, among others, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, TIME, Vox, Newsweek, Self, InStyle, Glamour, and the HuffPost. She is also a Forbes contributor. She is a member of the APA Council of Communications, the Psychiatric Times Advisory Board, a founding and steering committee member of TIME’S UP Healthcare, and on the editorial board for MedPage. She is very active on social media, particularly twitter (@drjessigold), and was named one of Medscape’s top 20 physician influencers on social media in 2019.


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