Jessica A. Gold, MD, MS

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Dr. Gold has been interested in physician mental health and wellness since her masters work in anthropology focused on pre-medical education as a culture. This has only broadened and evolved for her throughout her training and through COVID-19, where healthcare worker mental health became a primary focus. She is also interested in issues of gender disparity, harassment, and trauma in the workplace. Her work also includes media literacy and advocacy. Dr. Gold has written for multiple popular press outlets, including TIME, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Self, and is a contributor to Forbes. Through those experiences, she has become interested in the role of the media (and social media) in mental health and mental health stigma. Dr. Gold believes that portrayals of mental illness in the press, in movies, and on television affect disease models, understanding of illness, and care-seeking.