Widely renowned as an expert in making life and health better for women, Dr. Darria Long Gillespie, MD MBA is a regular national TV health expert, author of the upcoming book Mom Hacks, board-certified Emergency Department physician and a digital health executive. Given her experience, she holds a unique, multifaceted perspective of the healthcare system.
Dr. Long Gillespie trained at Yale and Harvard Business School, before becoming an Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She heads clinical strategy at leading digital health company Sharecare, is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee School of Medicine, and mom of two. Dr. Darria frequently appears on CNN, Fox News, Dr. Oz Show, and The Doctors, among others.
As an Emergency physician, Dr. Darria understands having too much to do in the most stressful of situations – and too little time to do it. She quickly learned techniques to save time – and lives. Becoming a patient herself was a wakeup call to do the same for herself, to find solutions to her own health challenges. She now brings these same high-yield strategies for wellness to her audiences, saving them time, struggles, [and their sanity].
Dr .Darria is a national spokesperson for the American College of Emergency Physicians and writes “The Busy Woman’s Guide to Health…and Sanity” for The Huffington Post, Sharecare.com, and The Doctor Oz Blog. She also hosts of Sharecare’s weekly “Ask Dr. Darria” Facebook Live.
Dr. Darria earned her medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine, her residency in emergency medicine from Yale University School of Medicine where she was a Clinical Instructor, and her MBA from Harvard Business School. She later joined the faculty of Harvard Medical School, where she was an Instructor of Medicine. Dr. Darria is also a classically trained pianist, having studied at the Eastman School of Music, although now her musical performances consist of rousing renditions of Twinkle Twinkle or anything else that she can sing and play, to her two children.
Dr. Darria is a chapter author in the pre-eminent textbook of emergency medicine, Harwood-Nuss Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine, as well as author of multiple medical research journal articles.
Dr. Darria resides in Atlanta, GA, with her husband, renowned hand surgeon Dr. Bryce Gillespie, her two children, and bullmastiff.