Widely regarded as an authority on ‘Effortless Wellness”, Dr. Darria Long Gillespie integrates cutting edge medicine with holistic health to make wellness simple, efficient…and even effortless. A Yale and Harvard-trained ER doctor, head of clinical strategy at leading population health company Sharecare, and mom of two children under four, Dr. Darria frequently appears on CNN, Fox News, Dr. Oz Show, and The Doctors, and is a blogger for The Huffington Post and MindBodyGreen.
As an ER doctor, Dr. Darria understands having too much to do and information overload in the most stressful of situations – and too little time to deal with it. She quickly learned techniques to save time – and lives. Becoming a patient herself was a wakeup call to do the same with her own health and to find solutions to her own challenges. She now brings these same high-yield strategies for wellness to her audiences, saving them time, struggles, [and their sanity].
As a board certified emergency physician, she is a Clinical Assistant Professor for the University of Tennessee School of Medicine, Chattanooga and is a national spokesperson for the American College of Emergency Physicians.
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 and her MBA from Harvard Business School.
Dr. Darria resides in Atlanta, GA, with her husband, renowned hand surgeon Dr. Bryce Gillespie, her two children, and bullmastiff.