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Jessica Gold, M.D, M.S.

Current Position
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

University Roles
Attending, Cancer Psychiatry
Staff Psychiatrist, Habif Health and Wellness Center
WE Admitting Attending

Education and Training
B.A. (Anthropology, Concentration Human Biology), University of Pennsylvania, 2009
M.S. (Anthropology), University of Pennsylvania, 2009
M.D., Yale University School of Medicine, 2014

Internship and Residency, Stanford University, Department of Psychiatry, 2018
Chief Resident, 2017-18

Major Awards
Benjamin Franklin Scholar (University of Pennsylvania)
Phi Beta Kappa (University of Pennsylvania)
Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) (Stanford)
Association of Academic Psychiatry Fellowship Award
American Psychiatric Association Leadership Fellowship
Arnold P. Gold Foundation’s Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award
American Psychiatric Association Resident Recognition Award
The Miller Award for the Best Paper by a Psychiatric Resident (Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry)
George Ginsberg Award, American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training (AADPRT)
Marguerite Rush Lerner Award for Outstanding Creative Writing (Yale University School of Medicine)
Winner, Psychiatric Times Essay Contest

Areas of Clinical Interest
College Mental Health, Consult-Liaison Psychiatry, Oncology, Women's Mental Health


Areas of Research Interests
Physician Wellness and Mental Health, College Mental Health, Psychiatry and the Media, Stigma, Medical Education


Key Publications
Gold JA, Sher Y, Maldonado JR, (2016 May). Frontal Lobe Epilepsy: A Primer for Psychiatrists and a Systematic Review of Psychiatric Manifestations. Psychosomatics. 57(5): 445-64.  Full Article ->

Gold JA, Bandstra BS, DeGolia SG, (2016 Dec). Early Outpatient Experience for Psychiatry Interns: The Evaluation Clinic. Acad Psychiatry. 40(6): 944-946.  Full Article ->

Gold JA, Johnson B, Leydon G, Rohrbaugh RM, Wilkins KM, (2015 Feb). Mental health self-care in medical students: a comprehensive look at help-seeking. Acad Psychiatry. 39(1): 37-46.  Full Article ->

Gold JA, Barg FK, Margo K, (2014 Oct). Undergraduate students' perspectives on primary care. J Prim Care Community Health. 5(4): 279-83.  Full Article ->

Gold JA, (2013 Oct). Alligator hands. Ann. Intern. Med.. 159(7): 498-9.  Full Article ->

Puhl RM, Gold JA, Luedicke J, DePierre JA, (2013 Nov). The effect of physicians' body weight on patient attitudes: implications for physician selection, trust and adherence to medical advice. Int J Obes (Lond). 37(11): 1415-21.  Full Article ->