Jessica Gold

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Additional Titles & Roles


  • Assistant Professor, Washington University Employee and Family Services
  • Director of Wellness, Engagement, and Outreach

Education & Training


  • Residency: Stanford University, 2018
  • MD: Yale University School of Medicine, 2014
  • MS: Anthropology: University of Pennsylvania, 2009
  • BA: Anthropology, Concentration Human Biology: University of Pennsylvania, 2009

Major Awards


  • Benjamin Franklin Scholar and Phi Beta Kappa, 2009
  • Winner, Marguerite Rush Lerner Award for Outstanding Creative Writing, 2011
  • George Ginsberg Fellowship, American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training (AADPRT), 2017
  • Arnold P. Gold Foundation’s Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, 2017
  • American Psychiatric Association (APA) Leadership Fellowship, 2016
  • Association of Academic Psychiatry (AAP) Fellowship Award, 2016

Areas of Clinical Interest


Healthcare Worker Mental Health, College Mental Health, Women’s Mental Health

Research Interests


Nationally Recognized expert in Mental health and burnout among healthcare workers, particularly during the pandemic, College mental health, Mental health advocacy using writing for the popular press and other forms of media, including social media, The overlap between pop culture and mental health, including celebrity mental health and self-disclosure.

She may be best known for her general audience original publications, in the Washington Post, New York Times, Forbes, SELF, and InStyle. She is also working on a book about healthcare worker mental health with Simon Element.

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Key Publications


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Funded Research Projects


HRSA 22-110: https://neuroscienceresearch.wustl.edu/promoting-resilience-in-health-care-workers-aim-of-new-grant/