Dr. Sharon Bergquist is Rollins Senior Distinguished Clinician and assistant professor of medicine in the Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics at Emory University School of Medicine. She is the Medical Director of Emory’s Executive Health program and leads the research program at the Paul W. Seavey Comprehensive Internal Medicine Clinic. She founded and directs Emory Lifestyle Medicine & Wellness, where she develops innovative programs aimed at shifting our culture and health system towards prevention and wellness and helping people and communities live healthier and more vibrant lives.
Dr. Bergquist has consecutively been named one of Atlanta’s Top Physicians by Atlanta Magazine, received the inaugural Castle Connolly Exceptional Women in Medicine award and named Women Leader for the New Millennium by Turknett Leadership Group. Her research focuses on healthy aging, prevention, and lifestyle medicine. She helps lead Emory’s Healthy Aging Study, the largest clinical study in Atlanta with the aim of finding genes and other early biological markers for predicting chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease. She also investigates the effect of stress, resilience, nutrition and meditation on the rate of biologic aging and the inflammation associated with premature aging and chronic disease.
Dr. Bergquist is a regular medical contributor to local and national news, including Good Morning America, CNN, Fox News Network, NPR, and The Wall Street Journal. She is a contributing writer for Thrive Global, former contributor to The Huffington Post and a former consulting medical editor and medical review team member for WebMD. She hosts The Whole Health Cure podcast and frequently speaks in the areas of wellness, genomic medicine, and healthy aging.
Dr. Bergquist earned her Bachelor of Science from Yale University and medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She completed her internship and residency at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital and received advanced training through research fellowships in Eastern medical philosophy at the University of Tokyo.