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Darria Long Gillespie, MD, MBA, FACEP

Practicing Emergency Physician; Senior Vice President of Clinical Strategy, Sharecare; TV & Media Medical Expert

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Widely renowned as an expert in making life and health better for women, Dr. Darria Long Gillespie, MD MBA is a national on-air 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 leads clinical strategy at 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, and is a blogger for The Huffington Post and MindBodyGreen.

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].

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Dr. Darria Long Gillespie ranks as one of America’s experts on maximizing ROI in healthcare. After joining the faculty of Harvard Medical School immediately after residency, she was appointed to Senior Vice President of Clinical Strategy by digital health engagement company Sharecare. She frequently speaks as a medical expert on national TV including CNN and FoxNews, and serves as national spokesperson for the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Widely regarded as an authority on creating/executing/implementing digital strategies for health, Dr. Gillespie continues to practice medicine as an ER physician. Her unique position at the intersection of medicine, media, and business enables Dr. Gillespie’s deep understanding of the stakeholders necessary for transforming the way we think about health.

Why does society assume that good health has to be a never-ending battle? No more. We cure diseases. We create artificial ears using 3-D printers. We solved how to pee in space. We can figure this out too, and now Dr. Darria has done just that.


As an ER doctor, Dr. Darria understands having too much to do in too little time. No matter what comes through those ER doors, she has to know, ‘I’ve got this.’ But then she became a patient – and later a mom of two – and realized that she suddenly couldn’t say the same about her own wellbeing. It quickly became clear that the current health paradigm for parents was not working.


A Yale-trained emergency physician and Harvard MBA, Dr. Darria has transferred those same high-yield systems that give her that calm-in-the-face-of-chaos mentality in the ER, into Health Hacks that give audiences the same success in their everyday wellbeing. Health Hacks don’t add to your to-do list, they make it easier to do.


By combining the best in medicine with behavioral economics and psychology, Dr. Darria will D.A.R.E (Design, Automate, Reframe, Engage) audiences to change in an entirely new way that incorporates strategically small and incremental changes. Let wellbeing become simpler. Doable. Find your own “I’ve got this,” today.


Why does society assume that poor health (and at times our sanity) has to be a cost of motherhood? No more. We cure diseases. We create artificial ears using 3-D printers. We solved how to pee in space. We can figure this out too, and now Dr. Darria has done just that.


As an ER doctor, Dr. Darria understands having too much to do in too little time. No matter what comes through those ER doors, she has to know, ‘I’ve got this.’ But then she became a patient – and later a mom of two – and realized that she suddenly couldn’t say the same about her own wellbeing. It quickly became clear that the current health paradigm for pa ents was not working.


A Yale-trained emergency physician and Harvard MBA, Dr. Darria has transferred those same high-yield systems that give her that calm-in-the-face-of-chaos mentality in the ER, into “Health Hacks” that give parents the same success in the everyday wellbeing of their entire family. Health Hacks don’t add to your to-do list, they make it easier to do.


By combining the best in medicine with behavioral economics and psychology, Dr. Darria will D.A.R.E (Design, Automate, Reframe, Engage) audiences to change in an entirely new way that incorporates strategically small and incremental changes. Let the wellbeing of your entire family become simpler. Doable. Find your own “I’ve got this,” today.


“The Amazon-ization of Healthcare”. Telemedicine. Growing healthcare expenditures that parallel our growing chronic disease burden – and increasing frustration on the part of both patients and physicians. How can the provider experience change over the next 20 years? What is the future of “Digital Health”  – and is it the solution? How can we overcome security and privacy concerns, and enlist providers and hospitals, which are historically slow to adopt this new technology? We face a critical juncture in the ability to leverage technology in healthcare in a way that can connect the entire system.


As a physician, media expert and digital health leader, Dr. Darria Long Gillespie will discuss future digital health trends – and roadblocks. Moving forward will require a new hybrid healthcare model that if done well, can save healthcare expenses, reinvigorate the patient/physician relationship, and most importantly, improve patient outcomes and quality of life.


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