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Alison Yarp, MD, MPH

Medical and Public Health Consultant

Expertise

Mental Health, Public Health, Medical Education

Education

Emory University, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Long School of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health

Highlights

Medicine may seem like a mystery, and there is a lot we do not know. My goal is to empower others to learn more about their health, from prevention through management. Sometimes there is not a definite answer, but ideally, through education, we will have a greater understanding of how to move forward.

— Alison Yarp, MD, MPH

Experience

Alison Yarp is a medical and public health professional with a passion for educating and mentoring. She has several years of experience teaching and performing research on topics ranging from emergency response to mental health awareness. While working as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician in college, she served as chair of the Emory EMS Community Outreach committee, which educated the greater Emory community on medical emergencies. In medical school and residency, she developed and managed programs and researched promoting mentorship and overall well-being and enjoys writing opinion essays in these areas.

Education

Alison graduated from Emory University with a Bachelor of Science degree, double majoring in Biology and Anthropology. She then received her MD from UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine and her Master of Public Health from the UT School of Public Health in Houston. After completing an intern year in psychiatry, she decided to pursue other areas of medicine and is applying to preventive medicine and public health training programs.

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