Jennifer Rooke, MD MPH FACOEM FACPM
Medical Director, Advanced Lifestyle Medicine
Assistant Professor of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine
Chairperson, Guidelines and Policies/Standards Committee, American College of Lifestyle Medicine
Medical Director, Optimal Health and Wellness Clinic, Morehouse Healthcare
Medical board certified in Preventive Medicine, Occupational Medicine and Public Health
Jennifer Rooke, MD MPH FACOEM FACPM earned her medical degree at St. Georges University School of Medicine in Grenada, and completed an MPH at Emory University. Her medical training spanned diverse settings in Grenada, England, New York City, Uganda and Atlanta, leading first to a residency in Internal Medicine and ultimately to board certifications in both Occupational Medicine and Public Health / General Preventive Medicine. She is a fellow of both the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) and the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM). She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine, an institution she has served in varied capacities over the years, including more recently founding the Optimal Health and Wellness Clinic through Morehouse Healthcare.
Dr. Rooke sees Lifestyle Medicine as a medical specialty that should be just as important as universally recognized practice specialties such as Cardiology or Endocrinology in the treatment of patients suffering lifestyle-related diseases. She envisions a world free of such preventable diseases, where all people may enjoy the physical, emotional and social health necessary to reach their full potential. She established the first Lifestyle Medicine clinic in Atlanta, GA, originally under the name Atlanta Lifestyle Medical Center and later as Advanced Lifestyle Medicine. She serves as Chairperson of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine’s Guidelines and Policies/Standards Committee, which is developing Lifestyle Medicine practice standards and guidelines for physicians.
Dr. Rooke served for several years as the Medical Officer of Health for the Government of Grenada Ministry of Health, and on numerous occasions consulted with or conducted research for the governments of Antigua, Barbuda or Grenada regarding public health matters. She sustains a global perspective on public health, and continues to be active in the International Commission on Occupational Health. She has also completed the Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition program produced by T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. Her dozens of presentations at conferences and professional meetings down through the years have covered topics ranging widely from anemia to impaired driving, to chronic disease incidence among women, to pathogen exposures in the workplace, to sleep apnea, to sarcoma, to evidenced-based nutrition, to workplace wellness programs, to “Is a Plant-Based Diet the New Hand Washing?”