Lori Rolando, MD, MPH, FACOEM

Executive Director
Health & Wellness

Dr. Rolando is the Executive Director of Vanderbilt's Faculty/Staff Health and Wellness Programs, which include the Occupational Health Clinic; Work/Life Connections-EAP; and Health Plus, VUMC's health promotion program. Dr. Rolando has responsibility for engaging employees of Vanderbilt in innovative programs that maximize well-being and productivity.

Dr. Rolando joined Vanderbilt in July 2008 as Assistant Medical Director of the Occupational Health Clinic. She has subsequently worked extensively within Health & Wellness, stepping into the role of Director of the Occupational Health Clinic in 2017, prior to moving into her current role in January 2023. She also served as Medical Director of the Health Plus health promotion program from 2009-2017. Throughout her various roles within Faculty & Staff Health and Wellness, she has always been and continues to be dedicated to ensuring the health, safety, well-being, and productivity of the Vanderbilt workforce. She also has served on multiple institutional committees for the both the Medical Center and University in furtherance of this goal.

Dr. Rolando earned her medical degree from Southern Illinois University (SIU) and completed her Occupational Medicine residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center as well as her MPH at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine of New York University in New York City. She is board certified in Occupational and Environmental Medicine and is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine within the Vanderbilt Department of Medicine’s Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health.

Dr. Rolando also has a background in surgery, having completed a general surgery residency at Southern Illinois University in Springfield, IL and a vascular surgery fellowship at Indiana University in Indianapolis, IN. She was previously board-certified in general and vascular surgery and practiced vascular surgery in a multidisciplinary clinic in Illinois prior to deciding to ultimately pursue a career in Occupational Medicine in 2006.