Mary Yarbrough, MD, MPH

Faculty & Physician Wellness Program

Dr. Yarbrough is the Director of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Faculty and Physician Wellness Program, the SHARE Center, and VWell programs within Work/Life Connections-EAP.

Dr. Yarbrough joined the Vanderbilt faculty following a career in preventive medicine at the state, national and international levels. She translated these experiences into a holistic occupational model that integrated workplace, personal, and psychosocial services to influence health and safety. As the former Executive Director of Health and Wellness at VUMC, Dr. Yarbrough established the division for the faculty and staff occupational programs that is inclusive of Work/Life Connections–EAP; Occupational Health; and Health Plus, the faculty/staff health promotion program.

In 1999, Dr. Yarbrough began the Vanderbilt Faculty and Physician Wellness Program to address the growing needs of professionals coping with stress, depression, addiction, and other emotional and behavioral issues. The program has worked with over 5,000 University and Medical Center faculty, physicians, and mid-level providers during her tenure, providing evaluation, skill-based training, coaching, counselling, and monitoring for addictions post treatment.

Dr. Yarbrough received her B.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering and her MD from Vanderbilt University. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Vanderbilt and in Preventive Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, has faculty appointments in Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine, is boarded by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in both Occupational Medicine and General Preventive Medicine/Public Health, and is boarded by the American Board of Internal Medicine.