Jessie Merritt, M.D.

Hometown: Huntington, West Virginia
College: Marshall University
Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Psychiatry Interests: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Homelessness and economically underserved, PTSD and trauma (especially in terms of its effects on previously listed topics)


Jessie Merritt was born and raised on US Army bases prior to transitioning to civilian life in Huntington, WV. Her interest primarily include the mitigation of psychological trauma particularly within the runaway homeless youth population. Beyond the topics of trauma and child and adolescent psychiatry she has additional interests in preventative psychiatry, serving the homeless/LGBTQI populations, and education. In her free time, she enjoys kickboxing, trail running, yoga, and spending time with her cat, and dog.