Jasmine Weiss, MD, FAAP is a chief resident for the Emory Pediatrics residency program. Dr. Weiss received her undergraduate degree in Biology Pre-Medicine at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, graduating summa cum laude. She received her Doctorate of Medicine from Duke University School of Medicine. During medical school matriculation she served as co-president of Student National Medical Association while continuing to pursue her interest in diversity in medical education and health disparities.
Dr. Weiss completed her pediatric residency training at Emory School of Medicine. She served as a founding resident diversity committee chairperson and as the American Academy of Pediatrics national representative for her program. She was selected to be a New Century Scholar which is a nationally recognized mentorship program for minority pediatric residents interested in academic medicine. As a resident she was awarded the Anne Jacques Excellence in Primary Care Award and the Resident of the Year Award. During her chief resident year she created the Housestaff Cup, a team building rewards program for residents to promote scholarly activity, advocacy and camaraderie among residents.
Career Interests: During her career she plans to work as an academic pediatrician with interests in social determinants of health, advocacy, medical education and increasing pipeline programs for minorities pursuing careers in medicine.
Research Interests: Research interests include understanding the role of the pediatrician in the intersection of health and education. She is particularly interested in exploring early literacy interventions in underserved communities. She is also interested in translating her research interests into advocacy and policy interventions. Finding innovative strategies to promote diversity in medicine remains a research interest.