Stephanie Garrett, MD, FACP, CHPE

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Emory University School of Medicine

Biography

Dr. Garrett is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of General Medicine & Geriatrics.  She received her initial degree, a BA in Biology, from Kenyon College.  She received her MD degree from Wright State University School of Medicine, an institution that prides itself in graduating top-caliber physicians with expertise in primary care delivery.  She also completed a graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education from the University of Louisville, in Louisville, Kentucky.  Dr. Garrett completed her geriatrics fellowship at the University of Chicago Hospitals and is board certified in internal medicine and geriatric medicine.  Dr. Garrett has also served as an investigator with the Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research, a collaborative research infrastructure supported by The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Morehouse School of Medicine, Tuskegee University, and University of Alabama.               

Dr. Garrett’s research interests include early and ethnoculturally–appropriate methods of cognitive impairment detection for older African Americans as well as the causes of daily functional disability in older African American women.  Along with her research partners, she demonstrated that older African American women self-report greater disability in day-to-day activities significantly more than non-Hispanic White men and women and African American men.   She seeks to understand the causes and risk factors for this racial/ethnic/gender disparity with the ultimate goal of identifying a beneficial intervention.

Dr. Garrett’s clinical practice is based at the Emory Clinic at 1525 Clifton Road.

Dr. Garrett also enjoys teaching and mentoring residents and fellows—the next generation of physicians and geriatricians.

She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.