Jamie Qualls, DO/MPH Candidate

 

Jamie Qualls and Jeremy Glogower have a great discussion about Jamies goals, and how she got to where she is.  Also a sneak preview of her upcoming talk at PBNSG!!

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Jamie Qualls, DO/MPH Candidate

Jamie Qualls is a 4th year medical student, graduating in May 2017 with a Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine and a Master of Public Health Degree from Michigan State University. She will start her Family Medicine residency training this summer in the St. John Providence Hospital System.

 

Jamie is one of few family physicians-to-be with boundless passion for plant-based nutrition. As former marketing director at an architecture firm in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, her life underwent a transformation over ten years ago when she began her own plant-based journey due to her love for animals. While researching the details of her new diet, she also began to discover its amazing connection to good health, thanks to physicians like Dr. Neal Barnard, Dr. Joel Kahn, and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn. She knew she had stumbled upon something incredible and began to seek opportunities to learn more.

 

Jamie has traveled to Washington D.C. to assist Dr. Barnard and the staff at PCRM with plant-based clinical trials, visited the Appalachian Mountain region to observe how the Coronary Health Improvement Program has revitalized public health in that area, and served on the Board of Directors for VegMichigan. Seeing a lack of physicians aware of the connection between plant-based foods and disease prevention, Jamie became compelled to follow in the footsteps of her heroes. She left her marketing career behind and was accepted to medical school at Michigan State University in 2012.

 

Jamie served as a project coordinator for the PBNSG Curriculum Committee. She helped review over 200 studies about the relationship of plant-based nutrition to chronic diseases. She considers this work an investment in her future, as she plans to open a family medicine clinic where her focus is helping her patients achieve optimal lifestyle factors to prevent and reverse chronic diseases. She hopes to use her training in public health to keep the momentum growing throughout our community, by educating people about lifestyle and disease prevention.

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