Board-Certified Physician.
Research Scientist.
Lifestyle medicine pioneer. 

about dr. Sharon bergquist

I believe the future of medicine is in empowering people with the exact information and tools they need to manage their own health. My nearly three decades of experience working in clinical care, scientific research and worksite wellness has collectively shown me the dramatic impact lifestyle as medicine can have on our lives. 

Leading the Movement in Preventive Care, Healthy Aging and Lifestyle Medicine

My journey into using lifestyle as medicine began after I discovered a large gap in our healthcare system. My patients needed guidance in-between office visits because they lacked the precise lifestyle-based knowledge and skills to manage their own health. 



In my quest to help my patients improve their health, I took on an  adjunct role as the assistant director of research at Emory’s Paul W. Seavey Clinic, where I conducted clinical trials in healthy aging, wellness, and lifestyle medicine. In my research, I started to look at the different factors that influence our wellbeing and longevity, including novel biological markers and lifestyle habits.

Discovering An Unmet Need In Healthcare

Exploring Science-Backed Solutions

my story

My journey into using lifestyle as medicine began after I discovered a large gap in our healthcare system. My patients needed guidance in-between office visits because they lacked the precise lifestyle-based knowledge and skills to manage their own health. 




In my quest to help my patients improve their health, I took on an  adjunct role as the assistant director of research at Emory’s Paul W. Seavey Clinic, where I conducted clinical trials in healthy aging, wellness, and lifestyle medicine. In my research, I started to look at the different factors that influence our wellbeing and longevity, including novel biological markers and lifestyle habits.

Inspired by my own and other groundbreaking research, I founded Emory Lifestyle Medicine & Wellness to integrate prevention and disease management tools that were not being offered in the traditional healthcare system. I also utilized my knowledge and research to design award-winning evidence-based wellness programs. I have made it my mission to share the lifestyle habits and behaviors that ultimately will have the biggest impact in improving your health.                                                 



What began as a smaller mission to improve my patients’ health has since evolved into a larger movement to bring the latest science, tools, and information to a global audience with Prescriptive Wellness.

Together, I want to shift our culture around health and offer the exact steps you need to personalize your path to wellness with the precision of science-based information. I believe that you can live a more vibrant life. 

Taking Research From Bench to Bedside

Combining Decades of Knowledge

Inspired by my research, I founded the Emory Lifestyle Medicine & Wellness Program to offer daily guidance to patients outside of the traditional healthcare system. I also utilized my research to design evidence-based worksite wellness programs at Emory’s hospital and corporate headquarters. I discovered that skills and tools grounded in lifestyle habits and behaviors, had the biggest impact in improving health. 




What began as a smaller mission to improve my patients’ health, has since evolved into a larger movement to bring the latest science, tools and information to a global audience with Prescriptive Wellness.

Together, I want to shift our culture around health and offer the exact steps needed for people to improve their health and live a more vibrant life. 

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Bachelor of Science, Yale University

Doctor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School




A LITTLE MORE ABOUT ME

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I obtained my Bachelor of Science at Yale University in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and attended Harvard Medical School. I completed my internship and residency at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital and completed additional fellowships at the University of Tokyo in alternative medicine. I joined the faculty of Emory University School of Medicine in 2000, where I am currently the Pam R. Rollins professor of medicine, a practicing board-certified internal medicine doctor and the medical director of Emory’s Executive Health Center, and a research scientist. I also serve on global committees pioneering innovative science-based prevention, wellbeing, and longevity medicine.

More About My Professional Bio

I’ve won multiple awards in clinical care including: 
Atlanta’s Top Doctors 
(2016-2022)
Exceptional Women in Medicine (2017, 2021)
Women Leader for the New Millennium (2006)

Award-Winning Physician 

I’ve contributed to over 200 stories and counting.

I work with companies and start-ups to develop nutrition and wellness plans. 

Wellness Consultant 

Medical Expert for the Media

I speak at corporate wellness events, scientific symposiums and community events.

Renowned Event Speaker

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I believe that:


Our bodies have the tremendous capacity to heal.

We can nurture our fundamental needs through lifestyle habits.

We can prevent diseases that commonly occur with aging.

True health is achieved by caring for all dimensions: physical, emotional and spiritual.

Science has the precise answers to how we can best support our health.

And lastly, I believe that a happier, healthier life is possible for you.

I’m here to support you on your journey.

Science and tools to empower you in every stage of your health journey.

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Actionable steps to build sustainable solutions for your health challenges.

The latest research and resources to empower your whole health. 

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