Meet SHW Staff

Keith G. Meador, M.D., Th.M., MPHKeith G. Meador, M.D., Th.M., MPH
Associate Dean of Student Health and Wellness
Professor of Psychiatry and Health Policy
Director, Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society
Phone: 615-936-2686, 615-322-0480

Dr. Meador joined the faculty in 2010 coming from Duke University where he established and directed centers in the Medical Center and Divinity School focused on the intersections of religion and health. His scholarship builds on his clinical, research, and teaching background in mental health, practical theology, and public health seeking a better understanding of the interaction of individual and socio-cultural contributors to health and human flourishing. He also directs the national initiative, Mental Health and Chaplaincy, for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

K. Louise Hanson, M.D.K. Louise Hanson, M.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Medical Director, Student Health Center
Phone: 615-322-2254

Dr. Hanson completed her undergraduate degree at Cornell University and then came to Vanderbilt University for medical school, residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine. After several years in private practice in Nashville, she then moved to the Student Health Center in 1998, and became the medical director in July 2007.

Catherine Fuchs, M.D.Catherine Fuchs, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry
Division, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Director, Psychological and Counseling Center
Phone: 615-322-2571

Dr. Fuchs completed her undergraduate degree at Vanderbilt University and also attended Vanderbilt for medical school and residency in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Dr. Fuchs has been on the faculty since 1998 and is the Director of the University Psychological and Counseling Center. She teaches in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship, and her clinical research is in the area of Pediatric Delirium.

Christiana Russell, Ph.D.Christiana Russell, Ph.D.
Director, Student Health and Wellness
Phone: 615-322-0480

Dr. Russell attended The Ohio State University and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and also attended Georgia State University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Criminology. She returned to The Ohio State University to complete her graduate education and received her Master’s in Social Work and her doctorate in Human Development and Family Studies. She worked at Auburn University for 5 years and had dual appointment as a Faculty instructor in HDFS and Outreach Coordinator for K12 Education. She joined the Vanderbilt Community in 2013.

Outreach and Education

Katherine S. Drotos CuthbertKatherine S. Drotos Cuthbert
Office of Wellness Programs and Alcohol Education

Katherine S. Drotos Cuthbert is with the department of Student Health and Wellness and the Office of Wellness Programs & Alcohol Education. The office provides campus wide events and programming for students, staff, and faculty. Katherine is also the administrative facilitator of Vanderbilt Recovery Support (VRS), which supports students in recovery from alcohol and other drug abuse.

Rachel Eskridge, M.Ed.Rachel Eskridge, M.Ed.
Coordinator, Outreach and Prevention
Psychological and Counseling Center

Rachel Eskridge received her B.S.(’01) and M.Ed.(’07) from Vanderbilt. She has been at the Psychological and Counseling Center as the Program Coordinator for Education, Outreach and Prevention since August 2012.


Jessica LuyandaJessica Luyanda
Administrative Assistant II

Jessica Luyanda comes to Nashville from Melbourne, FL, where she served six years in the United States Air Force.  While stationed there, she attended Columbia College, and obtained her Bachelor’s in Human Services.  Jessica is currently pursuing her Master’s in Clinical Counseling from Post University, and plans to graduate in 2015.  She has been married to Damon Luyanda for almost 10 years, and they are the proud parents of Gabrielle- age 5, and Jaylon, age 2.  Jessica is the new Student Health and Wellness Administrative Assistant II, and she is thrilled to be a part of the Vanderbilt family.