Elise Scott, M.D.
Associate Director for Medical and Psychiatry Services
I seek to support students through a partnership founded in compassion and mutual respect. My medical background provides me with a strong neuroscience foundation for treating mental illness — one which challenges dualistic views of mind and body. My approach combines open-minded listening, psychotherapy, lifestyle interventions, and medication management to help students gain resilience, discover their personal identity, and work toward authentic, value-driven lives.
Dr. Scott completed her undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Omega Alpha, and Gold Humanism honor societies. She and her husband then moved to Tennessee where she completed her residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, serving as Chief Resident in her final year. She is honored to be a Laughlin and National Neuroscience Curriculum Initiative scholar through which she continues to write, educate, and advocate for equity using evidence-based neuroscience.
In her free time, Elise enjoys traveling, rock climbing, playing board games, and eating sushi with her husband, daughter, family, and friends.