Dr. Erin Vanessa Spearman is an Assistant Professor at Georgia Health Sciences University who holds dual appointments in the Departments of Psychiatry and Health Behavior and Internal Medicine. A native of Augusta, Georgia, she was educated in the Richmond County Public School System, graduating with honors from John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School. Upon completion of her secondary education, she attended Spelman College (Atlanta, GA), where she earned a B.S. in Biology with Latin and College-wide Honors. Dr. Spearman then attended medical school at Georgia Health Sciences University (Augusta, GA). Upon completion of medical school, she trained in the combined Internal Medicine and Psychiatry Program at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) (Charleston, SC), where she served as Chief Resident during her last year of training. In 2010, she was named MUSC Department of Geriatrics and Internal Medicine Outpatient Resident of the Year and the MUSC Reynolds Aging Q3 Project Resident of the Year.
Dr. Spearman’s areas of interest and clinical expertise are that of Consultation Liaison Psychiatry, Outpatient Internal Medicine, and Medical Student Education. Her research interests include the effects of depression on diabetes and hypertension management as well as the effects of undiagnosed anxiety and depression on the academic performance of medical and other health professional students.
When not involved in patient care, Dr. Spearman enjoys spending time with family, mentoring, volunteering at her church, creative writing, public speaking, and performing music with local concert bands and choirs.