Jennifer Rooke, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACOEM, DipABLM

Jennifer Rooke, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACOEM, DipABLM 

Assistant Professor

Community Health & Preventive Medicine


Optimal Health and Wellness Clinic
Location: NCPC
Phone: (404)752-1517 | (404-317-7268)


Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, NY
Residency: Internal Medicine

Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Residency: Preventive Medicine

Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Residency: Occupational Medicine

Long Island University, Intensified Teachers Training Program
: Initial Teacher Certification

St. Georges University School of Medicine
Degree: Doctor of Medicine

Emory University, Master of Public Health Program
Degree: Master of Public Health

Hunter College, City University of New York
Degree: BA

Research Interests

  • Dietary Cholesterol Oxides as an underlying cause of Cardiometabolic Diseases
  • Plant-Based Nutrition and chronic disease
  • Lifestyle behavior modification in the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes
  • Vitamin D screening among African Americans: Are we using the wrong test
  • Employee Health Interventions that improve health and reduce costs.
  • Environmental Health

Clinical Interests

  • Lifestyle Medicine
  • Occupational Medicine


  • Branch-Rooke, J., McKinley, T. W., & Sikes, R. K. (1990). Domestic violence: an analysis of battered women in Georgia. Journal of the Medical Association of Georgia.
  • Branch-Rooke, J. (1997) The HIV Epidemic in Grenada, 1984 - 1996. Grenada Medical Journal.
  • Rooke, J. (2018). Advancing Health Equity with Lifestyle Medicine. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 1559827618780680.
  • Rooke, J (2020) Handwashing and Plant-Based Nutrition: Recurring themes in Health Education. American Journal of Health Science.

Honors and Awards

  • Full-Tuition Scholarship, St. Georges University, School of Medicine, St. Georges, Grenada, December 1980
  • Annual Service Awards, Choice Care Occupational Medicine, 2005 - 2007
  • Service Appreciation Award, The Airport Mail Center at OSHA VPP Flag Ceremony, August 9, 2007
  • Appreciation Award for Outstanding Contributions in Teaching, Morehouse School of Medicine, June 22, 2007
  • Service Award for Serving as President, Georgia Chapter of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, February 11, 2012
  • Service Appreciation Award, Georgia Caribbean American Heritage Coalition, at Opening Ceremony of Caribbean Heritage Month, June 2, 2013