Girls Preparatory School to Present Special Guest Speaker, Author, Physician, and Alumna

Dr. Darria Long Gillespie returns to share her wisdom with students and parents.
Dr. Darria Long Gillespie is a Yale- and Harvard-trained emergency physician, a regular guest expert on CNN and The Dr. Oz Show, and a national go-to doctor for simplifying health—particularly for women and parents. Now she’s sharing her expertise with a wider audience via her new book Mom Hacks: 100+ Science-Backed Shortcuts to Reclaim Your Body, Raise Awesome Kids, and Be Unstoppable, and she’s coming to GPS for two public events.


Join Dr. Darria as she sits down with guest host Alison Lebovitz in a candid conversation on how she’s resetting health expectations—and what’s possible—for women and parents. She’ll also share some of her top hacks as an ER doctor and mom for making nutrition, sleep, stress management—and general health—simply smarter and easier.


As an emergency medicine physician, Dr. Darria knows that whatever comes through those ER doors, she can say, I’ve GOT this. She transfers the same mindset that lets her succeed amidst chaos into a system for parents, bucking the old standards of “just use more willpower” or “eat less, exercise more” and giving parents quick and actionable tips they can do today to help both themselves and their children thrive. Because every parent can find that sense of, I’ve GOT this.

Both presentations are free and open to the public, but guests are asked to register their attendance due to anticipated large crowds. A limited quantity of advanced copies of Mom Hacks, signed by Dr. Darria, will be given to early registrants. RSVP soon to reserve your copy at

About Mom Hacks
Why does society assume that good health has to be a never-ending battle? Or that poor wellbeing (and at times our sanity) is a cost of motherhood? No more. We cure diseases. We create artificial ears using 3-D printers. We solved how to pee in space. We can figure this out, too, and now Dr. Darria has done just that. As an ER doctor, Dr. Darria understands what it means to have too much to do in too little time. No matter what comes through those ER doors, she has to know, I’ve got this!

But then she became a patient—and later a mom of two—and realized that she suddenly couldn’t say the same about her own wellbeing. It quickly became clear that the current health paradigm for patients was not working.

Mom Hacks doesn’t add to your to-do list; it makes your list easier. So you can know, I’ve got this!

About Dr. Darria
Dr. Darria Long Gillespie graduated from GPS in 1996 and then became a Yale- and Harvard-trained emergency physician who is a national go-to doctor for simplifying health—particularly for women and parents. A mom of two herself, Dr. Darria regularly appears on HLN, CNN, The Dr. Oz Show, and The Doctors and is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee School of Medicine. Learn more on her website

Endorsements for Mom Hacks
“Dr. Darria fills the book with real medical lessons distilled from her years in the ER, as well as her own experiences as a mom of two. This is the perspective and information moms everywhere need to hear, today.”—Sanjay Gupta, M.D., CNN Chief Health Correspondent

“Dr. Darria delivers evidence-based bite-sized tips to help the busy parent (including Dad!) make the daily routine simpler and gratifying.”—Sudave Mendiratta, M.D., FACEP, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Tennessee College of Medicine; Erlanger Health System Chattanooga