Shannon Anjelica Markus, MD, MPH graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Biology and attended medical school at The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania where she served on the Executive Board of the Medical School Government for several years. Dr. Markus earned her Master of Public Health degree at The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston with a focus on leadership before moving to Nashville. There, she completed her residency training at the Vanderbilt Emergency Medicine Residency Program, where she served as the program representative to the Emergency Medicine Residents' Association at national meetings. Dr. Markus is currently the inaugural fellow in Health Policy and Equity in the Department of Emergency Medicine, and is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance. Her academic interests include policies that affect our most vulnerable populations, including reducing barriers to care, care for the uninsured and underinsured, protection of safety-net institutions, and studying how social determinants of health affect health outcomes. She is also passionate about mentoring medical students and residents. Dr. Markus enjoys international travel, gardening, camping, soccer, cooking (but especially Caribbean dishes), and crafts. She is married to Reid and has two fur-babies, Taz and Zara.


Shannon Anjelica Markus, MD, MPH

Instructor of Emergency Medicine & Fellow, Health Policy and Equity