Jessie M Pettit

Assistant Professor, Family and Community Medicine - (Clinical Scholar Track)
Residency Program Director

Dr. Pettit received her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY.  She completed her residency training in Family Medicine at the University of Arizona where she served as Chief Resident during her final year of training.  Dr. Pettit also finished Dr. Weil's Integrative Medicine Fellowship which furthered her ability to create care plans that are truly patient-centered.  As a physician who values the often complex needs of her patients, Dr. Pettit is honored to serve as the Tucson Family Advocacy Program's Medical Director.  Dr. Pettit’s main areas of interest are the promotion of health and wellness of women and children including maternity care and promotion of breastfeeding and lactation.  Outside of the office, Dr. Pettit is an avid yoga practitioner and enjoys laughing with her husband Josh and daughters Elena & Nina.

Research Interests: 
  • Clinical education/practice
  • Breastfeeding/lactation
  • Maternal child health
  • CAM
  • Health disparities
Degrees
  • MD: Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Yeshiva University, 2006
Honors and Awards
  • Chief Resident, University of Arizona, Family and Community Medicine
  • Isadore Rossman Memorial Award for Commitment to Community Health Care
  • Global Health Fellowship Recipient, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency
  • University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Family Medicine
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Family Medicine