Dr. Jill Grimes is a board-certified family physician practicing in Austin, Texas. She is passionate about preventative medicine and patient education. In keeping with that aspiration, Dr. Grimes wrote Seductive Delusions: How Everyday People Catch STDs, hoping a different style of education - stories, not just statistics - might help to lower the shockingly high rate of sexually transmittable diseases in the United States today. Seductive Delusions has been a part of freshman health literacy curriculum in Texas high schools since 2010.
Dr. Grimes was a National Merit and President's Endowed Scholar at Texas A&M University, graduating in 1987. She received her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, and completed her family medicine residency training in Austin, Texas. Dr. Grimes maintained a private practice for twenty years, and is now exclusively seeing patients the University of Texas in their Urgent Care Department.
Dr. Grimes joined the UMASS medical school faculty as a clinical instructor in 2000, through an innovative internet-based ethics course that connected medical students with practicing family doctors across the country. In 2006, Dr. Grimes became a contributing author and member of the editorial board for the 5-Minute Clinical Consult textbook, and then served as an associate editor for the 2010-2015 editions.