When it comes to health, Jill Grimes, MD, is PASSIONATE about PREVENTION. As a proud Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, her practical and evidence-based advice covers all ages, genders and body parts. Dr. Grimes has always enjoyed educating, in and out of the exam rooms. Her message is shared across all media platforms, from print magazines and online forums, to radio talk shows and television.

Dr. Grimes was a National Merit and President’s Endowed Scholar at Texas A&M University, the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of ’87 (Whoop!) She earned her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, and completed her family medicine residency in Austin, TX, in 1991. After twenty years of private practice in Austin, Dr. Grimes then worked part-time on campus at the University of Texas University Health Services until 2020, at which point she pivoted to community outreach through public health initiatives during COVID. As a parent of freshly graduated college students herself, Dr. Grimes is especially empathetic to the medical challenges these young people experience.

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. Dr. Grimes authored the novel Seductive Delusions: how everyday people catch STDs, which converted an awkward and boring subject to an engaging, educational resource. Dr. Grimes passion project, however, is an award-winning book now in it’s third edition: the humorous and evidence-based “The ULTIMATE College Student Health Handbook: Your Guide for Everything from Hangovers to Homesickness”

Dr. Grimes is excited to be part of the Thread Health team, an innovative digital health platform designed to deliver health education and care to teens, young adults, and their parents.

Drew Grimes, MD, Brittany, Nicole, & Jill Grimes, MD