Michelle C. Foote-Pearce, D.Min.

Associate in

Faculty Appointments
Associate in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Associate in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
M.S., Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville, TennesseeD.Min., Graduate Theological Foundation, Mishawaka, IndianaB.S.N., Fitchburg State College, Fitchburg, MassachusettsM.S.N., Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
Research Description
Mindfulness and health: effects of mindfulness-based therapies and practices on health, prevention, recovery, and management of illness; relationship of meaning and purpose with well-being and health; use of relationship and positive emotions in illness prevention, symptom management, and physical and emotional healing
Clinical Description
Dr. Michelle Pearce has been a member of the faculty since 2009. She is an integrative health psychotherapist at Vanderbilt’s Center for Integrative Health.

Dr. Pearce also retains a license as an RN and has extensive clinical and teaching experience as an oncology clinical nurse specialist and nurse educator. Her clinical expertise combines areas of physical, psychological/emotional, and spiritual health and includes: integrative health, mindfulness-based psychotherapy, meaning-centered psychotherapy, and EMDR.