Dr. Tracey Godbold joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an instructor in June 2020. She was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Southeast Michigan. She graduated from Wellesley College in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. After graduating from college, she worked as a paralegal at an employment law firm in Boston, Massachusetts for one year. She then spent four years working in administration and student affairs at the Graduate Program at Harvard Law School; in this position she worked with a diverse cohort of international students pursuing Masters of Law and Doctor of Juridical Science degrees. During this time she also attended night school at the Harvard Extension school where she completed her pre-medical coursework and volunteered with the Family Van, a mobile health van that provides preventative health services and health coaching in low-income and medically underserved neighborhoods in Boston. She received her medical degree in 2017 from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. During medical school she completed a year of research in public health; her project examined and compared in-store marketing of sugar-sweetened beverages by food retailers in different neighborhoods throughout the city of St. Louis. Dr. Godbold completed her internship and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital / Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis prior to joining the Division of Hospital Medicine. Her academic interests include general inpatient and outpatient medicine. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, reading, yoga and spending time in Forest Park.