Jacqui Bartholomew, NP-C, MPH, RN

Nurse Practitioner

Jacqui Bartholomew is a Family Nurse Practitioner, wife, and aunt. She received her Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Public Health from Emory University.  She also has four Bachelor of Science degrees in Immunology, Toxicology, International Studies, and Spanish from Penn State University.

Her professional background in medicine includes 3 years as a nurse practitioner in rheumatology and 3 years as a Health Scientist in Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She has a passion for chronic and autoimmune disorders, and loves educating patients to take control of their own health.

Jacqui became interested in functional medicine while practicing as a nurse practitioner and encouraging lifestyle changes as a part of her patient’s wellness journey. She also experienced this firsthand in her own life. She started to clean up the products she used, the benefits of weight training and maintaining an active lifestyle.

When Jacqui’s not seeing patients at STAT Wellness, she’s likely working on a DIY project in her 1960s home, reading, traveling with her husband, or finding an activity at the lake.



How do you stay healthy with a busy schedule?

Plan for the week ahead. I sit down every Friday and plan my meals, order groceries, and decide when/where I will do my workouts for the week. I find that if it’s on my calendar, I am much more likely to stick to a healthy routine no matter what the week ahead entails.

Move every day. No matter what is going on that day, I try to move my body for at least 20 minutes daily.

Turn off screens. It is good for my mental health to be present in the moment especially in the morning and before bed – I try to put away my computer, and phone whenever possible.

If you could eat one cuisine for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?

This is a tough one… but probably Mediterranean food. I absolutely love olives (I will eat them straight out of the jar) and enjoy eating a grain bowl with vegetables.

What’s your favorite healthy snack?

Almonds or fruit with yogurt.

Can you share something about yourself with us we may not know?

I love to sail and being out on the water relaxes me.

Do you have a favorite inspirational podcast or book?

One of my favorite inspirational books is the Power of Habit. I find that habit stacking is one of my favorite ways to start building a new routine.

What’s your all time favorite song to work out to?

I have so many, but recently I’ve been listening to Dancing on my Own by Robyn gives me the motivation I need to work out.



Tell us how you first go interested in health and wellness.

My Mom encouraged me to exercise and eat the rainbow growing up from a young age. However, I truly didn’t start understanding the need for change myself until my time working at CDC, I saw first-hand the grave statistics behind the chronic diseases facing Americans and I wanted to have an impact with people one-on-one.  Shortly after a trip abroad with CDC, I decided to go back to school to become a nurse practitioner. I have been incorporating more health habits in my own life since this time.


What is your spirit animal and why?

My spirit animal is a dog because I’m loyal, love to be outside and enjoy being around other people.