"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. " Philippians 4:6

In 2021 my mother suffered three devastating strokes. She was under extreme financial stress for a long duration, and I knew it was a factor in her stroke. I had studied stress for years, so I was determined to address the connection of neurological diseases and life stressors to health.

It all begins with an idea. Stress Vitals Institute aims to demonstrate how stress is a critical element in everyone’s life. If addressed, a patient could make significant progress in prevention, treatment, and outcomes. For this reason, we partner with physicians in various medical areas and work with them to use our method for positive outcomes for their patients. Our focus is research; research is at the center of our work. We are adamant that her stress management institute adheres to the highest standards of evidence-based research.

To heal, we believe, requires faith. For this reason, we put our clients in touch with their faith leaders to guide them towards wholeness! In this way, the physician attends to the body, and the faith leaders the soul.

Meet the Founder

Marcia Uddoh, MD (candidate), PhD, MPH, MS, MSW, is a pioneer in Christian-based stress research and management specializing in neurology and cognition. In 2018 the prestigious integrative medicine research program with Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona School of Medicine accepted her as a research intern; she researched holistic approaches to stress management. Dr. Uddoh is the founder of Stress Vitals Institute LLC, an evidence-based research institute that develops stress assessments, reports, and stress management interventions.   All faiths are welcome. Dr. Uddoh is a fellow of the American Institute of Stress and contributing editor of Contentment magazine.


  • M.D., Expected Graduation, November 2022
  • Board Certification HRV, Expected October 2022
  • Ph.D., Art Education, Concentration: Cognitive Imagery 1998
  • Masters Clinical Research Administration, 2018
  • Masters Public Health, 2016
  • Masters Social Work 1992



  • Fellow, American Institute of Stress, 2022- Current
  • Contributing Editor, Contentment Magazine (stress), 2022 – present
  • Mentorship, Boston Center for Health Psychology and Biofeedback, (online upcoming, 2022)
  • Recipient, National Institutes of Health (NIH) /Morehouse School of Medicine, National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) 2021-22
  • Visiting Scholar, Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center (SIRC), 2019
  • Integrative Medicine Research Intern, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, 2018
  • Faculty/Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Houston, 2000 – 2001
  • Supervisor, Mico College Youth Counselling Center, 1998

Dr. Marcia Uddoh is adamant that her stress management practice adheres to the highest standards of evidence-based research. She holds a master’s degree in clinical research administration (CRA). Dr. Marcia Uddoh is a proud Fellow of the American Institute of Stress (AIS) and a contributing editor to the stress magazine entitled Contentment. Dr. Uddoh’s unique stress management approach was recently accepted as part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant writing mentee program through the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) SETH.

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We provide science-based research to physiologically assess stressors and implement our proven visualization image intervention strategies to create happier Christian-based lives.


Our vision is to provide evidence-based methods of stress assessments adopted by health professionals worldwide to avert disease exacerbation through preventative interventions guided by the Christian faith.

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