Pharmacy Focus: Public Health Matters - What is Public Health?

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This month's guest is Jennifer Lind, PharmD, MPH, MBA, a public health pharmacists, epidemiologist in the Medication Safety Program at the CDC, and commander in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.

On this episode, Dr. Christina Madison speaks with Jennifer Lind, PharmD, MPH, MBA, who is a public health pharmacists, epidemiologist in the Medication Safety Program at the CDC, and commander in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, on why the next generation of pharmacists should be focused on public health.

Jennifer N. Lind, PharmD, MPH, MBA, is a Pharmacist and Epidemiologist in CDC’s Medication Safety Program and a Commander in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. CDR Lind received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Florida A&M University in 2007, Master of Public Health from Georgia State University in 2012, and Master of Business Administration from Emory University in May 2022. After receiving her MPH, she completed a two-year fellowship as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer in CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, conducting research and surveillance related to infant and young child feeding practices. Following EIS, she worked in CDC’s Birth Defects Branch and eventually became the Lead Scientist for CDC’s Treating for Two initiative, focused on safer medication use in pregnancy. CDR Lind’s current work in CDC’s Medication Safety Program focuses on reducing harms from the use of medications and she serves as Lead Pharmacist for the PROTECT initiative, an innovative public-private partnership that uses a collaborative, data-driven approach to reduce harms from unintentional medication overdoses in children. CDR Lind has also been a leader in multiple emergency responses, including COVID-19.

During her 15 years of experience, CDR Lind has authored/co-authored 35 publications, presented at national and international conferences, and has been interviewed/featured by numerous media outlets, including the national radio show “Top of Mind with Julie Rose,” USA Today, Consumer Reports, CNN, The Doctors Channel, and HealthDay News.

For more information regarding CDC’s Medication Safety Program, the PRevention of Overdoses and Treatment Errors in Children Taskforce (PROTECT) Initiative, and Up & Away, please visit: www.cdc.gov/medicationsafety

To learn more about the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, please visit: www.usphs.gov

To learn more about the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) program, please visit: www.cdc.gov/eis 

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