Lisa Koonin, DrPH, MN, MPH
Founder & Principal
Health Preparedness Partners, LLC
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Dr. Lisa Koonin is the founder of Health Preparedness Partners, where she provides consultation to businesses and other organizations to plan and prepare for infectious disease threats. Previously, she spent 30+ years with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) providing leadership and coordination for pandemic influenza preparedness activities to ensure that the United States would be well prepared for the next pandemic. Dr. Koonin also led the development of national preparedness plans and policies, conducted large-format exercises, served as a leader in multiple national and international health emergency responses, and consulted with businesses, state and local governments, non-governmental organizations, academia, and ministries of health around the world, to improve emergency preparedness. During the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, she developed and led a new program that provided federal pandemic vaccines to pharmacies, which increased public access to the vaccine during the outbreak and promoted public health-pharmacy partnerships. Dr. Koonin is a frequent lecturer at national and international meetings on pandemic and infectious disease preparedness and response, and has published more than 80 peer-reviewed publications on an array of public health and preparedness topics.
In addition, she currently serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Health in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Koonin earned a master of nursing and master of public health degrees from Emory University and a doctorate in public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
This session highlights the role for pharmacy in preparing for and responding to infectious disease outbreaks. Increasingly, patients turn to their pharmacy for prevention and treatment support during emergencies. Learn practical information on how to engage with patients, public health agencies, and other stakeholders for an optimal infectious disease response and ways to keep your pharmacy operational during an outbreak.
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
11:00AM - 11:45AM
Gulfstream 1 & 2