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Measles Outbreaks: What’s a Pharmacist to Do?


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The measles outbreak in 2019 throughout the United States and the world demonstrates how vaccinations help keep preventable diseases at bay. For this Therapeutics Thursday podcast, our content matter experts discuss how pharmacists understand vaccination hesitancy and how pharmacists can play an important role in promoting vaccination. 


Lindsey Childs-KeanLindsey Childs-Kean, PharmD, MPH, BCPS, is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research with the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. She earned her PharmD degree from University of Florida and completed a PGY1 residency at Tampa General Hospital and a PGY2 Infectious Diseases residency at the South Texas Veterans Healthcare System. Her teaching, research, and practice interests include infectious disease pharmacotherapy and professional development of students and new practitioners. She is an active member of multiple state and national pharmacy organizations, including a member of the ASHP Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists Year Round Educational Steering Committee.

Whitney BuckelWhitney Buckel, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID, is the System Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist Manager for Intermountain Healthcare that co-leads antimicrobial stewardship for the health-system and manages the infectious diseases pharmacists. She is also the PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency Program Director. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. She completed her pharmacy practice and infectious diseases specialty residencies at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Whitney has served on several national committees with organizations including the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists, the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, and the Board of Pharmacy Specialties. Whitney also serves as the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists representative on ASHP’s Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists Meeting Planning Educational Steering Committee.

The information presented during the podcast reflects solely the opinions of the presenter. The information and materials are not, and are not intended as, a comprehensive source of drug information on this topic. The contents of the podcast have not been reviewed by ASHP, and should neither be interpreted as the official policies of ASHP, nor an endorsement of any product(s), nor should they be considered as a substitute for the professional judgment of the pharmacist or physician.