Online ECHO Clinic | January 6, 2021

Presentation Titles: Clinical Updates

In this series of presentations, Dr. Jorge Mera, Director of Infectious Diseases for Cherokee Nation Health Services, and Whitney Essex, Family Nurse Practitioner at Cherokee Nation Health Services, share clinical updates on COVID-19 and the new coronavirus variant.


Presenter Bios

Jorge Mera, MD, FACP, is the Director of Infectious Diseases for Cherokee Nation Health Service, the largest tribally operated health care system in the United States. He oversees surveillance, policies, and programs to treat and prevent the transmission of COVID-19, sexually transmitted diseases, HIV and HCV.

Whitney Essex, MSN, FNP-BC, is a Family Nurse Practitioner for Cherokee Nation Health Services. Mrs. Essex works in the Infectious Diseases Department, where she is the coordinator for the Cherokee Nation Hepatitis C Elimination program. She assists in the maintenance of general infectious diseases clinical services, as well as the provision of medical care for patients accessing HIV, PrEP, Hepatitis C, and other infectious diseases-related services.

Presentation Slides

Clinical Updates