Online ECHO Clinic | September 23, 2020
Presentation Titles: The Science Behind Leading COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates | Clinical Update
In this session, Dr. Harry Brown, Medical Epidemiologist for the United South and Eastern Tribes, reviews immunology and vaccine science, new (and old) vaccine technologies, and provides an overview of current leading COVID-19 vaccine candidates. Then, 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.
Harry J Brown, MD, is the Medical Epidemiologist for the United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc.
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.