Dr. Andrew Kroger, MD, MPH
Dr. Andrew Kroger is a medical officer for the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As one of the traveling trainers in the Health Education and Communication Branch, Dr. Kroger has given multiple presentations on topics ranging from immunization updates to pandemic influenza preparedness.
Most notably, Dr. Kroger is the author of the newest edition of the CDC’s General Best Practice Guidelines for Immunization; and he is also involved with some of the new distance learning activities of the branch, including the Current Issues in Immunization Series that is delivered through webinar.
Dr. Kroger trained in pediatrics for two years at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland before transferring to Emory University where he specialized in public health and preventive medicine. He received joint Doctor of Medicine and Master of Public Health degrees from Yale Medical School and Yale University School of Epidemiology and Public Health with a concentration in international health.
Eva Meekins, DNP, MHA, MN, RN
Eva Meekins is a Nurse Educator with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Communication and Education Branch.
Eva holds a doctorate degree in nursing practice and curriculum design. She also holds two master’s degrees- one in healthcare administration and a second master’s in nursing with an adult clinical nurse specialist emphasis. Eva has extensive professional practice experience in adult critical care, as well as a number of public health affiliations. Before joining the CDC, she served as a hospital nurse administrator and subsequently 14 years as a University Professor and College Dean of Nursing Education.
At the CDC, Eva is collaborating with various entities including the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program to develop educational and training course materials. She is working collaboratively to update the immunization resources for undergraduate nurses, while serving as a contributory member of a nurse-led Immunizations Essentials workgroup.
Eva is delighted to have been invited to travel with her team of colleagues to educate healthcare providers on immunization and she is looking forward to a great course!
JoEllen Wolicki, BSN, RN
JoEllen Wolicki is a Nurse Educator with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Communication and Education Branch. Before joining CDC in 2010, she served for 14 years as a Nurse Consultant with the immunization program of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. At the Michigan immunization program, she worked with multiple programs. At CDC, JoEllen serves as a committee member of several work groups for the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), contributes to the Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases textbook (the Pink Book), and works on many immunization training and educational materials and programs. She travels throughout the United States to educate healthcare providers on immunization. JoEllen holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Detroit/Mercy.