Event Title

A View of Global Activity at Jefferson

Start Date

1-30-2017 10:00 AM

End Date

1-30-2017 10:30 AM

Description

Nicholas Leon, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP (Moderator)

Nicholas Leon is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the Jefferson College of Pharmacy in Philadelphia, PA. Clinically, Dr. Leon provides direct patient care services as an ambulatory care clinical specialist at the Penn Center for Primary Care where he delivers a number of pharmacy disease state management services. He currently serves as Vice-President of the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association and was elected Chair of the Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Care Network. Additionally, Dr. Leon has volunteered annually as a clinic pharmacist for Global Medical Brigades in Tegucigalpa, Honduras since 2008 and is Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy (BCPS) and Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice (BCACP).

Dr. Leon received his Doctor of Pharmacy from University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. In 2014, he was honored as the recipient of the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association’s Distinguished Young Pharmacists Award.

Louis Hunter, PT, DPT

Louis N. Hunter is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy in the Jefferson College of Health Professions at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Hunter’s primary teaching responsibilities in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) curriculum include the global health and pediatric physical therapy content. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he is a pediatric physical therapist with 15 years’ experience in clinical, research, and community based settings.

Currently, Dr. Hunter is co-chair of Thomas Jefferson University’s Global Health Initiatives Committee (GHIC) and on the leadership team of the American Physical Therapy Association’s Global Health Special Interest Group. Dr. Hunter also serves as the faculty advisor to Hands of Hope, a Jefferson student-run organization that provides physical therapy (PT) services at a homeless shelter, pro bono clinic, and refugee clinic in Philadelphia. In addition to these services in the local area, Dr. Hunter coordinates a service-learning experience in Guatemala for Jefferson PT students.

Lucille B. Pilling, EdD, MPH, RN

Lucille B. Pilling’s passion is access to health care, particularly for women. She has over 30 years of global public health experience managing complex, multi-organizational initiatives. Pilling was vice president of International Programs at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, senior program officer for a Bill & Melinda Gates initiative, managed primary health care programs in Africa and Latin America and provided short-term technical assistance around the world.

Dr. Pilling teaches at Thomas Jefferson University College of Population Health and conducts research with the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. She serves on the boards of the Non-communicable Disease Roundtable, the Reproductive Health Access Project and the Tequila interchange Project and volunteers at Planned Parenthood Southeastern PA and Christ Church.

Dr. Pilling is a graduate from the University of Pennsylvania with a BS in nursing and from Columbia University with an MPH and EdD.

Robert Simmons, DrPH, MPH, MCHES, CPH

Rob Simmons has been a public health educator and health promotion leader for 45 years working with government, community health organizations, private health foundations, healthcare organizations and academic public health programs in California, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Latin America. He is an Associate Professor and Director of the Master of Public Health (MPH) program at Thomas Jefferson University College of Population Health. Dr. Simmons’ professional background and research interests are in chronic disease health promotion and disease prevention, public health policy and advocacy, health literacy, healthy aging, and global health.

Dr. Simmons is engaged in a multi-year hospital and community-based health literacy initiative funded through the Pennsylvania Department of Health. He is a Fulbright Specialist Scholar in Public and Global Health, and has served in public health and community leadership roles throughout his long career. He will be “retiring” from U.S. public health work in July 2017 and will be moving to Medellín, Colombia and will be continuing his global public health work with universities, government and NGO’s in South America.


 
Jan 30th, 10:00 AM Jan 30th, 10:30 AM

A View of Global Activity at Jefferson

Nicholas Leon, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP (Moderator)

Nicholas Leon is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the Jefferson College of Pharmacy in Philadelphia, PA. Clinically, Dr. Leon provides direct patient care services as an ambulatory care clinical specialist at the Penn Center for Primary Care where he delivers a number of pharmacy disease state management services. He currently serves as Vice-President of the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association and was elected Chair of the Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Care Network. Additionally, Dr. Leon has volunteered annually as a clinic pharmacist for Global Medical Brigades in Tegucigalpa, Honduras since 2008 and is Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy (BCPS) and Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice (BCACP).

Dr. Leon received his Doctor of Pharmacy from University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. In 2014, he was honored as the recipient of the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association’s Distinguished Young Pharmacists Award.

Louis Hunter, PT, DPT

Louis N. Hunter is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy in the Jefferson College of Health Professions at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Hunter’s primary teaching responsibilities in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) curriculum include the global health and pediatric physical therapy content. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he is a pediatric physical therapist with 15 years’ experience in clinical, research, and community based settings.

Currently, Dr. Hunter is co-chair of Thomas Jefferson University’s Global Health Initiatives Committee (GHIC) and on the leadership team of the American Physical Therapy Association’s Global Health Special Interest Group. Dr. Hunter also serves as the faculty advisor to Hands of Hope, a Jefferson student-run organization that provides physical therapy (PT) services at a homeless shelter, pro bono clinic, and refugee clinic in Philadelphia. In addition to these services in the local area, Dr. Hunter coordinates a service-learning experience in Guatemala for Jefferson PT students.

Lucille B. Pilling, EdD, MPH, RN

Lucille B. Pilling’s passion is access to health care, particularly for women. She has over 30 years of global public health experience managing complex, multi-organizational initiatives. Pilling was vice president of International Programs at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, senior program officer for a Bill & Melinda Gates initiative, managed primary health care programs in Africa and Latin America and provided short-term technical assistance around the world.

Dr. Pilling teaches at Thomas Jefferson University College of Population Health and conducts research with the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. She serves on the boards of the Non-communicable Disease Roundtable, the Reproductive Health Access Project and the Tequila interchange Project and volunteers at Planned Parenthood Southeastern PA and Christ Church.

Dr. Pilling is a graduate from the University of Pennsylvania with a BS in nursing and from Columbia University with an MPH and EdD.

Robert Simmons, DrPH, MPH, MCHES, CPH

Rob Simmons has been a public health educator and health promotion leader for 45 years working with government, community health organizations, private health foundations, healthcare organizations and academic public health programs in California, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Latin America. He is an Associate Professor and Director of the Master of Public Health (MPH) program at Thomas Jefferson University College of Population Health. Dr. Simmons’ professional background and research interests are in chronic disease health promotion and disease prevention, public health policy and advocacy, health literacy, healthy aging, and global health.

Dr. Simmons is engaged in a multi-year hospital and community-based health literacy initiative funded through the Pennsylvania Department of Health. He is a Fulbright Specialist Scholar in Public and Global Health, and has served in public health and community leadership roles throughout his long career. He will be “retiring” from U.S. public health work in July 2017 and will be moving to Medellín, Colombia and will be continuing his global public health work with universities, government and NGO’s in South America.