Linda K. Ohri, PharmD, MPH

Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
Dept of Pharmacy Practice
2500 California Plaza
HLSB Rm 154
Omaha, NE
USA 68178

Biographical Sketch:
1974 - present – Pharmacist practitioner and educator, currently teaching and practicing in the area of public health and immunizations, as associate professor of pharmacy practice in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Creighton University, Omaha, NE. 1994 - present -- Active in the Immunization Task Force – Metro Omaha (ITF) since 1994, and in various leadership positions of that advocacy group over the last 10 years. Chair of the Task Force in 1999 and 2008. Leader in development of an ITF Speaker’s Bureau, and Chair of the Legislative / Advocacy Committee. 1997 – present -- National faculty member for the American Pharmacists Association Pharmacy-based Immunization Delivery Certificate program, with average of 2-4 programs annually. 1999 – present – Primary Instructor for approximately 1650 (to date) pharmacy students and pharmacists in 1 credit hour course and continuing education program on pharmacy-based immunization delivery at Creighton University. 2000 – present – Various consultant or volunteer service in various public health areas at the county, state level, as well as for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Recent research in the areas of pertussis outbreaks, hepatitis B birth dose policy adoption, and school nurse practice related to immunizations. Author of 18 articles and book chapters on topics related to immunizations, ethics, drug information, pharmacy residency education, and various drug therapy issues. Numerous presentations at local, regional, and national professional meetings, as well as to the lay public. Over the past 10 years these have commonly been on immunization topics.