Kari Brisolara, ScD, MSPH
Associate Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Program, School of Public Health Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans

Dr. Kari Fitzmorris Brisolara is an Associate Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the LSU Health Sciences Center, School of Public Health in New Orleans, Louisiana.  She received her MSPH and ScD degrees in Environmental Health Sciences from Tulane University, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Her post-doctoral appointment was with the United States Department of Agriculture where she focused on the development of activated carbon from agricultural residuals.  In addition to research and continuing education programs, she also serves as the Faculty Liaison for Public Health for the LSUHSC Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Healthy People 2020 has identified 42 core topic areas affecting population health. One of the topic areas is immunization and infectious diseases. Healthy People 2020 immunization objectives include maintaining or increasing vaccination rates for children, adolescents and adults. Traditionally, the medical, nursing, physician assistant and public health professions are affiliated with providing immunizations and related education.