Today on the Tuesday 8:00 Buzz with Dr. Damita Brown, Dr Jasmine Zapata, Chief Medical Officer and State Epidemiologist for Community Health at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, joins us to talk about public health, particularly living through the pandemic and the mental health impact on the community and especially health care workers.
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Dr. Jasmine Zapata is a double board certified physician specializing in the fields of Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine. She currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer and State Epidemiologist for Community Health within the Bureau of Community Health Promotion at the Wisconsin Department of Health where she provides expert guidance for a variety of public health promotion, planning and policy efforts. In this role she also serves as co-chair of the Governor’s Health Equity Council Subcommittee on Power, Access, and Representation as well as co-chair of the Wisconsin Maternal Mortality Review Team. She is also an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health where she practices clinically in the newborn nursery and is involved in a variety of scholarly activities aimed at increasing diversity in medicine and promoting health equity. She has many lived experiences that help her uniquely connect with the communities she serves and is well known for her infectious energy, passionate advocacy, and heart for service. Her ultimate mission in life is to “heal, uplift, and inspire.”