Jeffery A. Goad, PharmD, MPH

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NFID President-Elect Jeffery A. Goad, PharmD, MPH

Jeffery A. Goad, PharmD, MPH, is president-elect of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID). He is professor and chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Chapman University School of Pharmacy. For more than 20 years, Dr. Goad has maintained an active practice in travel medicine and immunization services. He coordinates and teaches courses in travel medicine, immunizations, and parasitology. He is currently a national faculty and advisory board member for the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Pharmacy-Based Immunization Training Program and chair of the APhA Travel Medicine Advanced Competency Training Course.

Dr. Goad is past chair and co-founder of the International Society of Travel Medicine’s Pharmacist Professional Group and past president of the California Immunization Coalition and California Pharmacists Association.

Jeffery A. Goad getting vaccinated

Jeffery A. Goad, PharmD, MPH

He received his doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Pharmacy and master of public health from the Keck School of Medicine at USC. He completed a residency in pediatric pharmacy practice at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and holds the Certificate of Knowledge in Travel Health from the International Society of Travel Medicine.

Areas of Expertise:

  • COVID-19 vaccination
  • Immunization (pediatric, adolescent, adult)
  • Influenza (flu) prevention
  • Travel medicine
  • Vaccine confidence and vaccine hesitancy


“Think about how well we’ve done getting COVID-19 vaccine awareness into everyone’s lives. If we could bring that same energy in common messaging to other vaccines, we could prevent a tremendous amount of illness, hospitalization, and death.” Source: Washington Post

“For adults, the best way to get them to get a [COVID-19] vaccine is to meet them where they are, to work with whatever misunderstandings or myths they have about vaccines, to debunk the myths, to help them with the science of the vaccine.” Source: FOX 17/WZTV

“The pandemic has created some innovation in the way that we deliver our immunizations. You’re going to see more pharmacy-based immunizations … We now have the ability to expand your access to get a vaccine when it’s convenient for you.” Source: 2/

Dr. Goad on Keep Up The Rates:

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Updated July 2022