Portrait of NFID President-Elect Jeffery A. Goad, PharmD, MPHJeffery A. Goad, PharmD, MPH, is President of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID). He is a professor of pharmacy practice and associate dean of academic affairs at Chapman University School of Pharmacy, where he coordinates and teaches courses in travel medicine, immunizations, and parasitology. He is the first pharmacist to serve as NFID president. For more than 20 years, he has maintained an active practice in travel medicine and immunization services. A nationally recognized expert on travel medicine and immunization across the lifespan, he co-founded the Pharmacist Professional Group at the International Society of Travel Medicine and is past president of the California Immunization Coalition and the California Pharmacists Association.

He is serving as NFID liaison to the Meningococcal Work Group of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and 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. He has presented at more than 350 conferences and seminars and authored more than 90 articles and book chapters.

Jeff Goad Receiving Vaccine

Jeffery A. Goad, PharmD, MPH

Goad received his doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Pharmacy and master of public health degree 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 ISTM.

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/WGRZ.com

Goad on Infectious IDeas Podcast:

In this episode of the NFID podcast Infectious IDeas, NFID President Jeffery A. Goad, PharmD, MPH, professor of pharmacy practice and associate dean of academic affairs at Chapman University School of Pharmacy. Goad shares his insights on the critical role pharmacies play in vaccination, his expertise in travel medicine, and his top priorities as the first pharmacist to serve as NFID president.

Goad on Keep Up The Rates:

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Updated July 2024