We are thrilled to welcome Wisconsin’s own State Epidemiologist, Jasmine Zapata, MD, MPH, as our keynote speaker for the 2021 Wisconsin Cancer Summit!
Dr. Zapata is a double board certified physician specializing in Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine. She currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer and State Epidemiologist for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Bureau of Community Health Promotion.
Dr. Zapata provides expert guidance in public health promotion, planning, and policy efforts. She serves as co-chair for the Governor’s Health Equity Council Subcommittee on Power, Access, and Representation, and as co-chair of the Wisconsin Maternal Mortality Review Team.
In addition, Dr. Zapata is 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 in birth outcomes. She has many lived experiences that help her uniquely connect with the communities she serves, and she is well known for her infectious energy, passionate advocacy, and heart for service. Dr. Zapata’s ultimate mission in life is to “heal, uplift, and inspire.”
We are honored to have Dr. Zapata join us for the all-virtual 2021 Wisconsin Cancer Summit, Oct. 20-21, where she will present her keynote address, “Improving Health and Cancer Outcomes in our Community: A Vision and Hope for the Future.” If you haven’t already registered for the 2021 Summit, you can do so today!