Amber Schmidtke, PhD., Microbiologist, Public Health Educator, and Science Writer – Episode 40, To Your Health With Dr. Jim Morrow
Dr. Amber Schmidtke has been a leader in following the Covid-19 outbreak in Georgia from its beginnings. As a microbiologist, public health educator, and science writer, Dr. Schmidtke brings much need clarity and expertise to the subject, as evidenced in this interview with Dr. Jim Morrow. “To Your Health” is brought to you by Morrow Family Medicine, which brings the CARE back to healthcare.
Amber Schmidtke, PhD., Microbiologist, Public Health Educator, and Science Writer
At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Amber Schmidtke recognized there was a large gap between the way that scientists communicate and how non-scientists receive information. She has combined her roles as a public health microbiologist and college educator to provide meaningful analysis and explanation of disease trends to the public through a popular newsletter and podcast. As a result of these communication efforts she was invited to serve as a member of the Georgia COVID-19 Data State Task Force, advising government agencies on how to package their complex data to meet the needs of the public. Dr. Schmidtke holds a Ph.D. in medical microbiology and immunology from Creighton University.
Dr. Schmidtke also hosts her own podcast, “Public Health for the People,” available on Apple, Spotify, Google, and other major podcast platforms.
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About Morrow Family Medicine and Dr. Jim Morrow
Morrow Family Medicine is an award-winning, state-of-the-art family practice with offices in Cumming and Milton, Georgia. The practice combines healthcare information technology with old-fashioned care to provide the type of care that many are in search of today. Two physicians, three physician assistants and two nurse practitioners are supported by a knowledgeable and friendly staff to make your visit to Morrow Family Medicine one that will remind you of the way healthcare should be. At Morrow Family Medicine, we like to say we are “bringing the care back to healthcare!” Morrow Family Medicine has been named the “Best of Forsyth” in Family Medicine in all five years of the award, is a three-time consecutive winner of the “Best of North Atlanta” by readers of Appen Media, and the 2019 winner of “Best of Life” in North Fulton County.
Dr. Jim Morrow, Morrow Family Medicine, and Host of “To Your Health With Dr. Jim Morrow”
Dr. Jim Morrow is the founder and CEO of Morrow Family Medicine. He has been a trailblazer and evangelist in the area of healthcare information technology, was named Physician IT Leader of the Year by HIMSS, a HIMSS Davies Award Winner, the Cumming-Forsyth Chamber of Commerce Steve Bloom Award Winner as Entrepreneur of the Year and he received a Phoenix Award as Community Leader of the Year from the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. He is married to Peggie Morrow and together they founded the Forsyth BYOT Benefit, a charity in Forsyth County to support students in need of technology and devices. They have two Goldendoodles, a gaggle of grandchildren and enjoy life on and around Lake Lanier.
The complete show archive of “To Your Health with Dr. Jim Morrow” addresses a wide range of health and wellness topics, and can be found at www.toyourhealthradio.com. “To Your Health with Dr. Jim Morrow” is produced virtually from the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX® in Alpharetta.