Dr Jessica Herzstein, Global Medical Director at Air Products, has been appointed to the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). Herzstein is one of the newest members and the first physician appointed from the manufacturing industry.
Dr Herzstein’s appointment takes effect immediately. The USPSTF is an independent, volunteer panel of 16 experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine. The Task Force is responsible for evidence-based guidelines that influence healthcare practices across the United States.
The Task Force makes recommendations to primary care clinicians about preventive services such as screenings, counselling or preventive medications that may benefit patients before they experience signs or symptoms of a condition.
Members come from many health-related fields, indeed Dr Herzstein is an expert in public health, screening and preventive health services and is currently the Global Medical Director at Air Products. In this position, Dr Herzstein develops, implements and oversees global health programs for more than 18,000 employees.
She also works as an occupational health consultant and lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Public Health Association, Dr. Herzstein is an accomplished public health specialist with more than 20 years of experience in teaching, research, patient care and health care program administration.