Spring 2009 Issue

Doctor in Charge

Dr. Lanetta B. Jordan

The Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc. (SCDAA) chose Barry faculty member Dr. Lanetta B. Jordan to be Chief Medical Officer for the National Organization.

Jordan, MPH, is the director of Sickle Cell Services at Memorial Healthcare System, South Broward Hospital District, in Hollywood, Florida. At Barry she serves as associate professor and associate program director for the master's in public health program.

A teacher and co-author of various articles, abstracts and policy briefs, Jordan will chair SCDAA’s Medical and Research Advisory Committee (MARAC) which oversees content development of educational materials, planning of educational program for the national conference, developing guidelines and protocols for a national counselor certification program and review of research breakthroughs.

In 2004, Jordan created the Department of Sickle Cell Services at Memorial Healthcare System where she is responsible for daily operations, which include focusing on adolescent and adult acute pain care, comprehensive follow-up care, research and grants, community outreach education, genetic counseling and screening, and an adolescent transition program.