Jessica Herzstein

Member, US Preventive Services Task Force

Jessica Herzstein is an independent consultant in preventive medicine and occupational and environmental health. She teaches at the University of Pennsylvania and does research in clinical preventive services; her areas of interest include effective clinician-patient communication for decision-making in preventive services and behavior change in the context of chronic disease prevention. Herzstein has worked in academic medicine and in community hospital-based primary care. For 17 years, she was global medical director at a Fortune 300 manufacturing company. Herzstein participates in setting national guidelines for screening and counseling services as a member of the US Preventive Services Task Force. She has written and edited books in environmental and occupational medicine.

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