JoEllen S. Wolicki, BSN, RN
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
JoEllen Wolicki is a nurse educator in the Communication and Education branch of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She travels throughout the US, conducting training courses and immunization lectures to healthcare professionals on vaccine-preventable diseases and immunization related issues. She has published articles on immunization in nursing literature and is a contributor to the book Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine Preventable Diseases, commonly known as the "Pink Book," now in its 13th edition.
She currently works on a variety of immunization education projects and is a member of multiple work groups for the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Before joining the CDC, JoEllen served as a nurse consultant for the Michigan Department of Community Health Division of Immunization for 14 years. In this role, she worked with various program components including provider education and outreach, statewide immunization registry, VFC, and AFIX. She created and revised immunization education materials for healthcare professionals and the general public. JoEllen earned her bachelor’s degree in Nursing at the University of Detroit/Mercy in Detroit, MI.