Bree Watzak has been a pharmacist since 2008, she joined the Texas A&M Health Science Center in 2011. She is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist and a TeamSTEPPS master trainer. Bree is the Director of Technical Assistance for the Center for Optimizing Rural Health. The Center works with vulnerable rural hospitals to help retain health care locally and improve access to care. Part of the Technical Assistance Program is a Project ECHO Network facilitated by Bree. While much of the work that Dr. Watzak does relies upon her pharmacy training, she has become an expert on rural health care from a variety of perspectives – including living in many small towns while growing up. Bree is also a NRHA Rural Health Fellow for 2020.
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