Jeanna Marraffa named clinical director of the Upstate New York Poison Center
Jeanna Marraffa, PharmD, MPH, DABAT, FAACT, has been named clinical director of the Upstate New York Poison Center. Marraffa, who has served as assistant director since 2017, succeeds Christine Stork, PharmD. Marraffa originally joined the poison center as a fellow in 2002 and became one of its toxicologists in 2004.
As clinical director of the Upstate New York Poison Center, Marraffa oversees the clinical activities of the department specifically ensuring that its poison information specialists are up-to-date on any new information to ensure the best quality care for the patients and communities served. Marraffa also serves as a clinical professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Upstate Medical University and teaches emergency medicine residents, medical students, and PharmD students on the clinical toxicology rotation. She also teaches in the College of Medicine and works with the College of Nursing on the opioid and substance use disorder (OSUD) program for Family Nurse Practitioner students.
Marraffa is active with many professional associations and is currently the president-elect of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT).
Marraffa received her doctor of pharmacy degree from Albany College of Pharmacy and a master’s degree in public health from University at Albany. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Applied Toxicology and a fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology.
The Upstate New York Poison Center manages more than 50,000 calls from healthcare providers, 911 operators, hospitals, industry, schools, and the general public in in its 54- county service area.