III - DOMESTIC POLICY
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, 1997; RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, 1999; UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY OF NEW JERSEY, 2003
PHARMACY, B.S.; PHARMACY, PH.D.; OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE, D.O.
Princeton, New Jersey
Anita was born in Philadelphia and grew up in a small suburb in nearby Camden County, New Jersey. She currently resides in Princeton and is a well-recognized leader and voice on the prescription and opioid overdose epidemic on both a local and national level. Anita is both a physician anesthesiologist specializing in pain management, and a pharmacist, which allows her to share unique thoughts on this serious public health issue. She has worked for the last ten years in academic clinical medicine both at the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University in Philadelphia as a professor where she served to train residents and medical students while caring for ill patients with intractable pain. Anita has been a tireless advocate on national media outlets on a broad range of issues related to her specialty, specifically pain and surgery on behalf of the American Society of Anesthesiology and the American Osteopathic Association. She continues to work closely with leaders both on Capitol Hill and the FDA to find solutions to solve the opioid epidemic and pain crisis in the United States. Anita’s interest in domestic policy allowed her to participate in the recent 2017 election on the issue of the opioid epidemic and to engage with leaders on a bipartisan level to discuss solutions to the healthcare system in general.