Dr. Joanna Drowos currently serves as an associate professor of Integrated Medical Science in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University. She also serves as the associate dean for faculty affairs and the director for the Clinical and Preventive Medicine Clerkship for the third year curriculum.
Dr. Drowos earned a D.O. and Master of Public Health degrees at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed a Pediatrics tracked Internship at Palms West Hospital followed by a Preventive Medicine Residency with the Palm Beach County Health Department and a Family Practice Residency at Broward General Medical Center. She is board-certified in preventive medicine, family medicine and medical quality. She earned a Master of Business Administration in health care administration from Florida Atlantic University in 2008. She previously served as the center medical director of the Riviera Beach Health Center of the Palm Beach County Health Department. There she participated in the care of the county’s medically underserved suffering the effects of HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, tuberculosis and global diseases. She was also the director of medicaleducation for the Palm Beach County Health Department’s Preventive Medicine Residency Program from 2009-2013. Her scholarly interests include clinical preventive medicine, communicable disease prevention and medical education.
She has been honored as the American Osteopathic Foundation's Emerging Leader in 2011 and the Merck 2008 Outstanding Resident of the Year. She was recognized as the American Medical Association's Outstanding Resident - Excellence in Medicine 2008 Award Recipient. Dr. Drowos serves on the state advisory board for the Anti-Defamation League and was honored as their Next Generation Award Recipient in 2010. She is a graduate of the American Osteopathic Association’s Health Policy Fellowship and the Training in Policy Studies courses.
Dr. Drowos serves on the Board of Trustees for the American College of Osteopathic Occupational and Preventive Medicine, and chaired the New Physicians and Residents Committee for the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians for four years. She also serves on the American Osteopathic Association’s Communications Bureau, and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians Public Health and Wellness and Membership Committees.
Areas of Expertise (5)
Communicable Disease Prevention
American Osteopathic Foundation's Emerging Leader (professional)
Merck Outstanding Resident of the Year (professional)
American Medical Association's Outstanding Resident - Excellence in Medicine (professional)
Florida Atlantic University: M.B.A., Healthcare Administration 2008
Nova Southeastern University: D.O. 2004
Nova Southeastern University: M.P.H. 2002
With Highest Honors
University of Miami: B.S., Biology, Chemistry/English 1999
- American College of Osteopathic Occupational and Preventive Medicine : Board of Trustees
- American Osteopathic Association : Communications Bureau
- American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians Public Health and Wellness : Membership Committee
Selected Media Appearances (5)
With Omicron cases down, optimism up and Palm Beach County schools drop mask mandate
"There’s the potential for more branches on the Omicron family tree and what they’ll look like doesn’t appear to be very different than what we’re seeing on the other strains," FAU medical school professor Dr. Joanna Drowos told CBS12 News reporter Lexi Nahl. "I think the thing to keep in mind is that we have new medications that will be more widely available and vaccines will be adjusted."
Florida Atlantic University doctor calls Pfizer's COVID-19 pill 'really exciting'
Pfizer announced Tuesday that trial results of its new COVID-19 pill are showing solid success at stopping hospitalizations and death. Dr. Joanna Drowos of Florida Atlantic University said she is encouraged by the findings.
FAU Expert on Covid-19 Boosters and Vaccines for Children Ages 5-11
Florida Atlantic University News Desk online
Florida Atlantic University’s Joanna Drowos, D.O., M.P.H., M.B.A., associate chair of the Department of Integrated Medical Science, an associate professor of integrated medical science, and a practicing physician at the Marcus Institute for Integrative Health at FAU Medicine, within the Schmidt College of Medicine , provides answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the COVID-19 boosters and vaccines for children ages 5 to 11.
FAU Expert Answers Questions about Delta Variant, Vaccines and Public Safety
Florida Atlantic University’s Joanna Drowos, D.O., M.P.H., M.B.A., associate chair of the Department of Integrated Medical Science, an associate professor of integrated medical science, and a practicing physician at the Marcus Institute for Integrative Health at FAU Medicine, within the Schmidt College of Medicine, provides answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the COVID-19 Delta variant, vaccines and public safety measures.
What can I safely do once I receive COVID-19 vaccine?
Dr. Joanna Drowos of Florida Atlantic University said the Centers for Disease Control recently issued new guidelines for people who are fully vaccinated.
Selected Articles (5)
New Allopathic Medical Schools and Family PhysiciansThe Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
In 2018 the 8 national family medicine organizations set a goal of having 25% of graduating US medical students choose family medicine as their specialty by 2030 (25 × 2030 campaign). If current trends continue, this goal will not be met, as only 9.3% of graduating allopathic medical students selected family medicine residencies in 2018.
Smoking Cessation: The Urgent Need for Increased Utilization of VareniclineThe American Journal of Medicine
In the US, cigarette smoking causes 480,000 premature deaths annually, due mainly to a twofold increased risk of cardiovascular disease and a 20-fold increased risk of lung cancer. Public health efforts and effective cessation treatments–including behavioral counseling and medications–have decreased US rates to approximately 14%; they are markedly increasing in most developing countries.
Promoting Transfer of Learning to Practice in Online Continuing Professional Development.The Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions
Leveraging online learning tools and encouraging transfer of learning to practice remains a critical challenge to successful continuing professional development (CPD) offerings. Four sets of factors are essential to the transfer of learning from CPD into practice: learner characteristics, instructional design, content, and environment.
High- or Standard-Dose Influenza Vaccine for Middle-Aged Adults with Cardiovascular Disease: What's a Doctor to Do?Cardiology
Numerous studies suggest that influenza increases the risk of clinical CVD events, including as a trigger for acute …
Mortality from Homicide among Young Black Men: A New American TragedyThe American Journal of Medicine
In 1925, in the classic novel An American Tragedy, Theodore Dreiser portrayed a poignant yet powerful picture of youthful loneliness in industrial society and of the American mirage that beckons some of the young to disaster.