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Zach Jenkins - Cedarville University. Cedarville, OH, US

Zach Jenkins

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice & Clinical Specialist, Infectious Diseases | Cedarville University


Dr. Zach Jenkins is an infectious disease expert who loves educating others about superbugs, antibiotic therapy, and emergency preparedness.







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Dr. Jenkins obtained his doctorate of Pharmacy from Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) in 2012. Following graduation, Jenkins completed a postgraduate pharmacy practice residency with Summa Health System, where he focused his training in adult
internal medicine and infectious disease. Dr. Jenkins maintains a clinical practice in infectious disease and serves as the co-director of antimicrobial stewardship at Atrium Medical Center, where he helps to lead antimicrobial stewardship initiatives for the Premier Health Partners system.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Jenkins has been heavily involved with treating patients and developing therapeutic protocols for hospitals in his network, and he has also aided with strategic response efforts for Cedarville University and several surrounding communities.

Dr. Jenkins is an active member of the pharmacy profession, and he currently serves within the leadership of several professional organizations. His research interests include subjects related to infectious disease, antimicrobial stewardship, interprofessional education, and student professional development. He has provided dozens of professional presentations at the regional and national levels, fielded over 200 interviews with local, national, and international media outlets.

Areas of Expertise (9)





Infectious Diseases




Antibiotic Resistance

Accomplishments (8)

Board Certification


Antimicrobial Stewardship Certification

Society of Infectious Disease Pharmacists (SIDP)

Teaching Certificate

Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)

Teaching and Learning Certificate

American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Academy

Immunization Certificate

American Pharmacists Association (APhA)

Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor Certification

American Heart Association (AHA)

Medication Therapy Management Certification

American Pharmacists Association (APhA)

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Instructor Certification

American Heart Association (AHA)

Education (2)

Northeast Ohio Medical University: Pharm.D., Pharmacy 2012

University of Akron: B.S., Biology 2008

Affiliations (5)

  • Phi Lambda Sigma, National Pharmacy Leadership Society
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America

Media Appearances (6)

Coronavirus deaths surpass 5,000 in Ohio Monday

ABC6 On Your Side  online


Cedarville University's Dr. Zach Jenkins says both COVID-19 and the flu impact the respiratory system. "While it is uncommon, it is possible to have coinfection with COVID, as well as another respiratory virus or even a bacteria," said Dr. Jenkins, an associate professor in Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Specialist in Infectious Diseases.

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Doctors explain 'antibody cocktail' given to Trump; Ohio lawmakers tested for COVID-19

ABC6 On Your Side  online


"The antibody is named Regeneron. It is actually a combination of two artificial antibodies and the goal with those is actually is to be present and help people who maybe don't mount an immune response right away," said Dr. Zach Jenkins, a Cedarville University Associate Professor in Pharmacy Practice and a Clinical Specialist in Infectious Diseases.

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Doctors weigh in on pause of COVID-19 vaccine trial, future of vaccine

ABC6 On Your Side  online


"It does happen and that is why there is a process in place to independently review the data as it comes in to deal with these cases," Jenkins said. The research into a vaccine is playing out day-by-day.

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Doctor stresses risk mitigation as students return to school amid COVID-19 spread

ABC6 On Your Side  online


Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Specialist in Infectious Disease Zach Jenkins said the spread of COVID-19 is inevitable. “There’s no situation where there is zero risk. That’s the reality. It’s all about risk mitigation,” Jenkins said.

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Uncertainty over fate of New York State Fair makes planning difficult for vendors

CNY Central  online


Dr. Zach Jenkins, an infectious disease expert with Cedarville University in Ohio, weighed in about the level of health risk come August. “There is less of a risk for something to be outside. That we’re fairly certain of. But at the same time, when you get people in pretty close proximity it can almost negate to some degree the benefit of having open air. It becomes very difficult to manage that many individuals and ensure you don’t have too many outliers,” Jenkins explains.

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'We won't be completely out of the woods': Ohio preparing to reopen gradually

ABC6 On Your Side  online


"Even if we re-open in a week or a little bit beyond that, we won't be completely out of the woods with the virus," said Dr. Zach Jenkins, a Cedarville University Associate Professor and Clinical Specialist in Infectious Diseases.

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Research Grants (2)

Sub-award from Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention Grant

Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) Acceleration Grant $6,000


Midwest integration of the National HIV curriculum

MINHC $30,000