A native Omahan, Dr. Elizabeth Hermsen is the Head of Global Antimicrobial Stewardship at Merck & Co., Inc., where she focuses on optimizing antimicrobial use through education, research, and advocacy. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center followed by a pharmacy practice residency at The Nebraska Medical Center, and an infectious diseases fellowship and master’s degree in business administration at the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Hermsen is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist with added qualifications in Infectious Diseases and is a Fellow and Past-President of the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists. She has published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals and books, and has given over hundred presentations across the globe.
Ashley’s passion for overall health has given her the knowledge and confidence to speak with integrity about weight loss and diet culture. Her platform has granted her the opportunity to compete successfully in Mrs. Nebraska America earning the Patty Steele Local Woman Achievement Award and Volunteer of the Year Award.
Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, and two dogs. She can frequently be found chauffeuring her little ones around town for various extracurricular activities. In her “spare” time, she runs an online fitness and nutrition coaching business.