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MedPAC > Members > Gina Upchurch, R.Ph., M.P.H.

Gina Upchurch, R.Ph., M.P.H.

Senior PharmAssist

Durham, NC

Term Expires: 2027

Gina Upchurch, R.Ph., M.P.H., is the Founder and Executive Director of Senior PharmAssist, a nonprofit organization that assists older adults with obtaining and managing medication and provides Medicare benefits counseling and tailored community referrals in Durham, NC. Ms. Upchurch is a registered pharmacist and has participated in various committees at the state and national levels, such as the American Geriatrics Society Public Policy Committee and several working groups for the North Carolina Institute of Medicine. She received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and her Master of Public Health from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she also completed her geriatric pharmacy practice residency and still holds adjunct positions. In 2001, she was named a Robert Wood Johnson Community Health Leader for her patient advocacy and health literacy efforts. Ms. Upchurch began her career as a Science teacher with the U.S. Peace Corps in Botswana.