Cold chain management: a perspective from the US Defense Logistics Agency

Vaccine Insights 2023; 2(2), 45–49

DOI: 10.18609/vac.2023.008

Published: 16 March
Dana Dallas

Charlotte Barker, Editor, Vaccine Insights, speaks to Dana Dallas, Cold chain program manager, Defense Logistics Agency, United States Department of Defense

Dana Dallas began serving her country as a United States Air Force Academy graduate, using her Biology/Pre-Medicine degree as a Healthcare Administrator and Medical Logistician with the United States Air Force, recently retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel with the 914th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron. Joining the Defense Logistics Agency in 2000, Dana worked with vendors and beneficiaries alike in support of the National Mail Order Pharmacy program. Joining the Pharmaceutical Technical/Quality branch in 2003, Dana quickly took over program management for DLA’s Cold Chain Management Program. Taking on such initiatives as the Department of Defense Seasonal and Pandemic Influenza programs, technical representative for the Pharmaceutical and Medical-Surgical Prime Vendor programs, as well as DoD COVID-19 Vaccine Operations packaging/distribution for overseas and US Navy Fleet assets has established DLA Troop Support Medical as an industry benchmark for Cold Chain, and Miss Dallas as a Department of Defense subject matter expert in Cold Chain Management.