Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Jeanette Trella, PharmaD, BCPPS

Jeanette Trella, PharmD, BCPPS

Jeanette Trella, PharmaD, BCPPS is the Managing Director of the Poison Control Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Trella earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the James L. Winkle School of Pharmacy at the University of Cincinnati and completed her residency at CHOP.  She practiced as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in General Pediatrics from 2007-2012.

Dr. Trella is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Wilkes University and serves as a preceptor for pharmacy residents and visiting students. She is an active participant on several of CHOP's committees, including Adverse Drug Reaction, Drug Utilization Evaluation, Formulary Review, and Therapeutic Standards. 

Dr. Trella also serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Clinical Toxicology and the Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Her areas of practice and research interest include injury prevention; pediatric medicine; medication safety; strategic planning; and change management. 

Dr. Trella is a member of the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC); the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT); the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP); and the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG).

Established in 1986, the Poison Control Center (PCC) at CHOP provides a 24/7 emergency hotline staffed by nurses, pharmacists, and medical toxicologists. The PCC's sevice area covers 9 million people, including 23 counties in eastern Pennsylvania and the state of Delaware. Households, schools, medical professionals, and government agencies receive accurate emergency information and effective triage from trained professionals, free of charge. 

Research Interests

injury prevention; pediatric medicine; medication safety; strategic planning; change management


Telehealth; Advancing Technology in Public Health; Pediatric Vitamin D Exposures Reported to US Poison Centers; Opioid Exposures Reported to US Poison Centers