Dr. Khalil serves as the Naloxone Specialist for the Injury and Violence Prevention Branch at the North Carolina Division of Public Health. Her work includes coordination of naloxone distribution across the state and development of a tracking protocol for a variety of community-level and state partners. Dr. Khalil also helps support the expansion of various clinical efforts such as increasing access to medication-assisted treatment, integration of harm reduction strategies into health systems, and promotion of safer prescribing practices. As a practicing community pharmacist, she has been actively engaged for several years in leading key pharmacist initiatives on addressing the opioid crisis including safer syringe sales, naloxone training, and implementation of medication take-back programs. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Public Health degrees from the University of South Carolina and completed a post-graduate pharmacy residency at the University of Georgia.