Clinical Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
- PHRM 9103 Advanced Pharmacy Practice III: Ambulatory Care
- PHRM 9203 Advanced Pharmacy Practice V: Elective Ambulatory Practice I
- Innovations in Teaching; Teaching Pedagogy & Assessment
- Interprofessional Education: fostering student socialization
- Medication Adherence, Health Literacy
- Therapeutic areas: cardiovascular disease and prevention, heart failure, & diabetes mellitus
- BS, PharmD, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy
I am a pharmacist, teacher, researcher, and leader. As a healthcare professional, I embrace patient-centered care. Everything that I do as a pharmacist will affect the patient. I recognize my important role in ensuring the safe and proper use of medications. I share that philosophy with my students.
As a member of the pharmacy practice department in the School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, I am placed at a practice site where I precept students completing the Doctor of Pharmacy program. It is a rewarding experience to mentor and coach 4th-year pharmacy students in an ambulatory care rotation. What does the word ‘ambulatory’ mean? Essentially, it engages pharmacists in caring for patients who are diagnosed with multiple chronic diseases in an outpatient setting. I guide students to consider factors such as health literacy in order to promote adherence to medications.
I look for opportunities for students to be involved in the research. I mentor students in performing educational projects, retrospective chart reviews on therapeutic topics and writing review articles on health literacy and medication adherence. These activities help students gain experience through publishing a paper or presenting a health science poster at a professional meeting.
I am a leader. In 2021, I will be installed as President of the New Jersey Pharmacists Association. My road to leadership began when I volunteered to be involved with the NJPhA student practitioner committee. I worked with other colleagues to offer students an opportunity to take part in round table discussions on careers and interviewing skills. I encourage students to carve out time: Take part in one activity each semester that involves a professional pharmacy organization because you may be our next leader.
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