Practice Advancement & Education

Practice Advancement & Education
Susanne Barnett
Susanne Barnett, Associate Professor (CHS)

Research Interests: Dr. Barnett’s scholarship is motivated by identified areas of improvement in the classroom and within her clinical practice site. Her research relies on quality improvement and assurance processes to guide antimicrobial stewardship and teaching practices.

Robert Breslow
Robert Breslow, Associate Professor (CHS)

Clinical practice: Medication Utilization/Appropriateness

Research interests: Risks increasing adverse drug events in the elderly to include falls and inappropriate medication use. Diagnosis and management of osteoporosis with emphasis on vitamin D and calcium.

Erik Burns
Erik Burns, Clinical Assistant Professor
Eric Buxton
Eric Buxton, Clinical Associate Professor and Chair

Professional Interests: Development, implementation and evaluation of continuing education offerings for individuals in the pharmaceutical industry.

Steven Ebert
Steven Ebert, Clinical Professor

Clinical Practice and Research Interests: Antimicrobial resistance, antimicrobial pharmacokinetics/ pharmacodynamics, and appropriate utilization of healthcare resources.

Casey  Gallimore
Casey Gallimore, Associate Professor (CHS)

Clinical Practice: Chronic disease state management; Psychiatric pharmacy.

Research Interests: Educational based scholarship

Paul Hutson
Paul Hutson, Professor (CHS)

Clinical Practice: Palliative Care; Oncology / Hematology.

Research Interests: Palliative care; Population pharmacokinetic modeling; Entheogens.

Brett Kelly
Brett Kelly, Clinical Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Brett Kelly is focused on pharmacy benefit management, formulary management, drug pricing, pharmaceutical economics and development of pharmacy continuing education programs to support the adult learner.

Mara Kieser
Mara Kieser, Professor (CHS)

Clinical Practice: Long Term Care. 

Research Interests: Cost implications and benefits of student clerkships.

Karen Kopacek
Karen Kopacek, Associate Professor (CHS)

Clinical Practice: Trauma, cardiothoracic, and cardiac intensive care.

Connie Kraus
Connie Kraus, Emeritus

Practice-based Research:    Evaluation of quality improvement interventions

Education-based Research:   Evaluation of evidence-based medicine longitudinal education

Beth Martin
Beth Martin, Professor (CHS) and Chair

Clinical Interests: Community pharmacy practice.

Research Interests: Evaluate the effectiveness of educational methodologies to enhance pharmacist, student or patient learning and confidence, and the degree to which performance-based abilities are transferred from the learning environment to the real world setting. 

Michael Pitterle
Michael Pitterle, Associate Professor (CHS)

Research Interests: Development and evaluation of computer applications in pharmacy student education and practice.

Pamela Ploetz
Pamela Ploetz, Clinical Associate Professor

Research Interests: Pharmacy workload and productivity, quality improvement, medication error prevention monitoring, and drug usage evaluation.

Andrea Porter
Andrea Porter, Associate Professor (CHS)

Clinical Practice:  Anticoagulation

Research Interests:  Educational-based scholarship, particularly educational innovation and teaching methods, as well as clinical research involving anticoagulation

Arthur Schuna
Arthur Schuna, Clinical Professor

Clinical Practice: Primary care with emphasis in hypertension and rheumatology.

Research Interests: Clinical evaluation of hypertension and arthritis treatments.

Trisha Seys Ranola
Trisha Seys Ranola, Clinical Assistant Professor

Clinical practice: Interdisciplinary team geriatric medicine; diabetes; cardiac: hypertension, lipids, heart failure; anticoagulation; anemia; polypharmacy reduction

Eva Vivian
Eva Vivian, Professor (CHS)

Research Interests: Eva works with members of under-resourced communities to identify health issues that are important to their community, with the aim of combining knowledge with action and achieving social change to improve health outcomes and eliminate health disparities.

Denise Walbrandt Pigarelli
Denise Walbrandt Pigarelli, Associate Professor (CHS)

Clinical Practice: Diabetes.

Research Interests: Clinical and quality of life outcomes of drug therapy and pharmaceutical care.  Academic research interests include outcomes related to instructional design and assessment

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