Practice Faculty

Practice faculty at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy participate in multidisciplinary health care teams and practice-based research endeavors in settings throughout Maryland.

All practice faculty are members of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science within the School of Pharmacy.

Bruce Anderson, PharmD - Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science Bruce Anderson, PharmD
Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science

Clinical Expertise: Clinical Toxicology (Maryland Poison Center)

Research Interests: Clinical toxicology; poison control and surveillance; drug identification and surveillance; clinical outcomes of poisoning treatment and prevention
Nicole Brandt, PharmD - Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science Nicole Brandt, PharmD
Executive Director, The Peter Lamy Center for Drug Therapy and Aging
Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science

Clinical Expertise: Geriatrics (Baltimore VA Medical Center; Pickersgill Retirement Community)

Research Interests: Clinical outcomes in geriatrics (assisted living and long-term care); medication therapy management and practice-based research; Medicare policy development; interprofessional education
Kimberly Claeys, PharmD, BCPS Kimberly Claeys, PharmD, BCPS
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science

Clinical Expertise: Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship (University of Maryland Medical Center)

Research Interests: Epidemiology; clinical and economic outcomes of health care associated infections and drug-resistant bacterial infections; clinical pharmacology and translation research; optimization of pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics of antibacterial agents; development of predictive/prognostic models and decision analysis to improve antimicrobial stewardship and patient outcomes
Heather Congdon, PharmD, CACP, CDE Heather Congdon, PharmD
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science

Clinical Expertise: Ambulatory Care (Mercy Health Clinic)

Research Interests: Clinical outcomes (Diabetes and HTN); medication therapy management and practice-based research; underserved populations; interprofessional education
Catherine Cooke, PharmD, BCPS, PAHM - Research Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science Catherine Cooke, PharmD, BCPS, PAHM
Research Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science

Clinical Expertise: Outpatient medication management of chronic disease

Research Interests: Medication adherence; managed pharmacy care; practice models (PCMH and ACOs)
Sandeep Devabhakthuni, PharmD - Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science Sandeep Devabhakthuni, PharmD
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science

Clinical Expertise: Cardiology and Critical Care (University of Maryland Medical Center)

Research Interests: Clinical outcomes in acute care and cardiology; practice-based research; ICU and stress ulcer prophylaxis; interprofessional education
Bethany DiPaula, PharmD - Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science Bethany DiPaula, PharmD
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science

Clinical Expertise: Mental Health and Substance Abuse (Springfield Hospital Center; People's Community Health Centers; Howard County Public Health Department)

Research Interests: Clinical outcomes in mental health and drug abuse; medication therapy management and practice-based research; drugs of abuse and neuropharmacology; mental health; collaborative practice
Alison Duffy, PharmD - Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science Alison Duffy, PharmD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science

Clinical Expertise: Medical Oncology (University of Maryland Medical Center)

Research Interests: Patient counseling and education; bone marrow transplantation; cancer therapeutics
Agnes Ann Feemster, PharmD - Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science Agnes Ann Feemster, PharmD
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science

Clinical Expertise: Pharmacy Practice Management

Research Interests: Pharmacy leadership and management; educational methods and outcomes; pharmacy informatics; interprofessional education
Jeffrey Gonzales, PharmD - Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science Jeffrey Gonzales, PharmD
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science

Clinical Expertise: Critical Care (University of Maryland Medical Center)

Research Interests: Clinical outcomes in ICU; practice-based research; clinical pharmacology and translational research; ICU sedation and delirium; interprofessional education
Mojdeh Heavner, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP Mojdeh Heavner, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science

Clinical Expertise: Critical Care (University of Maryland Medical Center)

Research Interests: Performance management and quality improvement; delirium; medication safety; and antibiotic pharmacokinetics and stewardship in the intensive care unit
Emily L. Heil, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID Emily L. Heil, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science

Clinical Expertise: Infectious Diseases, HIV and Antimicrobial Stewardship (University of Maryland Medical Center)

Research Interests: Clinical outcomes in infectious diseases (multi-drug resistant gram negative infections, immunocompromised patient populations); individualized antimicrobial dosing; antimicrobial stewardship practice based research; interprofessional education; and patient safety
Lauren Hynicka, PharmD - Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science Lauren Hynicka, PharmD
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science

Clinical Expertise: Internal Medicine and Hepatology (University of Maryland Medical Center)

Research Interests: Chronic disease managment (liver and hepatitis); clinical outcomes in institutional settings; medication therapy management and practice-based research; vulnerable populations
Amy Ives, PharmD Amy Ives, PharmD
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science

Clinical Expertise: Internal Medicine (Georgetown University Hospital)

Research Interests: Critical care; practice-based research; educational methods and outcomes
Wendy Klein-Schwartz, PharmD - Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science Wendy Klein-Schwartz, PharmD
Professor Emeritus

Clinical Expertise: Clinical Toxicology (Maryland Poison Center)

Research Interests: Clinical pharmacology and translational research; clinical toxicology; pediatrics; drugs of abuse and neuropharmacology
Allison Lardieri, PharmD - Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science Allison Lardieri, PharmD, BCPPS
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science

Clinical Expertise: Pediatrics; Pediatric Critical Care (University of Maryland Medical Center)

Research Interests: Clinical outcomes in pediatrics; PICU sedation and delirium; practice-based research; interprofessional education
 Cherokee Layson-Wolf, PharmD - Associate Professor & Associate Dean for Student Affairs Cherokee Layson-Wolf, PharmD
Associate Professor & Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Clinical Expertise: Medication Therapy Mangement (Maryland P3 Program)

Research Interests: Chronic disease management in community pharmacy; medication therapy management and practice-based research; point-of-care testing; immunizations
Raymond Love, PharmD - Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science Raymond Love, PharmD
Professor & Vice Chair for Collaborative Initiatives

Clinical Expertise: Mental Health (Mental Hygiene Administration, State of Maryland)

Research Interests: Drugs of abuse and neuropharmacology; mental health; pharmaceutical outcomes; drug policy
Joey Mattingly, PharmD, MBA - Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science Joey Mattingly, PharmD, MBA
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science

Clinical Expertise: Community pharmacy; long-term care; pharmacy practice management

Research Interests: Pharmacy management and leadership; social media; pharmacoeconomics; policy
Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD - Professor Lynn McPherson, PharmD
Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science

Clinical Expertise: Pain and Palliative Care (Hospice of the Chesapeake; Hospice Network of Maryland); Primary Care (UniversityCare)

Research Interests: Clinical outcomes in palliative care; pain and diabetes; practice-based research; vulnerable populations; palliative care; opioid management; educational methods and outcomes
Jill Morgan Jill Morgan, PharmD, BCPPS
Associate Professor & Chair, Pharmacy Practice and Science

Clinical Expertise: Pediatrics (University of Maryland Medical Center)

Research Interests: Clinical outcomes in pediatrics; practice-based research; educational methods and outcomes; interprofessional education
Jason Noel, PharmD - Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science Jason Noel, PharmD
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science

Clinical Expertise: Mental Health (Spring Grove Hospital)

Research Interests: Clinical outcomes in mental health; medication therapy management and practice-based research; vulnerable populations; educational methods and outcomes in continuing education
Zachary R. Noel, PharmD, BCPS Zachary R. Noel, PharmD
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science

Clinical Expertise: Cardiology (University of Maryland Medical Center)

Research Interests: Clinical outcomes in cardiology; teaching pedagogy and educational outcomes; and practice-based research
Neha Pandit, PharmD - Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science Neha Pandit, PharmD
Associate Professor & Vice Chair for Research and Scholarship

Clinical Expertise: Infectious Diseases and HIV (Evelyn Jordan Center and Stohler Clinic)

Research Interests: Patient counseling and education; clinical outcomes in AIDS/HIV patients; infectious diseases; chronic disease; practice-based research; clinical pharmacology and translational research
Kathleen Pincus, PharmD - Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science Kathleen Pincus, PharmD
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science

Clinical Expertise: Family Medicine (University Family Medicine)

Research Interests: Chronic disease management (asthma; anticoagulation; diabetes); clinical outcomes in the Patient-Centered Home Model; medication therapy management and practice-based research
Brent Reed, PharmD - Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science Brent Reed, PharmD
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science

Clinical Expertise: Cardiology (University of Maryland Medical Center)

Research Interests: Clinical outcomes in acute care cardiology (acute coronary syndrome; heart failure); practice-based research; transitions of care; educational methods and outcomes; post-graduate training
Tim Rocafort, PharmD - Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science Tim Rocafort, PharmD
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science

Clinical Expertise: Community Pharmacy Practice and Medication Therapy Management (Johns Hopkins Home Care Group)

Research Interests: Chronic disease management in community pharmacy; clinical outcomes in transplant patients; medication therapy management and practice-based research; non-adherence to drug therapy
Charmaine Rochester, PharmD - Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science Charmaine Rochester, PharmD
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science

Clinical Expertise: Diabetes Management (Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology at the University of Maryland Medical Center and Bay West Endocrinology Associates)

Research Interests: Chronic disease management (diabetes); medication therapy management and practice-based research; vulnerable populations; tobacco cessation; collaborative practice
Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner, PharmD
Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science

Clinical Expertise: Pharmacotherapy (Baltimore VA Medical Center)

Research Interests: Chronic disease management; clinical outcomes in diabetes and cardiovascular diseases; medication therapy management and practice-based research; vulnerable populations; collaborative practice; cultural competence
David Roffman, PharmD - Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science David Roffman, PharmD
Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science

Clinical Expertise: Cardiology (University of Maryland Medical Center); Pharmacotherapy (Baltimore VA Medical Center)

Research Interests: Clinical outcomes in cardiology; medication therapy management and practice-based research; educational methods and outcomes
Amanda Schartel, PharmD  Amanda Schartel, PharmD
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science

Clinical Expertise: Ambulatory Care; Transitions of Care (Baltimore Washington Medical Center); Medication Therapy Management (P3 eHealth Services)

Research Interests: Clinical outcomes in transitions of care; chronic disease management (diabetes, cardiovascular disease); collaborative practice; medication therapy management; and practice-based research
Leah Sera, PharmD - Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science Leah Sera, PharmD
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science

Clinical Expertise: Palliative Care; Ambulatory Care

Research Interests: Clinical outcomes; medication therapy management and practice-based research; chronic disease management; vulnerable populations; palliative care and pain management
Deanna Tran, PharmD Deanna Tran, PharmD
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science

Clinical Expertise: Community Pharmacy Practice and Medication Therapy Management (Giant Food and Drug)

Research Interests: Chronic disease in community pharmacy; clinical outcomes; medication therapy management and practice-based research; immunizations; point-of-care
James Trovato, PharmD James Trovato, PharmD
Associate Professor & Vice Chair for Academic Affairs

Clinical Expertise: Medical Oncology (Baltimore VA Medical Center)

Research Interests: Clinical outcomes in oncology; practice-based research; collaborative practice; interprofessional education; post-graduate training.
Mona Tsoukleris, PharmD - Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science Mona Tsoukleris, PharmD
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science

Clinical Expertise: Pediatrics; Asthma

Research Interests: Chronic disease management; pediatrics; clinical outcomes in asthma; practice-based research; Medicare policy; pharmaceutical outcomes
Kathryn Walker, PharmD - Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science Kathryn Walker, PharmD
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science

Clinical Expertise: Pain and Palliative Care (Union Memorial Hospital)

Research Interests: Clinical outcomes in palliative care and pain; medication therapy management and practice-based research; interprofessional education
Kristin Watson, PharmD - Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science Kristin Watson, PharmD
Associate Professor & Vice Chair for Clinical Services

Clinical Expertise: Cardiology (University of Maryland Medical Center); Heart Failure (Baltimore VA Medical Center)

Research Interests: Chronic disease management (heart failure); clinical outcomes in cardiology patients; practice-based research; post-graduate training
Chanel Whittaker, PharmD - Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science Chanel Whittaker, PharmD
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science

Clinical Expertise: Geriatrics and Nephrology (Baltimore VA Medical Center); Anticoagulation Therapy Management (University Health Center)

Research Interests: Chronic disease management (hypertension and chronic kidney disease); medication therapy management and practice-based research; geriatrics; pharmacogenomics