Faculty in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science (PPS) work to address health disparities, medication use, and best practices to prevent and treat a variety of diseases, with clinical research activities focused on better understanding drug efficacy and delivery.

Explore the list below to learn more about each faculty member's practice and research interest(s).

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
Stormi Gale, PharmD, BCPS Stormi Gale, PharmD, BCPS
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science

Clinical Expertise: Cardiology and Ambulatory Care

Research Interests: Chronic disease management (cardiovascular risk reduction); practice-based research; clinical outcomes in diabetes and cardiovascular diseases; and interprofessional education
Joga Gobburu, PhD - Professor & Director, Center for Translational Medicine Joga Gobburu, PhD
Professor & Director, Center for Translational Medicine

Research Interests: Pediatrics; clinical pharmacology and translational research; comparative effectiveness; pharmacometrics
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
Mathangi Gopalakrishnan, MS, PhD - Research Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science Mathangi Gopalakrishnan, MS, PhD
Research Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science

Research Interests: Pharmacometrics, Bayesian applications in drug development, and innovative clinical trial designs
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
Vijay Ivaturi, PhD - Research Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science Vijay Ivaturi, PhD
Research Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science

Research Interests: Development of methods and tools for quantitative clinical pharmacology that can be applied in informed decision making in clinical therapeutics and drug development
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
Sophia Johnson Sophia L. Johnson, PharmD, MPH, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science and Pharmaceutical Health Services Research

Research Interests: Patient-centered research; health services research in chronic diseases and comparative effectiveness research, particularly in vulnerable populations
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 (University of Maryland Medical System - Prince George's Hospital Center)

Research Interests: Chronic disease management in community pharmacy; 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 Emeritus

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: Transitions of Care (University of Maryland Medical System - Prince George's Hospital Center) and Community Pharmacy Practice and Medication Therapy Management

Research Interests: Skills-based lab (community prescription verification); chronic disease in community pharmacy; medication therapy management and practice-based research; immunizations; and point-of-care
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