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 Practice, Sciences, and Health Outcomes Research at the School of Pharmacy.

Headshot of Nicole Brandt Nicole Brandt, PharmD, MBA, BCGP, FASCP
Professor of Practice, Sciences, and Heath Outcomes Research
Executive Director, The Peter Lamy Center for Drug Therapy and Aging


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
Associate Professor of Practice, Sciences, and Heath Outcomes Research

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
Professor of Practice, Sciences, and Heath Outcomes Research

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 Practice, Sciences, and Heath Outcomes Research

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
Associate Professor of Practice, Sciences, and Heath Outcomes Research
Associate Dean for Student Affairs


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
Professor of Practice, Sciences, and Heath Outcomes Research

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, BCOP
Associate Professor of Practice, Sciences, and Heath Outcomes Research

Clinical Expertise: Medical Oncology (University of Maryland Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center)

Research Interests: Clinical outcomes and practice-based research related to patients with cancer; interprofessional education; patient safety; educational methods and outcomes
Megan Ehret, PharmD, MS, BCPP Megan Ehret, PharmD, MS, BCPP
Professor of Practice, Sciences, and Heath Outcomes Research

Clinical Expertise: Psychiatric Psychopharmacology, Neurology, Substance Abuse, and Pharmacogenomics

Research Interests: Pharmacy leadership and management; educational methods and outcomes; pharmacy informatics; interprofessional education
Agnes Ann Feemster, PharmD - Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science Agnes Ann Feemster, PharmD
Associate Professor of Practice, Sciences, and Heath Outcomes Research

Clinical Expertise: Pharmacy Practice Management

Research Interests: Pharmacy leadership and management; educational methods and outcomes; pharmacy informatics; interprofessional education
Mojdeh Heavner, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP Mojdeh Heavner, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Associate Professor of Practice, Sciences, and Heath Outcomes Research
Vice Chair for Clinical Services


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
Headshot of Emily Heil Emily L. Heil, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID
Professor of Practice, Sciences, and Heath Outcomes Research

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 Practice, Sciences, and Heath Outcomes Research

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

Research Interests: Chronic disease management (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 Practice, Sciences, and Heath Outcomes Research

Clinical Expertise: Internal Medicine (Georgetown University Hospital)

Research Interests: Critical care; practice-based research; educational methods and outcomes
 Cherokee Layson-Wolf, PharmD - Associate Professor & Associate Dean for Student Affairs Cherokee Layson-Wolf, PharmD
Professor of Practice, Sciences, and Heath Outcomes Research

Clinical Expertise: Medication Therapy Management (Maryland P3 Program)

Research Interests: Chronic disease management in community pharmacy; medication therapy management and practice-based research; point-of-care testing; immunizations
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Jimmy (James) Leonard, PharmD, DABAT
Associate Professor of Practice, Sciences, and Health Outcomes Research
Director of Clinical Services, Maryland Poison Center

Research Interests: Toxicoepidemiology, poisoning prevention, antidote use

Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD - Professor Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD, PhD, BCPS
Professor of Practice, Sciences, and Heath Outcomes Research

Clinical Expertise: Pain and Palliative Care, Health Professions Education

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
Professor & Chair, Practice, Sciences, and Heath Outcomes Research

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, MPA, BCPP
Associate Professor of Practice, Sciences, and Heath Outcomes Research

Clinical Expertise: Mental Health (Developmental Disabilities Administration)

Research Interests: Clinical outcomes in mental health; medication therapy management and practice-based research; vulnerable populations; integrated treatment and contextual effects for psychiatric and behavioral disorders in people with developmental disabilities
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Mandee Noval, PharmD, BCIDP
Assistant Professor of Practice, Sciences, and Health Outcomes Research

Research Interests: Clinical outcomes in outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT), antimicrobial stewardship, infections in vulnerable populations, and antibiotic allergies

Neha Pandit, PharmD - Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science Neha Pandit, PharmD
Professor of Practice, Sciences, and Heath Outcomes Research
Co-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
Kristine Parbuoni, PharmD, BCPPS Kristine Parbuoni, PharmD, BCPPS
Associate Professor of Practice, Sciences, and Heath Outcomes Research

Clinical Expertise: Pediatrics (University of Maryland Children's Hospital)

Research Interests: Clinical outcomes in pediatrics (infectious diseases, critical care); pharmacokinetics in pediatrics; educational methods and outcomes in simulation; post-graduate training
Kathleen Pincus, PharmD - Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science Kathleen Pincus, PharmD
Associate Professor of Practice, Sciences, and Heath Outcomes Research

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
Charmaine Rochester, PharmD - Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science Charmaine Rochester-Eyeguokan, PharmD
Professor of Practice, Sciences, and Heath Outcomes Research

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
Headshot of Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner, PharmD, FAPhA, FNAP
Felix Gyi Endowed Memorial Professor in Pharmapreneurship
Associate Dean of Clinical Services and Practice Transformation

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
Headshot of Leah Sera Leah Sera, PharmD, MA, BCPS
Associate Professor of Practice, Sciences, and Heath Outcomes Research
Co-Director of Graduate Studies in Medical Cannabis
Co-Vice Chair for Academic Affairs


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
Associate Professor of Practice, Sciences, and Heath Outcomes Research

Clinical Expertise: Family Medicine (University Family Medicine); Community Pharmacy Practice; and Immunizations

Research Interests: Skills-based lab (community prescription verification); chronic disease in community pharmacy; medication therapy management and practice-based research; immunizations; point-of-care
James Trovato, PharmD James Trovato, PharmD, MBA, FASHP
Professor of Practice, Sciences, and Heath Outcomes Research
Co-Vice Chair for Academic Affairs


Clinical Expertise: Hematology and Oncology

Research Interests: Treatment and survival outcomes in cancer patients; instructional design; student academic success
Kathryn Walker, PharmD - Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science Kathryn Walker, PharmD
Associate Professor of Practice, Sciences, and Heath Outcomes Research

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
Headshot of Chanel Whittaker Chanel F. Whittaker, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP
Professor of Practice, Sciences, and Heath Outcomes Research
Assistant Dean for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion


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