Instructors and Contributors

Karen Shapiro, PharmD, BCPS

Director

After studying Urban Planning & Public Policy at Boston University, Dr. Shapiro earned her PharmD from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She completed her Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency at USC before joining the faculty of Western University College of Pharmacy in Pomona, California as an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice where she taught for six years and worked in a geriatric clinic. After leaving her position at the College, Dr. Shapiro took a position as an inpatient clinical pharmacist for Los Angeles County in the amputation and orthopedic units, and later served as Director of Medication Therapy Management for a managed care company, where she developed one of the first MTM programs and developed a novel approach to patient assistance in the managed care setting.  She currently serves as Clinical Associate Professor at Western University. Dr. Shapiro has also authored the textbook Natural Products: A Case-Based Approach for Health Care Professionals, which offers guidelines for integrating herbals and other natural products into the treatment plan of common conditions and health goals.


Stephanie D. Garrett, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Lead, Pharmacy Team

Dr. Garrett came to RxPrep from twenty years of hospital pharmacy practice and academia. She started her career as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The last eight years she was a Network Clinical Specialist in Internal Medicine and the Director of the PGY2 Internal Medicine Residency Program at Seton Healthcare and the University of Texas in Austin, TX. She completed her BS and PharmD at West Virginia University and residency training at the University of Texas at Austin and lives in Texas currently.

Although primarily an internal medicine clinical pharmacist, she has done stints in emergency medicine and had various supportive roles in the hospital, including serving on the pharmacy and therapeutics committee and infection control and cardiology core measures teams. One of the best aspects of her positions was training and mentoring future pharmacists. She has taught pharmacy and medical students in most areas of internal medicine. She is adept at making the difficult topics manageable for the novice clinician. She continues to mentor students at RxPrep and enjoys giving back to the profession by mentoring the next generation of pharmacists.

Pamela Tu, PharmD

Pharmacist Editor

Dr. Pamela Tu earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy, her bachelor’s degree in Biology from UC San Diego and briefly studied abroad at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. While working with RxPrep full-time developing teaching materials, she continues to practice pharmacy per diem in the Los Angeles area. She’s an example of good health for our team; her favorite hobbies include hot yoga and hiking.

Jennifer Schmitz, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist/Editor

Dr. Schmitz came to RxPrep from twelve years of hospital practice and clinical education. She completed her PharmD at the University of Kansas, and after 5 years as a clinical staff pharmacist, she completed PGY1 residency training and practiced for 6 years as the Clinical Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Specialist at Via Christi Hospitals in Wichita, Kansas. As Clinical Adjunct Faculty for the University of Kansas, she enjoyed lecturing, and served as a preceptor for numerous pharmacy students in addition to PGY1 pharmacy residents. She gained additional insight to hospital practice through participation on various multidisciplinary teams, including the pharmacy and therapeutics committee, the antimicrobial stewardship team, the infection prevention and control committee, and residency advisory team. She is excited to join the RxPrep team and looks forward to assisting students and professionals who are preparing for their exams.

Contributors

PAUL BERINGER
PHARMD, BCPS, FASHP
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, SCHOOL OF PHARMACY

KATIE E. CARDONE
PHARMD, BCACP, FNKF, FASN
ALBANY COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND HEALTH SCIENCES

PAULINA DEMING
PHARMD
UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO, COLLEGE OF PHARMACY

ROMIC ESKANDARIAN
PHARMD
GLENDALE ADVENTIST MEDICAL CENTER

JEFF GOAD
PHARMD, MPH, FAPHA, FCPHA, FCSHP
CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF PHARMACY

SUSAN E. GORMAN
PHARMD, MS, DABAT, FAACT
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

MEGAN HEIM
PHARMD, BCACP
VA MEDICAL CENTER

DARREL W. HUGHES
PHARMD, BCPS
UNIVERSITY HEALTH SYSTEM

KIM M. JONES
PHARMD, BCPS
UNION UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF PHARMACY

JOSEPH D. MA
PHARMD
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO, SKAGGS SCHOOL OF PHARMACY AND PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES

BETH A. MARTIN
PHD, MS, RPH
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON, SCHOOL OF PHARMACY

EMI MINEJIMA
PHARMD
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, SCHOOL OF PHARMACY

CYNTHIA L. MORRIS-KUKOSKI
PHARMD, DABAT, FAACT
FBI LABORATORY CHEMISTRY UNIT

JAMES D. NASH
PHARMD, MPH, BCPS
REGIS UNIVERSITY, RUECKERT-HARTMAN COLLEGE FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS

NANCY N. NGUYEN
PHARMD, BCPS, AAHIVP, FCSHP
UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC, THOMAS J. LONG SCHOOL OF PHARMACY & HEALTH SCIENCES

DOREEN PON
PHARMD, BCOP, BCPS
WESTERN UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES

ALLISON PROVINE
PHARMD, BCPS, BCPPS
LIPSCOMB UNIVERSITY

CHARLOTTE RICCHETTI
PHARMD, BCPS, CDE
REGIS UNIVERSITY, RUECKERT-HARTMAN COLLEGE FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS

ROBIN WACKERNAH
PHARMD, BCPP
REGIS UNIVERSITY, RUECKERT-HARTMAN COLLEGE FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS

D. RAYMOND WEBER
PHARMD, BSPHARM, BCOP, BCPS, RPH
NOTRE DAME OF MARYLAND UNIVERSITY, SCHOOL OF PHARMAC
Y

HEATHER R. BREAM-ROUWENHORST
PHARMD, BCPS
UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, COLLEGE OF PHARMACY

GEORGE DEMAAGD
PHARMD, BCPS
UNION UNIVERSITY, SCHOOL OF PHARMACY

CATRINA DERDERIAN
BS, PHARMD, BCACP
CAMBRIDGE HEALTH ALLIANCE

CHRISTINE FITZGERALD
BS, PHARMD, BCPS
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, SCHOOL OF PHARMACY

MUOI GI
PHARMD, BCPS, BCOP
VA SAN DIEGO HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

JEAN-VENABLE "KELLY" R. GOODE
PHARMD, BCPS, FAPHA, FCCP
VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY

PHILIP J. GREGORY
PHARMD, MS, FACN
CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY

JAN D. HIRSCH
BS, PHARM, PH.D
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO, SKAGGS SCHOOL OF PHARMACY AND PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES

ANN HYLTON
PHARMD, BCPS
APPALACHIAN COLLEGE OF PHARMACY

JEFF LEE
PHARMD, FCCP
LIPSCOMB UNIVERSITY

JOEL C. MARRS
PHARMD, FCCP, FNLA, BCPS-AQ CARDIOLOGY, BCACP, CLS
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, SKAGGS SCHOOL OF PHARMACY AND PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES

JESSE F. MARTINEZ
PHARMD, FASCP
WESTERN UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES

CHRISTINA L. MNATZAGANIAN
PHARMD, BCACP
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT HILO, THE DANIEL K. INOUYE COLLEGE OF PHARMACY

BETHANY L. MURPHY
PHARMD, BCACP
UNION UNIVERSITY, SCHOOL OF PHARMACY

TIEN M. H. NG
PHARMD, FCCP, BCPS (AQ-CARDIOLOGY)
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, SCHOOL OF PHARMACY

ELIZABETH POGGE
PHARMD, MPH, BCPS, FASCP
MIDWESTERN UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE OF PHARMACY

CHARLES D. PONTE
BS, PHARMD, FAADE, FAPHA, FASHP, FCCN, FNAP
WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY, SCHOOL OF PHARMACY

SALLY RAFIE
PHARMD, BCPS
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO, SKAGGS SCHOOL OF PHARMACY AND PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES

KIMBERLY B. TALLIAN
PHARMD, BCPP, FASHP, FCCP, FCSHP
KECK GRADUATE INSTITUTE, SCHOOL OF PHARMACY

ANNIE WONG-BERINGER
PHARMD, FCCP, FIDSA
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, PROGRAMS IN BIOMEDICAL AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

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