Pharmacy Residency Preceptors

A preceptor is an experienced practitioner who provides role support and learning experiences to student and resident learners.

A preceptor works with the learner for a defined period of time to assist the learner in acquiring new competencies required for safe, ethical and quality practice. Below is our team of preceptors.

Christine Berard Collins, RPh, MBA
Christine Berard Collins, RPh, MBA

Education: BS, Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island, College of Pharmacy; MBA, Information Systems, Bryant University
Professional Memberships: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), Rhode Island Society of Health System Pharmacists (RISHP), National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP), Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMMS)
Practice/Research Interests: Oncology, investigational drug trials, information systems/technology, clinical and business intelligence, specialty pharmacy
Rotation Offered: Pharmacy leadership and management (elective)

Christine Berard Collins, RPh, director of pharmacy for Rhode Island Hospital, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, The Miriam Hospital and Bradley Hospital and president, Lifespan Pharmacy, LLC, Lifespan’s retail pharmacy corporation, is responsible for all aspects of health-system pharmacy management for Lifespan.

She chaired the Pharmacy Committee for Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB; currently named Alliance), a national cancer research group funded by the National Cancer Institute, for 15 years and served as liaison to the CALGB board of directors. She also served as president and held several other board positions of the Rhode Island Society of Health System Pharmacists.

Collins has authored several peer-reviewed publications in the area of healthcare information technology, oncology, medication safety and formulary management and presented both nationally and internationally on these topics.

Christine Marchese, PharmD
Manager, Pharmacy Operations, Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island (2001); BS, Pharmacy, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (1985)
Residency: Hospital pharmacy practice (1986)
Professional Memberships: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), Rhode Island Society of Health System Pharmacists (RISHP)
Practice/Research Interest: Transitions of care, pediatrics, ambulatory care, compounding, technology

Christine Marchese, PharmD served as pediatric clinical specialist prior to transitioning to her role in pharmacy operations. She precepts residents in administrative aspects of pharmacy practice and recent advances in practice.

Kathleen Adams, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, Internal Medicine

Education: BS Pharmacy Studies, University of Connecticut (2013); Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Connecticut (2015)
Residency: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Yale New Haven Hospital (2016); PGY2 Internal Medicine Residency, Yale New Haven Hospital (2017)
Professional Membership: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), Rhode Island Society of Health System Pharmacists (RISHP), Connecticut Society of Health System Pharmacists (CSHP)
Rotation Offered: Internal Medicine

Kathleen provides clinical pharmacy services to patients within the internal medicine service. Along with a multidisciplinary team, she provides therapeutic drug level monitoring, real-time antibiotic stewardship, opioid stewardship, drug interaction evaluation, patient counseling, and facilitation of transitions of care.

Shivani Amin, PharmD, BCPS
Transplant Specialist

Education: Associate in Arts, University of Florida (2010); Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Florida (2014)
Residency: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (2015)
Professional Membership: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
Practice/Research Interests: Transplant, immunosuppression, chronic kidney disease
Rotation Offered: Kidney Transplant

Aisha Ashraf, PharmD
Pharmacist, Inpatient and Ambulatory Care

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island (2006)
Residencies: PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Residency, University of Wisconsin-Madison/Medicine Shoppe (2007); PGY-2 Primary (Ambulatory) Care Residency, University of Rhode Island/Coastal Medical, Inc. (2008) 
Practice/Research Interests: Inpatient pharmacy practice (both centralized and decentralized), ambulatory care, student education
Rotation Offered: Complex derm clinic

Aisha Ashraf, PharmD primarily practices inpatient pharmacy at the Miriam Hospital in Providence, RI. She also participates in a number of ambulatory care activities including the complex derm clinic, transitions of care, medication therapy management for pulmonary and cardiac rehab patients, and staffing at Lifespan Pharmacy. In addition, Dr. Ashraf precepts numerous introductory and advanced doctor of pharmacy students from local schools of pharmacy. 

Shannon Baker, PharmD
Pharmacy Supervisor, IV & Oncology Services

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island (2005)
Professional Membership: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), Rhode Island Society of Health System Pharmacists (RISHP)
Rotation Offered: Staffing, oncology and IV services

Shannon Baker, PharmD plays an important role in ensuring regulatory compliance for the IV and oncology areas of Rhode Island Hospital. She participates in committees and work groups to improve the efficiency and safety of compounded sterile preparations.

James Beaulieu, PharmD
Senior Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, Surgical Critical Care and Infectious Diseases

Education: BS, Pharmacy, University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy (1987); Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island (2001)
Residency: PGY1, Rhode Island Hospital (1997)
Professional Memberships: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), Rhode Island Society of Health System Pharmacists (RISHP)
Practice/Research Interests: Surgical critical care and pharmacokinetic changes in elderly patients

James Beaulieu, PharmD precepts pharmacy students during their critical care and general internal medicine rotations at Rhode Island Hospital. He is also a member of member of multiple quality improvement committees. He coordinates the exchange program and precepts pharmacists from the Jiangsu province of the People’s Republic of China.

Amy L. Brotherton, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, Infectious Diseases

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Mercer University College of Pharmacy (2015)
Residency: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Medical Center (2016); PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency, Grady Health System (2017)
Professional Memberships: Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP), Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), HIV Medical Association (HIVMA), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), American College
of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
Practice/Research Interests: HIV/AIDS, HIV/Hepatitis C co-infection, outpatient antimicrobial therapy (OPAT), opportunistic infections, antimicrobial stewardship
Rotation Offered: Infectious Diseases Ambulatory Care (elective)

Amy Brotherton, PharmD is a Clinical Pharmacist Specialist in Infectious Diseases at The Miriam Hospital Infectious Diseases and Immunology Center.  Dr. Brotherton works with a multidisciplinary team to provide comprehensive and compassionate care to patients living with HIV/AIDS.  Additionally, she specializes in outpatient antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) and the treatment of opportunistic infections, hepatitis C, and multi-drug resistant HIV.  Dr. Brotherton also serves on the Lifespan Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Committee.

Robert Brunault, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Hematology/Oncology

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Connecticut (2015)
Residencies: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Tufts Medical Center (2016); PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency, Rhode Island Hospital (2017)
Professional Memberships: Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA)
Practice/Research Interests: Malignant hematology, infectious disease, pain management, anticoagulation
Rotations Offered: Adult ambulatory hematology/oncology

Robert Brunault, PharmD provides clinical pharmacy services to both the Lifespan Cancer Institute and the Lifespan Specialty Pharmacy. He serves on a multidisciplinary pain management consult service at Rhode Island Hospital and is involved in the develop and review of evidence-based, standardized chemotherapy order sets. Robert Brunault also precepts both residents and students during his ambulatory hematology/oncology rotation. He also provides lectures for the Johnson and Wales University - Center for Physician Assistance Studies.

Maggie Charpentier, PharmD
Clinical Specialist, Adult Internal Medicine, Oncology

Education: BS, Pharmacy, and Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island (1987, 1993)
Memberships: American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), Rhode Island Society of Health System Pharmacists (RISHP), Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA)
Practice/Research Interests: Teaching and service, oncology, adult medicine, diabetes
Rotation Offered: Resident rotations are teaching based

Maggie Charpentier, PharmD is an associate clinical professor at the University of Rhode Island. She is the course coordinator for hematology oncology core and interactive learning. Additionally, she was appointed to the board of directors to the certified diabetes outpatient educators and was chairman of the board in 2008. Areas of interest include supportive care in oncology, oral chemotherapy and diabetes. Charpentier has also volunteered at free clinics and has traveled to Africa and Guatemala to work in clinics.

Learn more about Maggie Charpentier 

Lisa Cohen, PharmD
Associate Professor, University of Rhode Island

Education: PharmD, University of Rhode Island, 1996, BS Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island, 1994
Professional Membership: APhA
Practice/Research Interests: Research interest is in patients with diabetes and other cardiovascular risk factors, such as hyperlipidemia and hypertension
Rotation Offered: Academia

Lisa Cohen, PharmD is an associate professor of pharmacy at the University of Rhode Island with a research appointment at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center and community practice relationships with CVS and the Rhode Island Department of Corrections. Dr. Cohen focuses on utilizing pharmacists for diabetes and cardiovascular disease in group education/disease management, technology, and community site pharmacy interventions.  Her research has involved pilot studies evaluating interventions for diabetes, heart failure, and community medication therapy management. 

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Ruth Dapaah-Afriyie, PharmD, BCACP
Senior Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, Ambulatory Care Pharmacy, Director, PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Program

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island (1999); BS, Pharmacy, University of Science and Technology, Ghana (1990)
Professional Memberships: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), Rhode Island Society of Health System Pharmacists (RISHP)
Practice/Research Interests: Management of diabetes mellitus, hypertension, lipid disorders, preventative strategies for acute coronary syndrome and transitions of care
Rotation Offered: Pharmacotherapy clinic

Ruth Dapaah-Afriyie, PharmD provides clinical pharmacy services to patients in the primary care setting, focusing on disease state and medication therapy management. She is a certified diabetes and cardiovascular outpatient educator with the state of Rhode Island.

Dapaah-Afriyie has contributed to the establishment of collaborative practices in adult primary care, dermatology, gastroenterology, hepatology, rheumatology and transplant services at Rhode Island Hospital.

Rachel Fortin, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist Specialist – Infectious Diseases

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island (2007)
Residency: PGY1 Hartford Hospital (2008)
Professional Memberships: American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP), Rhode Island Society of Health System Pharmacists (RISHP)
Practice/Research Interests: Infectious diseases, antimicrobial stewardship and adverse drug reactions
Rotation Offered: Infectious diseases

Rachel Fortin, PharmD precepts pharmacy students on their internal medicine and infectious diseases rotations at Rhode Island Hospital. She is involved in the statewide Rhode Island Antimicrobial Stewardship Task Force. She also coordinates the board review study group for pharmacy staff seeking board certification.

Rebecca A. Greene, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, Critical Care

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences University (2011)
Residency: PGY1, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (2012)
Professional Memberships: Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO), American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP), Rhode Island Society of Health System Pharmacists (RISHP)
Practice/Research Interests: Sedation and analgesia, drug disposition in ECLS, rapid diagnostics, pharmacokinetic alterations in critical illness
Rotation Offered: Medical Intensive Care (core or elective)

Rebecca Greene, PharmD is a Clinical Pharmacist Specialist in critical care at Rhode Island Hospital, participating in multidisciplinary rounds in the Medical Intensive Care Unit, and serving as the liaison for the Pulmonary Hypertension Service and the Burn Service. Greene is a member of the ICU Collaborative, Trauma Committee, Burn Committee, and Smart Pump Optimization Team. 
Greene also holds multiple faculty positions at Johnson & Wales University, Rhode Island College, and Bryant University, in addition to precepting students from local colleges of pharmacy.

Christine Holahan
Specialty Pharmacist, Lifespan Pharmacy

Education: BS, Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island (1997) 
Rotation Offered: Specialty pharmacy 

Christine Holahan provides clinical support for all of Lifespan Pharmacy’s Specialty Pharmacy patients.  She monitors medication adherence and works closely with each patient's medical team to provide optimal care. In addition, she staffs one of University Dermatology's complex rheumatology/dermatology clinics where she participates in a multidisciplinary team and provides medication therapy management services through utilization of a collaborative practice agreement.  She is APhA-certified in immunizations and medication management therapy.  

Anne Hume, PharmD, BCPS
Professor of Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island Adjunct Professor of Family Medicine, Memorial Hospital / Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University

Education: BS, Pharmacy, University of Pittsburgh; Doctor of Pharmacy, Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University
Professional Memberships: American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), American Public Health Association (APhA)
Practice/Research Interests: Family medicine, patient-centered medical home, care transitions, high risk patients
Rotation Offered: Family medicine

Anne Hume, PharmD is a professor of pharmacy at the University of Rhode Island and an adjunct professor of family medicine at Brown University. She teaches in preventive cardiology, geriatrics and complementary medicine both in the core curriculum and in several elective courses. In 2010 and 2014, Hume was chosen as Teacher of the Year by the University of Rhode Island's College of Pharmacy. 

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Justin Huynh, PharmD, BCOP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Hematology/Oncology, Program Director, PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency

Education: BS, Pharmacy Studies, Northeastern University (2011); Doctor of Pharmacy, Northeastern University (2012)
Residencies: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, UMass Memorial Medical Center (2013); PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency, Rhode Island Hospital (2014)
Professional Memberships: Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA)
Practice/Research Interests: Hematology/oncology, infectious diseases in the immunocompromised patient, pain management and palliative care/supportive care
Rotations Offered: Inpatient hematology/oncology, ambulatory hematology/oncology

Justin Huynh, PharmD provides clinical pharmacy services for hematology/oncology and participates in multidisciplinary rounds at Rhode Island and The Miriam hospitals. He also serves on a committee to develop and review evidence-based, standardized chemotherapy order sets.

Huynh precepts PGY2 residents in both inpatient and ambulatory hematology/oncology experiences, as well as pharmacy students in hematology/oncology and internal medicine. He lectures at the Johnson and Wales University - Center for Physician Assistance Studies in their pharmacotherapeutics course.

Ashley Lefebvre, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, Ambulatory Care

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy, Kingston, RI (2012)
Professional Membership: Rhode Island Pharmacists Association (RIPA)
Practice/Research Interests: Management of diabetes, hypertension, and lipid disorders; treatment and management of rheumatoid arthritis; treatment and management of HIV/AIDS
Rotation Offered: Pharmacotherapy clinic

Ashley Lefebvre, PharmD provides clinical pharmacy services for the diabetes clinic at Rhode Island Hospital. She participates in a multidisciplinary team and provides medication therapy management services in diabetes care through utilization of a collaborative practice agreement. She is a certified diabetes outpatient educator (CDOE) in the state of Rhode Island

Justin (JC) Liauw, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, Hematology/Oncology

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island (2012)
Residencies: PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Maine Medical Center (2013); PGY-2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency, Maine Medical Center (2014)
Professional Memberships: Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA), Rhode Island Society of Health System Pharmacists (RISHP), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
Practice/Research Interests: Malignant hematology, gynecology oncology, hematology/oncology, supportive care
Rotations Offered: Inpatient hematology/oncology, outpatient hematology/oncology

Justin Liauw, PharmD precepts PGY2 residents and pharmacy students in adult hematology/oncology experiences. He lectures at the University of Rhode Island and Johnson and Wales University Center on pharmacotherapeutics and is involved in educating medical interns who are rotating on the hematology/oncology service.

Liauw participates in multidisciplinary rounds at both Rhode Island and The Miriam hospitals while providing pharmacy services to hematology/oncology patients. He is also working on updating the credentialing process for pharmacists working in the Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Leana Mahmoud, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist Specialist – Neurosciences

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Jordan University of Science and Technology (2006)
Professional Memberships: Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), Neurocritical Care Society (NCS)
Practice/Research Interests: Analgesia and sedation in the intensive care unit, anticoagulation reversal, heparin monitoring by anti-Xa and probiotic effects on hospital-acquired infections
Rotation Offered: Neurocritical care

Leana Mahmoud, PharmD provides clinical pharmacy services for neurosciences and participates in multidisciplinary neurocritical care rounds at Rhode Island Hospital. She is a member of the stroke committee and the smart pump optimization team.

Mahmoud precepts students from the University of Rhode Island, Northeastern University and Massachusetts College of Pharmacy – Worcester in internal medicine and neurocritical care. She also serves as a guest lecturer for the Rhode Island College advanced practice nursing program and the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy.

Richelle Manalang, PharmD
Staff Pharmacist, Specialty Pharmacy

Education: BS, Allied Health Sciences; BS, Pharmacy Studies, and Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Connecticut (2009, 2011, 2013)
Residency: PGY1 Pharmacy Operations, Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (2014)
Professional Membership: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), Phi Lambda Sigma
Practice/Research Interests: Specialty Pharmacy, Hepatology, Ambulatory Care, Operations
Rotation Offered: Orientation, Specialty Pharmacy

Richelle Manalang, PharmD provides medication therapy management services to patients filling their medications at the Lifespan Specialty Pharmacy and for those seen at the hepatology clinic.  She precepts both APPE students and PGY2 ambulatory care residents.  In addition, Dr. Manalang continues to contribute to her alma mater by participating in its pharmacy young alumni committee.

Laura McAuliffe, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, Ambulatory Care/Transitions of Care

Education: BS, Stonehill College (2011); Doctor of Pharmacy, MCPHS University, Worcester, MA (2014)
Residency: PGY1 Lahey Hospital & Medical Center (2015); PGY2 Ambulatory Care, Lifespan – Rhode Island Hospital (2016)
Professional Membership: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
Practice/Research Interests: Management of diabetes and cardiology, transitions of care, population health, academia
Rotation Offered: Pharmacotherapy clinic and transitions of care

Laura McAuliffe, PharmD, provides clinical pharmacy services to patients in the primary care setting. Along with a multidisciplinary team, she provides disease state and medication therapy management services through utilization of a collaborative practice agreement. She also collaborates with practitioners to provide extensive counseling to patients during transitions of care to reduce rehospitalizations. She is involved with educating pharmacy residents and students who rotate throughout the pharmacotherapy and transitions of care services, along with academia mentorship.  

Donald McKaig, RPh
Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, Medication Safety

Education: BS, Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island (1993)
Certifications: Certified Diabetes Outpatient Educator, State of Rhode Island
Professional Memberships: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), Rhode Island Society of Health System Pharmacists (RISHP), ISMP Review Board
Practice/Research Interests: Medication safety, diabetes management
Rotation Offered: Medication safety

Donald McKaig, RPh leads medication safety projects across Lifespan affiliates and coordinates the medication safety team at Rhode Island Hospital. He is also a member of multiple quality improvement committees including the Lifespan quality and safety council. He participates in evaluation of nationwide medication safety best practices and serves as a content reviewer for the Institute for Safe Medication Practices' bimonthly publication Medication Safety Alert.

Maria Andrea Monckeberg, RPh, BCOP
Clinical Pharmacist Specialist - Investigational Services

Education: Food Engineer, College of Pharmacy, University of Chile (1982); Master of Science in Food Science and Nutrition, University of Rhode Island, (1987); BS, College of Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island (1993)
Professional Membership: Rhode Island Society of Health System Pharmacists (RISHP), Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA), Alliance for Cancer Clinical trial (Pharmacy Committee, Cadre Member), Children Oncology Group, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Consortium
Practice/Research Interests: Activities related to investigational drug services, including oncology research studies
Rotation Offered: Investigational drug services

Maria Andrea Monckeberg, RPh serves on several Lifespan committees, including the protection for human subjects and IRB continuing review committee. She also collaborated on the implementation of an electronic chemotherapy order form.

Jessica Nagy, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, Emergency Medicine

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island (2015)
Residencies: PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Yale New Haven Hospital (2016); PGY-2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency, Yale New Haven Hospital (2017)
Professional Memberships: Rhode Island Society of Health System Pharmacists (RISHP), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM)
Practice/Research Interests: Emergency medicine, toxicology, analgesia and sedation in the emergency department setting, elderly falls prevention
Rotations Offered: Emergency medicine

Jessica Nagy, PharmD provides clinical pharmacy services for the adult emergency department at Rhode Island Hospital. She is a member of the trauma committee as well as the burn committee. She also serves as a guest lecturer for Bryant University and Johnson and Wales University.

Karen Nolan, RPh
Supervisor, Pharmacy Operations

Education: BS, Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island (1991)
Practice/Research Interest: Operations management, staff development and retention
Rotations Offered: Orientation, service commitment (staffing)

Karen Nolan, RPh is an integral member of the pharmacy operations management team and plays an important role in controlled substance compliance, emergency and surgical services, and quality assurance related to medication safe storage and control. She also provides oversight for the IPPE/APPE institutional pharmacy students.

Sean Nolan, RPh
Pharmacy Informatics

Education:  BS, Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island;  BA, Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Professional Memberships:  Rhode Island Society of Health System Pharmacists (RISHP)
Practice/Research Interests: Leveraging technology to optimize medication prescribing, preparation, dispensing, and administering
Rotation Offered: Pharmacy Informatics

Sean Nolan, RPh leads the medication related informatics projects across Lifespan affiliates, including building new and revising existing medication records, mixture records, order panels, and alternative warnings.  He is also active on the departmental medication safety team, and collaborates with physician and nursing leadership on system-wide initiatives to enhance safety, efficiency, and revenue.

Diane Parente, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island (2012)
Residencies: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, UF Health Jacksonville (2013); 2-year Post-Doctoral Clinical Outcomes Fellowship in Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship, Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center (2015)
Professional Memberships: Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP), Making a Difference in Infectious Diseases (MAD-ID), RI Antimicrobial Stewardship Taskforce
Practice/Research Interests: Antimicrobial stewardship with a focus in quality improvement, patient safety, and outcomes. 
Rotations Offered: Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Stewardship

Diane Parente, PharmD is the antimicrobial stewardship and inpatient infectious disease pharmacist at The Miriam Hospital.  She serves on the Lifespan Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Committee as co-chair and the Infection Control Committee.  She lectures at University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy, Johnson and Wales University, and Bryant University.

Sandra Taber, RPh, BCOP
Investigational Pharmacist

Education: BS, Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island (1990)
Professional Membership: Rhode Island Society of Health Systems Pharmacists (RISHP), Hematology Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA)
Practice/Research Interests: Investigational pharmacist in charge of coordinating and overseeing all investigational drug activities; this includes both oncology and non-oncology research studies
Rotation Offered: Investigational drug services

Sandra Taber, RPh is a member of the protection for human subjects (IRB) committee and serves on the protocol review committee which develops evidence-based, electronic pre-printed chemotherapy order forms. She precepts pharmacy students from University of Rhode Island and Northeastern University in investigational drug services and is involved in precepting PGY2 oncology residents.

Eridania Teixeira, PharmD
Hepatitis C Specialist, Primary Care

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy, Long Island University, NY (2008)
Professional Membership: American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)
Practice/Research Interests: Management of diabetes mellitus, hypertensiona and lipid disorders, treatment management of hepatitis C infection
Rotations Offered: Primary Care

Eridania Teixeira, PharmD provides specialized pharmacy services for the Hepatitis C treatment program and diabetes clinic at Rhode Island Hospital. She participates in a multidisciplinary team and provides medication therapy management services in the hepatology and diabetes clinic through utilization of a collaborative practice agreement for the management of hepatitis C infection and metabolic syndrome.

She is actively involved in the continuation of patient care to prevent medication errors, improve medication adherence and assist in proper management of adverse drug reactions and successful completion of medication therapy. She is also involved in educating pharmacy students and medical residents who attend to patients in both specialties.

Steve Willis, PharmD
Pediatric Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (2011)
Residency: PGY1 Inova Fairfax Hospital (2012), PGY2 Pediatrics Children’s National Medical Center (2013)
Professional Memberships: Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG), American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP)
Practice/Research Interests: Pediatric intensive care, pediatric hematology/oncology, pediatric medication safety
Rotation Offered: Pediatrics

Steve Willis, PharmD is an active member of Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group, serving on advocacy and research committees. He is also a member of the smart pump optimization team, Hasbro Children's Hospital safety committee and the pediatric PICU performance improvement committee.

Andrew Zullo, PharmD, PhD, ScM

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Rutgers University (2012); PhD, Brown University School of Public Health, 2017; Master of Science, Epidemiology, Brown University School of Public Health (2015)
Professional Memberships: International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE), Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER), AcademyHealth, American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP)
Practice/Research Interests: Pharmacoepidemiology, Pharmaceutical Importation, Geriatrics/Aging, Nursing Homes, Comparative Effectiveness Research, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Causal Inference, Conditional Economic Incentives.
Rotation Offered: Outcomes Research and Healthcare Analytics

Andrew Zullo, PharmD, RPh, is a pharmacoepidemiologist and health services researcher. His primary research interest is the study of prescription drug effects, especially drug safety and comparative effectiveness research. His secondary research interest is pharmaceutical policy, including prescription drug importation and economic interventions to improve prescription drug adherence. He has used complex survey data and health plan claims data that have been supplemented through data linkages. His methodological expertise covers topics related to studying medical interventions in the setting of non-randomized treatment groups and incomplete data. His clinical areas of interest are diabetes mellitus, HIV and aging. Zullo serves as a mentor to trainees through the Brown University Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research, Brown University Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning, and Rhode Island Hospital.