Kerry LaPlante, PharmD, FCCP, FIDSA, is a tenured professor of pharmacy at the University of Rhode Island and an adjunct professor of medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She is an infectious diseases pharmacotherapy specialist, and director of the Rhode Island Infectious Diseases Fellowship and Research programs at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Providence. She earned her bachelor of science in biology at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY, and her doctor of pharmacy and post-doctoral fellowship in infectious diseases pharmacotherapy at the Anti-infective Research Laboratory at Wayne State University in Detroit.
Dr. LaPlante has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters throughout her career, and has been awarded research grants from the National Institutes of Health, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Industry Investigator Initiated Research. Dr. LaPlante is an elected Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, the President of the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP), and appointed Chairperson of the Rhode Island Department of Health Antimicrobial Stewardship and Environmental Cleaning Task Force. She is also the recipient of the Rhode Island Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 2016 Pharmacist of the Year, and the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacist Researcher of the year in 2010.