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In this eReport, you will find a perspective from an experienced practitioner in the quality arena of a large healthcare system, a perspective from a new practitioner in managed care, and a perspective from a doctoral candidate in the industry sector.
This eReport is the latest in a series of “Career Paths” eReports designed to provide a real-life, concise introduction into a few specialized roles within both industry and quality improvement careers as a pharmacist. You will find a perspective from an experienced practitioner in the quality arena of a large healthcare system, a perspective from a new practitioner in managed care, and a perspective from a doctoral candidate in the industry sector.
Jaclyn Boyle, PharmD, MS, BCPS, RPh
Jaclyn Boyle is an Assistant Professor for Community Pharmacy Innovation in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). She graduated from NEOMED and completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency and PGY2 internal medicine/academia residency at University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center in Chardon, OH. Prior to receiving her PharmD, Boyle received a Master of Science in Pharmacology and Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences from The Ohio State University. She is currently enrolled in a Master of Business Administration program at The University of Findlay. Her responsibilities at NEOMED include on-campus teaching, coordination of several skills-based courses and residency preparation activities, and other academic service commitments.
Dr. Boyle currently serves ASHP on the Small and Rural Hospitals Section Advisory Group, acts as the ASHP-SSHP Mentor for NEOMED’s SSHP chapter, and has developed and edited a new series of eReports on Career Paths in Pharmacy. Dr. Boyle also is the Division Director for Professional Affairs for the Ohio Society of Health-System Pharmacists, is acting Chair of the Residency Expansion Committee, and is assuming a Co-Chair position for the Ohio PPMI Task Force in 2015. She also is actively involved in leadership roles within the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and Lambda Kappa Sigma. Her practice site encompasses delivering services to the NEOMED health plan and developing new and innovative ambulatory services in an outpatient primary care clinic.
Sara J. Beis, RPh, MS, FASHP
Sara J. Beis is Senior Healthcare Consultant in Akron, OH. Previously, she served as Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH. Beis earned her BS in Pharmacy from the University of Michigan and her MS in Health Care Administration from Central Michigan University. Her clinical specialty is in the area of physical medicine and rehabilitation, including work in the treatment of chronic pain.
Joshua D. Brown, PharmD, MS
Joshua D. Brown is Assistant Professor, Center for Drug Evaluation & Safety, Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy, College of Pharmacy, University of Florida, Gainesville. He was previously Humana-Pfizer Research Fellow, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, Lexington, KY. He earned his PharmD and MS degrees from the University of Arkansas for Medical Science.
Dr. Brown has published over 80 research articles and holds several editorial positions with high impact specialty journals in pharmacy and cardiovascular diseases and is actively involved in AMCP, ISPE, and ISPOR scientific societies. He was awarded the AMCP Foundation’s “New Practitioner” for his early career contributions to managed care pharmacy.
Ivy Muteithia, PharmD
Ivy Muteithia is Co-Owner and Chief Operating Officer of Synerji, a health and wellness company, and Clinical Pharmacist for Optum in Baltimore, MD. She earned her PharmD from Northeast Ohio Medical University and her BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences from The Ohio State University. She completed her PGY1 residency in managed care pharmacy with an emphasis in ambulatory care from the University of Maryland.