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Department of Pharmacy and Health Systems Sciences

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Michael Gonyeau
Interim Chair

Welcome to the Department!

The Department of Pharmacy and Health System Sciences is an academic unit within the School of Pharmacy, Bouvé College of Health Sciences.

The faculty members who make up the department are a diverse group of professionals, including clinical pharmacists who practice in hospitals, ambulatory care clinics and community pharmacies, clinical scientists who conduct research in both laboratory and patient care settings, and social and administrative scientists who research a variety of aspects of medication use and health care delivery.

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Members of the department teach in the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program and in other programs in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences and across the university. Many faculty participate in team-taught courses offered by the department, allowing them to share their unique expertise and experience with students both inside and outside the classroom. Most faculty members precept Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs), allowing students to receive applied instruction in a variety of pharmacy practice and research settings.

All members of our department are active scholars. Faculty have received research funding from sources such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH), and from a variety of foundations, professional associations, and private industry. Members of the department have also received funds to create and administer programs for the Nonprescription Medicine Academy, Boston Public Health Department, and the Collaborative for Community Engagement and Research. Our faculty are involved in the scholarship of teaching, developing innovative teaching methods in their classrooms and practice sites, and evaluating the learning outcomes that result. The products of these scholarly pursuits are regularly published in leading journals in the pharmacy, medical and educational literature. Faculty members also contribute to numerous textbooks and learning resources utilized by pharmacy educators throughout the world.

Our faculty provide service to the university community, to the profession of pharmacy, and most importantly, to patients. Faculty members practice in hospitals, clinics, and community pharmacies. We have affiliated with many Community Health Centers in Boston and surrounding communities, providing medication therapy management and other health services to underserved patients. Many members of the department are also active in professional associations in roles ranging from committee service to elected leadership positions.

We’re excited that you are interested in the department, school and college. Please explore this site to learn more about our faculty and the work that they do.

Michael Gonyeau
Clinical Professor and Interim Chair

Join Our Team!

The Department of Pharmacy and Health Systems is seeking qualified applicants for the following faculty positions:

Tenure/Tenure Track

  • Department Chair:  Please view the posting on the Northeastern employment website.  For more information, please contact Dr. J. Andrew Orr-Skirvin at j.skirvin@northeastern.edu.
  • Assistant/Associate Professor, Pharmacy and Health Systems Sciences:  Please view the posting on the Northeastern employment website.  For more information, please contact Dr. Becky Briesacher at b.briesacher@northeastern.edu.

Non-tenure track

  • Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Substance Abuse Disorders:  Please view the posting on the Northeastern employment website.  For more information, please contact Dr. Carla Bouwmeester at c.bouwmeester@northeastern.edu.
  • Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor, Geriatrics:  Please view the posting on the Northeastern employment website.  For more information, please contact Dr. Carla Bouwmeester at c.bouwmeester@northeastern.edu.
Department News

Professor Todd Brown comments for Fox25 News regarding lost or stolen pills from Massachusetts pharmacies

Professor Benita Bamgbade Discusses "Removing Stigma from the Patient-Pharmacist Relationship"

Professor Benita Bamgbade Discusses "Removing Stigma from the Patient-Pharmacist Relationship"

NAPLEX scores reflect
Whether it's placement in a post-graduate fellowship or residency, securing employment with a community pharmacy, or pursuing an advanced degree, Northeastern University Doctor of Pharmacy students are well-prepared and poised to succeed. Our most recent NAPLEX pass rate, representing exam takers from May through August of 2017 (reflecting a majority of the graduates from the PharmD Class ... more

Associate Professor Deb Reid Elected on the AADE Board of Directors

Phi Delta Chi Represents the School of Pharmacy at the National Grand Council in Washington DC
Once again, our own Phi Delta Chi (PDC) chapter has achieved some remarkable milestones at the Phi Delta Chi National Grand Council meeting in Washington DC.  Along with eight of our PDC students who attended, Professor Mark Douglass joined the meeting as the School of Pharmacy's PDC Faculty Advisor. Our chapter has yet again represented the Northeastern ... more

Professor Todd Brown from the School of Pharmacy Discusses Therapeutic Substitution on FOX 25

Northeastern Alumna, Dr. Afton Wagner, Honored with 2017 Prescott Pharmacy Leadership Award
Northeastern Alumna, Dr. Afton M. Wagner, Manager of Federal Affairs for the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), was honored with the 2017 Prescott Pharmacy Leadership Award during the Annual Meeting of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) in San Francisco, becoming the first-ever Northeastern alumnus/a to accept this honor. The Prescott Award was established ... more
Dr. Brandon Dionne Featured in Local News Report on Lyme Disease

Dr. Brandon Dionne Featured in Local News Report on Lyme Disease

Carla Bouwmeester Completes the Emerging Leaders in Aging Program
Carla Bouwmeester, MS, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, FASCP, Associate Clinical Professor (pictured second from right), recently completed the Emerging Leaders in Aging program, a national inter-professional program focused on augmenting and leveraging existing leadership skills relevant to clinical care, research and education.  The program is jointly sponsored by the University of California San Francisco, the American Geriatric Society, and ... more
Professor Steve Pizer, School of Pharmacy, appeared on WGBH (channel 2) "greater BOSTON" as part of a discussion on Epi pens and the Rising Costs of Drugs.
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