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Pharmacology

Pharmacists are medication experts. They specialize in the distribution of prescription drugs and provide critical advice on dosing, drug interactions, and potential side effects. Pharmacist provide counseling about safe and appropriate use of medications to ensure patients get the best results from the medications they are taking. Healthline’s Medical Network is composed of a diverse group of Pharmacists that bring experience from a variety of specialty areas. The collective experience from our Network can be seen in the medical review of our articles, advisory insights provided on research initiatives, and via the proactive surveillance of the evidence landscape, which ensures that our medical content is at the forefront of healthcare.

  • Femi Aremu, Pharm.D.

    Dr. Femi Aremu is a clinical pharmacist with experience in medication therapy management, custom compounded medications, medicinal cannabis, and is interested in health technology. Additionally, Dr. Aremu is a cannabis advocate with experience in cannabis extraction.

  • Melissa Badowski, PharmD, MPH, FCCP

    Dr. Melissa E. Badowski is a pharmacotherapy and infectious diseases specialist. Dr. Badowski assists in the medication management of people living with HIV and other infectious diseases in Chicago, Illinois.

  • Rebecca Barnhart, PharmD, BCPP

    Dr. Rebecca Barnhart is a pharmacist specializing in psychiatry and neurology and currently practices as an outpatient clinical pharmacist in Colorado.

  • Alex Brewer, Pharm.D., MBA

    Dr. Alex Brewer is a certified pharmacist specializing in chronic disease and health and wellness. Dr. Brewer is also a consultant for Rx Studio, a pharmacokinetic modeling platform.

  • Alan Carter, PharmD

    Dr. Alan Carter is a clinical pharmacist with interests in medical research, pharmacy practice, and medication formulary management. He is an independent contracted medical director for pharmaceutical development, clinical pharmacy specialist, and adjunct clinical assistant professor of pharmacy.

  • Dana Kim, PharmD

    Dr. Dana Kim is a clinical pharmacist. She has practiced as a home infusion pharmacist and has been writing clinical communications for patients and professionals for more than a decade.

  • Victor Nguyen, PharmD, MBA

    Dr. Victor Nguyen is a licensed pharmacist who works as a pharmaceutical consultant. He works for Curta Consulting, where his projects involve various therapeutic areas including chronic and rare diseases. His expertise is in developing communication tools and economic modeling.

  • Jennie Olopaade, PharmD, RPH

    Dr. Jennie Olopaade is a clinical pharmacist with an interest in critical care. She has practiced as a hospital pharmacist for more than 10 years.

  • Neal Patel, Pharm.D.

    Dr. Neal Patel is a licensed pharmacist whose expertise is in developing engaging medical communication for a range of audiences, including patients and healthcare professionals. He has experience in community pharmacy and managed care, as well as research and development of therapeutics in ophthalmology, diabetes, and oncology.

  • Alyssa Peckham, PharmD, BCPP

    Dr. Alyssa Peckham is a board certified psychiatric clinical pharmacist specializing in various psychiatric and substance use disorders. Prior to her current role in the pharmaceutical industry, she practiced in the Bridge Clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, which is a low-threshold, harm-reduction clinic for people with substance use disorders.

  • Alexandra Perez, PharmD, MBA, BCGP

    Dr. Alexandra Perez is a geriatric pharmacist specializing in chronic disease state management. She has experience collaborating with healthcare providers in primary care clinics, optimizing medication regimens. She also has experience in clinical informatics partnering with pharmaceutical companies to help them leverage real world clinical data to perform research studies.

  • Vrinda Rio, PharmD

    Dr. Vrinda Rio is a licensed clinical pharmacist in Rhode Island. While most of her career has been in managed care and pharmacy benefit management, she’s also a consultant in different areas of healthcare.

  • Alisha D. Vassar-Sellers, PharmD

    Dr. Alisha D. Vassar-Sellers is a managed care pharmacist. She is the pharmacy director for Aetna Better Health of Maryland Medicaid, where she manages the pharmacy benefit and implements clinical and corporate initiatives, targeting various disease states, to improve member outcomes.

  • Amber Watson, PharmD

    Dr. Amber R. Watson is a pharmacist with specialized training in drug information, medical communication, and clinical data analysis. She is currently the assistant medical director for Nashville Biosciences, a wholly owned subsidiary of Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

  • Patricia Weiser, PharmD

    Dr. Patricia Weiser is a licensed pharmacist specializing in functional medicine and preventive healthcare. She is a freelance medical writer and reviewer, drawing on more than 14 years of clinical experience in community and hospital pharmacy.

  • Dena Westphalen, PharmD

    Dr. Dena Westphalen is a pharmacist who now works as a medical director supporting clinical trial research in oncology and neurology.