Meredith Howard, PharmD, BCPS

 

Associate Professor and Interim Chair of Pharmacotherapy, Director for Hospital PracticeMeredith Howard Assistant Professor Of Pharmacotherapy College Of Pharmacy

 

Education & Experience:

I completed my PharmD Degree at the University of Rhode Island. Upon graduation, I completed a 24-month Pharmacotherapy residency with Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences/Indiana University Health. During my time in residency, I gained experience in acute and ambulatory care, didactic and experiential education, and clinical and educational research.

Teaching Areas & Interests:

I have experience teaching amongst many different levels of learners and professions. I have been responsible for didactic coursework, small group facilitation, and experiential precepting. I serve as the Director for Hospital Practice at HSC College of Pharmacy. In this role I oversee the acute care portions of our experiential curriculum, interface with hospital and health-system practice sites, and coordinate and deliver preceptor development. I am also responsible for course coordination of the Respiratory & Gastrointestinal Integrated Pharmacotherapy (IPT) course, IPT Recitation, and the Personal and Professional Development and Wellness elective, and teaching in various other sessions throughout the curriculum.

Professional Activities & Awards:

Professional involvement has been important throughout my pharmacy career. I am a member of American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society, and Lambda Kappa Sigma Professional Pharmacy Fraternity. Additionally, am an active member of the ACCP Education and Training Practice Research Network. I am a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and have earned a teaching certificate through the Indiana Pharmacy Resident Teaching Certificate Program. Service to the profession is an integral part pharmacy and I am enthusiastic about fostering student professional involvement in organizations at HSC College of Pharmacy.

Scholarly Interests:

My research has been focused in both clinical research and in the scholarship of teaching and learning. I have explored the use of alternative pain management strategies with the investigation of continuous infusion ketorolac in post-operative CABG patients. I have also implemented and evaluated a program to develop mentoring skills in pharmacy residents. My clinical interest is in inpatient internal medicine, specifically in the areas of cardiovascular diseases, cardiovascular and orthopedic surgery, and pain management. Regarding scholarship of teaching and learning, I am pursing research surrounding non-traditional techniques to develop soft skills, empathy, and learning in pharmacy students.

Selected Publications:

Gibson CM, Howard ML. The evolving role of direct oral anticoagulants in cardiovascular disease: A review of recent literature. Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists Journal. 2019; 18:12-16.

Gaviola ML, Atanda A, Howard ML, Yuet WC. A systematic approach to team creation and peer evaluation in a large classroom setting. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2019 Dec;11(12):1231-1238.

Gaviola ML, Scribe EC, Leverett HN, Howard ML. Statin effects on incidence, treatment success, and mortality of Clostridium difficile infections. J Pharm Pract. 2019 Jun. ePub ahead of print.

Steuber TD, Howard ML, Nisly SA. Direct oral anticoagulants in chronic liver disease. Ann Pharmacother. 2019 Apr. Epub ahead of print.

Howard ML, Hossaini R, Tolar C, Gaviola ML. Efficacy and safety of appetite stimulating medications in the inpatient setting. Ann Pharmacother. 2019 Mar;53(3):261-67.

Howard ML, Steuber TD, Nisly SA. Glycemic management in the bariatric surgery population: a review of the literature. Pharmacotherapy. 2018 Jun;38(6):663-73.

Howard ML, Gaviola ML. Progressive disclosure cases: The design and evaluation of use in multiple therapeutics courses. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2018 Jun; 10(6):723-9