Pharmaceutical Industry Dietary Supplements Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Pharmaceutical Industry, Doctor of Pharmacy, Pharmacy, Doctor Of Pharmacy, Integrative Health, Integrative Medicine, Holistic, Pharmaceuticals, Pharmacology, Alternative Medicine, Complementary Medicine, Herbs, Vitamins, Dietary Supplements, Pharmaceutical Industry, Pharmacology, Product Development, Rx OTC Switch, Spontaneous Adverse Event Reporting, Toxicology, Medical Malpractice, Patent Validation Infringement, Clinical Pharmacy, Drug Information, Prescription Medications, OTC Medications, Medical Information, Executive Coaching, Pharmacy Practice, Pharmacy Management, Pharmacoeconomics, Disease State Outcomes, Anticoagulation, Cardiovascular Medicine, Acupuncture, Non Formulary, Formulary, Infectious Disease, Consultant Pharmacist, Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical, Hospital Pharmacy, Administrative Director Integrative Health & Medicine, Drug Regime, Adverse Drug Reactions, Drug Supplement Interaction, Drug Interactions, Medication Error, Administrative, Medication Safety Officer

Qualifications

Master of Business Administration (2001) Executive MBA Program
Xavier University

Doctor of Pharmacy (1990) University of Cincinnati

Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (1976) Summa Cum Laude
Ohio Northern University

Work History

2/15/21 – present
Affiliate Faculty
Oregon State University
College of Pharmacy

4/1/20 – present
Adjunct Professor Pharmacy Practice
Uninversity of Cincinnati
College of Pharmacy

1/5/05 – present
Founder & CEO
Loveland, OH

7/11/13 – 12/31/18
System-Level Pharmacy Quality Assurance & Safety Manager
TriHealth Corporation
Cincinnati, OH

9/27/01 – 7/11/13
Clinical Effectiveness and Safety Officer
Bethesda North Hospital Pharmacy
TriHealth Corporation
Cincinnati OH

9/05/00 – 6/01
Administrative Director, TriHealth Integrative Health and Medicine Center
TriHealth Fitness Pavilion Suite 330
TriHealth Corporation Cincinnati OH

12/02/96 – 9/27/01
Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator
Bethesda North Hospital
TriHealth Corporation Cincinnati, OH

8/2/93 – 11/14/96
Drug Information Specialist/Scientist
The Procter & Gamble Company
Regulatory and Clinical Development
Oral Care & Rx-to-OTC Medicines (Medical Affairs)
Cincinnati, OH

FACULTY/TEACHING APPOINTMENTS

2021 – present
Affiliate Faculty – Integrative Health APPE Rotation Preceptor
Oregon State University
Portalnd Oregon

2020 – present
Adjunct Professor of Pharmacy Practice
College of Pharmacy
University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio

1998 – 2009
Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmacy
College of Pharmacy
Butler University Indianapolis, Indiana

1997 – 2010
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Division of Pharmacy Practice
College of Pharmacy University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Fitness Nutrition Coach (N.E.S.T.A.) 2020 – present
Tai Chi Easy Practice Leader (TCEPL) (Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi) 2019 – present
Certified Dementia Practitioner (National Council Certified Dementia Practitioners) 2018 – present Kappa Psi
Cincinnati Chapter 2019 – present
Certified Health Coach (National Society of Health Coaches) 2017 – present
Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine 2015 – present
Xavier Women’s MBA Association 2009 – present
American College of Medical Quality 2003 – 2018
American College of Health Care Executives 1999 – 2017
American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists 1983 – 2019

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

2007 – 2009 Member Professional Advisory Board, GSH Healthy Women Healthy Lives Program 2007- 2014 Editorial Board, The Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Complementary and Alternative Medicine Panel
2006 – 2017 Editorial Board, Holistic Primary Care
2005 – present Editorial Board, Pharmacy Practice News, Complementary and Alternative Medicine Panel 2004 – 2008 Member Greater Cincinnati Health Council Patient Safety Committee
2003 – 2009 Member Professional Advisory Board, TriState Multiple Sclerosis Society
2002 – 2005 Catholic Health Initiatives National Anticoagulant Solution Team – Team Leader 2002 – present Member Professional Advisory Board, The Cancer Care Community, Cincinnati

COMMITTEE INVOLVEMENT

2019 – 2021 Member Finance Committee Veterans Apothecary Association of Cincinnati 2008 – 2018 Chair TriHealth Anticoagulation Committee
2013 – 2018 Chair TriHealth Medication Safety Committee 2000 – 2007 Member TriHealth Research Forum
1997 – 2007 Member TriHealth Investigational Review Board (IRB)
1996 – 2018 Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, TriHealth Corporation

RESEARCH

2005 Principal Investigator, Validation of a Pilot Study Correlating Change in INR and Decreasing The Coumadin Dosing Following Total Joint Arthorplasty or Hip Fracture Repair

2001 Principal Investigator, Prevalence of Dietary Supplement Use in a Suburban Hospital and a Family Practice Center

1999 – 2000 Co-Investigator, Ziracin in Treatment of Serious Infections Due to Glycopeptide-Resistant or Intermediate-Susceptible Gram-Positive Pathogens of Subjects Intolerant to or Failing Standard Therapy, Schering Plough Research Institute

1999 – 2000 Co-investigator, Phase II/III Study of Ziracin in the Treatment of Serious Infections Due to Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci, Schering Plough Research Institute

1998 – 1999 Principal Investigator, Open Study of Synercid For Emergency Use (Infections Due to Resistant Bacteria, Treatment Failure or in Treatment-Intolerant Patients), Rhone Poulenc Rorer

1990 Cost Effectiveness of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring In A Community Hospital Intensive Care Unit. Grant funded by The Upjohn Company.

1990 Guided Design: A Clinical Paradigm for Interventional Communication Strategies. Initial funding through Ohio Northern University Undergraduate Faculty Development Summer Grant ($1500), Roche Labs ($500), and Upjohn ($1000).

1996 – 2007 IRB Review and Medication Logistics Management for ASSENT II, PRIMO CABG, CABG MEND, MACS, SELECT, CLEAR, IMS II, IMS III, various SWOG cancer trials.

EXPERIENCE RELEVANT TO MANAGEMENT/CLINICAL

Attended Scripps Annual Dietary Supplement Conference, San Diego, CA, January, 2015

Trained at Catholic Health Initiatives Innovations for Clinical Excellence Leadership Conference, Colorado
Springs, CO, October 12-17, 2003

ACHE Teleconference on Capital Allocation: A Critical Success Factor for Competitive Performance
Cincinnati, OH, October 8, 2003

EXPERIENCE RELEVANT TO TEACHING

Oregon State University College of Pharamcy, Affiliate Faculty 2021 – present
University of Cincinnati, Adjunct Professor Pharmacy Practice, Integrative Health & Medicine 2020 – present
University of Cincinnati (UC) Preceptor, UC PharmD Candidates (multiple) 2003 – 2018
E.W. Scripps Center for Integrative Health, Evidence-Based Dietary Supplement Conference, La Jolla, California January, 2006
Reviewer: Complementary Therapies and Medicine 2004 – 2005
Premier Rational Choice Rx Program Subject Matter Expert Reviewer – Carbapenems/Thienamycins 2002
Certified, Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery. A National Certificate Program for Pharmacists, APhA, CDC Approved 2000
Certified, Physical Assessment and History Taking Program, Council of Ohio Colleges of Pharmacy 2000

LOCAL/STATE/NATIONAL PRESENTATIONS

2019 – 2021 Multiple presentations and topics related to integrative health and wellness
5/18 Impact of Marijuana on Patient Outcomes: From Recreation to Reconciliation,Christian Pharmacist Fellowship International, Flat Rock, NC
4/18 Is That Cannabis Dragon Really Magical? Indian River College, Fielden Lifelong Learning Program, Vero Beach, FL
8/17 Herbs/Dietary Supplements, Wright State University School of Medicine Second Year Medical Students Dayton, OH
6/17 Medical Marijuana: Is That Cannabis Dragon Really Magical, Christian Pharmacy Fellowship International, Colorado Springs, CO
7/16 Herbs/Dietary Suplements, Wright State University School of Medicine Second Year Medical Students Dayton, OH
3/16 Debunking Myths about Dietary Supplements, University of Cincinnati Osher Lifelong Learning Program, University of Dayton Osher Lifelong Learning Program, University of Illinois Osher Lifelong Learning Program, Champaign IL
6/14 Using Comparative Databases To Analyze Clinical Practice Patterns and Drug Spend, Premier Breakthroughs, San Antonio TX
5/09 Nutrition and Dietary Supplements For Memory Health, Academy of Medicine and Union Institute Conference on Aging, Duke Energy Center, Cincinnati, OH
9/06 Medication Use Safety. Weight-of-the-evidence approach to systems change. Innovations in Nursing Practice Conference. University of Cincinnati College of Nursing

EXPERT WITNESS EXPERIENCE

2003 Medical malpractice case involving prescription medication management – expert witness for the defense. Case settled out of court in favor of the defense.

2005 Patent infringement case involving a combination ingredient dietary supplement product – expert witness for the defense. Case settled out of court in favor of the defense.

2012 Medical malpractice case involving prescription medication management – expert witness for the defense. Case was thrown out due to disqualification of the
plaintiff’s attorney.

VOLUNTEER WORK

2021 Vice President Veteran Apothecaries Pharmacists Cincinnati
2020 – present Montgomery Chamber of Commerce Events Planning Committee
2019 – 2021 SNAP Program/Loveland Farmers Market Loveland OH
2019 – present Blue Ash Business Committee Blue Ash OH
2019- present Member Finance Committee, Veteran’s Apothecary Association of Cincinnati

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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