Assistant Professor

Department of Clinical and Administrative Sciences
College of Pharmacy
Larkin University

Contact Information

Office: Room 2505
Office Phone: (305) 760-7497

Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 2-3 pm and by appointment

Education and Training


University of Florida College of Pharmacy

Gainesville, FL


Clinical & Experimental Therapeutics

University of Georgia College of Pharmacy

Athens, GA

Teaching Interests

I believe in equipping students with the needed tools to develop leadership in medication therapy decision making. I am passionate about improving patient care and patient safety through education, multidisciplinary medication use management, as well as by empowering patients and the lay public. I believe pharmacists are in a privileged position to improve their communities in any setting they choose to practice, both within a pharmacy, as well as in any health-system-related and regulatory setting. I hope our pharmacy students will see their profession as a tool to serve and raise standards. In the classroom, I teach our students: Pharmacotherapy of adult patients; Cardio and cerebrovascular illnesses; Evidence-based medicine and clinical trial data review; Principles of research methods; Principles of pharmacoeconomics; Medication use systems; Health-System regulations and policy; Pharmacy Law and administration; Professional advocacy. Outside of the classroom, I am interested in teaching students: Pharmacotherapy: Internal Medicine (Acute General Adult Medicine); Cardiology and Neurology; Medication Safety and Policy; Pharmacy Regulatory Affairs: Institutional, Organizational, State and National; Health-System Public Policy; Public Health and Service: Community Outreach.

Scholarly Interests

My past scholarly work includes basic research studying the involvement of matrix metalloproteinases 2 and 9 in acute stroke patients and helping design and develop adverse drug effect studies of tissue plasminogen activator, both pre-clinical (cell-lines and animal), and clinical (human) observational, and interventional studies (clinical trial phase I and phase II). I am currently interested in learning more about the outcomes of cardio and cerebrovascular medications in special populations, including genetic-diverse Hispanics and other racial groups, as there are health disparities across patient populations that are affected by ethnic background, health culture sensitivity and socioeconomic factors. I am also interested in learning more about the shaping of medication-related and general healthcare policy and the role of pharmacists in improving access and care to their patients.