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Amy Christopher, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Faculty

Full-Time Faculty

School of Education and Health Sciences: Department of Physician Assistant Education

Contact

Email: Amy Christopher, PharmD, BCPS
Phone: 937-229-4833
Raymond L. Fitz Hall, Room 510C

Degrees

  • PharmD, University of Kentucky

Certifications

  • Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (2016)
  • Southwestern Indiana University Anticoagulation Certificate (2007)
  • Good Clinical Practice Course Certificate St. Elizabeth Healthcare (2016)
  • APhA Pharmacy-Based Cardiovascular Disease Risk Management Certificate (2015)
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Program Certificate University of Kentucky (2013)
  • APhA Pharmaceutical Care for Patients with Diabetes Certificate (2002)
  • NABP Certified in Disease State Management Asthma Counseling (1999)
  • Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certificate Program (1999)

Courses Taught

  • PAS 510 Essentials in Hematology
  • PAS 533 Applied Patient Assessment I
  • PAS 540 Essentials of Cardiology (Module Coordinator for part II) and Pharmcology in parts I and III
  • PAS 568 Applied Patient Assessment III
  • PAS 600 Research Design
  • PAS 650 Capstone Project
  • Longitudinal Pharmacology in all didactic portion of the PA curriculum
  • Diabetes, Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia and Antibiotics Review for PA clinical students
  • Pediatric Mental and Behavioral Health
  • LGBTQ+ in Healthcare
  • TeamSTEPPS part I from Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Clinical Positions

  • 2019-present: St. Vincent De Paul Charitable Pharmacy
  • 2006-17: Anticoagulation Pharmacist, St. Elizabeth Healthcare
  • 2005-06: Home Infusion Pharmacist, Priority Healthcare
  • 2004-06: Oncology Specialist and Home Infusion Pharmacist
  • 1999-2007: Meijer Pharmacist

Service Activities

  • 2020-present: University of Dayton Physician Assistant Program Admissions Committee
  • 2019-present: Dayton Healthcare Interprofessional Collaborative Case Contributor and Facilitator
  • 2018-present: Pharmacotherapy clinics with St. Mary's Development
  • University of Dayton Physician Assistant Program Didactic Committee Chair (2018) and Member (2017-present)
  • 2016-present: MEDVOUC Medical volunteer for homeless shelter medical clinic
  • 2019-20: University of Dayton School of Education and Health Sciences Non-tenure Track Promotion Committee Secretary
  • University of Dayton Library Committee Member and Ruhlman Award subcommittee reviewer
  • Health Commissioner and Board member of Ebenezer Healthcare Access
  • Publication peer-reviewer for Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis journal   

Awards & Honors

  • University of Dayton School of Education & Health Sciences Teaching Award Recipient, 2019-2020
  • University of Dayton School of Education & Health Sciences Dean's Excellence Fund Recipient, 2020
  • University of Dayton Experiential Learning Innovation Fund, 2019
  • ICARE award for commitment and service to St. Elizabeth Healthcare PGY1, residency 2014

Research Interests

Dr. Christopher's research interests include interprofessional education, active learning for healthcare professional programs, healthcare profession experiential learning clinics for the underserved and health literacy of immigrants in the Dayton, Ohio, area.

Selected Publications

Christopher A., Jenjebir A. (in press) Physician Assistant Teaching Effectiveness Through Incorporation of Active Learning and Interdisciplinary Pharmacy Students. Journal of Physician Assistant Education.

Christopher A., Peters D., Laswell E., et. (2019) Anemia Interprofessional Team Role-play Case for Students in Outpatient Primary Care. Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice. 16 100266. doi: 10.1016/j.xjep.2019.100266

Christopher A and Sweet M. (2017) Assessing Anticoagulation Safety and Efficacy in Antiphospholipid Syndrome Patients Monitored by Factor II Activity Assay. Asian J Pharm Clin Res. 2017 Mar; 10(3).

Christopher A. (2017) Fondaparinux Outpatient Use for Patients with a Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia History: A Case Report and Review. Pharmacy. 2017; 5(1):1.

Christopher A. (2016) Subtherapeutic INR in a Patient on Warfarin Therapy After Discontinuation of Lomustine. British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research. 16(12): 1-5, 2016, Article no.BJMMR.27232. DOI: 10.9734/BJMMR/2016/27232

Christopher A. (2011) Critically Elevated INR in a Patient on Warfarin After Increase in Extended-Release Niacin Dose. Annals of Pharmacotherapy 2011; 45(11):e58.