Dr. Berenbrok serves as the Director of the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy's long-standing SilverScripts program, a project to help seniors better manage their medications, which reaches upwards of 400 Pittsburgh seniors every year. He also serves as the Chair of the University Senate Benefits and Welfare Committee and as the Director of the University of Pittsburgh's Comprehensive Medication Management Benefit for faculty and staff. With faculty members from the School of Pharmacy and School of Medicine, Dr. Berenbrok leads the implementation of clinical pharmacogenomics services in outpatient settings.
At the School of Pharmacy, Dr. Berenbrok mentors students with interests in changing community pharmacy practice through enhanced community pharmacy services and innovative research. He coordinates first and second year courses focused on patient-provider communication, clinical skills, and motivational interviewing using standardized patients. He also coordinates experiential learning and skills-based courses focused in community and ambulatory care practice. He currently leads the implementation of an educational electronic health record and entrustable professional activities within the PharmD curriculum.
Dr. Berenbrok received his PharmD in 2013 from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. Afterwards, he completed a one-year community pharmacy practice residency with Kerr Drug and Walgreens at the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy which focused on enhanced community pharmacy patient care services. He received his Master of Science in Clinical Research at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 2017 and is Board Certified in Ambulatory Care Pharmacy by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties. Dr. Berenbrok serves as a faculty advisor to the University of Pittsburgh chapters of the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists, Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc., and Primary Care Progress at Pitt.
Community pharmacy services
Comprehensive medication management
Employee health and wellness
Entrustable professional activities
1: Berenbrok LA, Hart KM, McGrath SH, Coley KC, Somma McGivney MA, Empey PE. Community pharmacists' educational needs for implementing clinical pharmacogenomic services. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2019 Apr 19;. doi: 10.1016/j.japh.2019.03.005. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31010787.
2: Steltenpohl EA, Barry BK, Coley KC, McGivney MS, Olenak JL, Berenbrok LA. Point-of-Care Testing in Community Pharmacies: Keys to Success From Pennsylvania Pharmacists. J Pharm Pract. 2018 Dec;31(6):629-635. doi: 10.1177/0897190017735243. Epub 2017 Oct 15. PubMed PMID: 29034781.
3: Bacci JL, Berenbrok LA. Innovative Advances in Connectivity and Community Pharmacist Patient Care Services: Implications for Patient Safety. Pharmacotherapy. 2018 Aug;38(8):867-874. doi: 10.1002/phar.2148. Epub 2018 Jul 13. Review. PubMed PMID: 29878391.
4: Sparks MK, Berenbrok LA. Standardized Colleagues in Pharmacy Education. Am J Pharm Educ. 2018 Aug;82(6):7167. doi: 10.5688/ajpe7167. PubMed PMID: 30181680; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6116867.
5: Jarrett JB, Berenbrok LA, Goliak KL, Meyer SM, Shaughnessy AF. Entrustable Professional Activities as a Novel Framework for Pharmacy Education. Am J Pharm Educ. 2018 Jun;82(5):6256. doi: 10.5688/ajpe6256. PubMed PMID: 30013239; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6041495.
6: Gazda NP, Berenbrok LA, Ferreri SP. Comparison of two Medication Therapy Management Practice Models on Return on Investment. J Pharm Pract. 2017 Jun;30(3):282-285. doi: 10.1177/0897190016628962. Epub 2016 Feb 16. PubMed PMID: 26888260.
7: Grieve LB, Berenbrok LA, Pater KS. Using Your VOICE(S): Adding Telephonic Communication to Pharmacy Education. Innov Pharm. 2017 June; 8(2). doi: 10.24926/iip.v8i2.523.
8: Jarrett JB, Berenbrok LA. Entrustable Professional Activities: Personalization and Expansion for Pharmacy Graduates?. Am J Pharm Educ. 2016 Nov 25;80(9):161. doi: 10.5688/ajpe809161. PubMed PMID: 28090110; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5221843.
2018 APhA-APPM Presentation Merit Award
2018 University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy Stanford I. Cohen Teacher of the Year
2018 University of Pittsburgh APhA-ASP Faculty Member of the Year
2015 University of Pittsburgh APhA-ASP Faculty Member of the Year
1: Test2LearnTM: Community pharmacists pharmacogenomics education certificate program. NACDS. 2016-2021. Co-Investigator.
2: Championing Hearing using Accessible Medication Experts at the Community Pharmacy (CHAMP): An over-the-counter hearing aid certificate program for student pharmacists. University of Pittsburgh, Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence. 2019-2020. Co-Director.
3: Pittsburgh SBIRT: Training health professions students to conduct SBIRT. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 2016-2019. Council of Directors.
4: The merged pharmacology classroom: A formative and interdisciplinary approach to physician assistant education. University of Pittsburgh, Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence. 2018-2019. Co-Investigator.
5: Interprofessional Education Exchange Program (iPEEP). National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. 2018. Co-Investigator.
6: Expanding the role of pharmacy technicians and workforce impact. NACDS. 2017-2018. Co-Investigator.
7: Improving vaccination rates through community partnerships and technology. NACDS/CDC. 2016-2018. Co-Investigator.