Lucas A. Berenbrok, PharmD, MS, BCACP, TTSAssistant Professor, Pharmacy and Therapeutics
Mission Statement: To cultivate pharmacist leaders who advance pharmacy practice by bettering patient health and medication-related outcomes with multidisciplinary outpatient healthcare teams
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
2020 Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society (Hon.)
2020 Outstanding Reviewer for the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association
2019 University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy Rising Star Award
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: Access to community pharmacies providing immunization services: Implications for administration of the COVID-19 vaccine. West Health Policy Center. 2020. Co-Primary Investigator.
2: Application of an innovation-based domestic reference scheme for the pricing of drugs at launch. West Health Policy Center. 2020. Co-Primary Investigator.
3: EAR-SCANS refrigerator magnets. American Academy of Audiology. 2020. Co-Primary Investigator.
4: The impact of a multimedia educational campaign on meningococcal group B vaccination rates in a university student population. GSK/Premier Inc. 2019-2021. Primary Investigator.
5: Implementing a hepatitis B vaccination program at a regional chain community pharmacy. NACDS. 2019-2021. Co-Primary Investigator.
6: Test2LearnTM: Community pharmacists pharmacogenomics education certificate program. NACDS. 2016-2021. Co-Investigator.
7: 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.
8: Pittsburgh SBIRT: Training health professions students to conduct SBIRT. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 2016-2019. Council of Directors.
9: 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.
10: Interprofessional Education Exchange Program (iPEEP). National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. 2018. Co-Investigator.
11: Expanding the role of pharmacy technicians and workforce impact. NACDS. 2017-2018. Co-Investigator.
12: Improving vaccination rates through community partnerships and technology. NACDS/CDC. 2016-2018. Co-Investigator