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Dr. Joni Carroll is an Assistant Professor within the Community Leadership and Innovation in Practice (CLIP) Center at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, and she also serves as a Lead Pharmacist with the Allegheny County Health Department. Dr. Carroll's research is motivated by what she sees in practice – the unfortunate, fragmented healthcare that people receive, the health disparities that exist, and the unmatched accessibility and potential of community-based pharmacists to help people live their healthiest lives possible. Dr. Carroll utilizes implementation and dissemination science principles to assist community-based pharmacists with 1) their roles as public health providers and 2) building sustainable, equitable pharmacist-led patient care services. As a pharmacist and researcher, Dr. Carroll is passionate about bringing patients and stakeholders into the research and implementation process - not simply as research subjects, but as partners.

Dr. Carroll recently received funding to implement widespread anti-stigma education surrounding opioid use disorder for pharmacists, student pharmacists and pharmacy technicians; and for the development of a community pharmacist practice-based research network in Pennsylvania. Other recent projects focus on implementing pharmacist-led public health initiatives, such as COVID-19 vaccines and oral antivirals, community pharmacy test-to-treat programs for sexually transmitted infections, and the exploration of pharmacists' roles in emergency preparedness and medical countermeasures planning. Through the CLIP Center, Dr. Carroll mentors a variety of, students, residents, and fellows on projects relating to community pharmacy practice development and community pharmacists roles in public health and health equity. She currently serves as the director for PittPharmacy's Public Health Pharmacy Fellowship. In addition to her research and teaching, Dr. Carroll also provides direct patient care for patients with tuberculosis within the Allegheny County Health Department’s Pulmonary Clinic.

Dr. Carroll is originally from Erie, Pennsylvania where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Mercyhurst University. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy in 2015 and went on to complete a PGY-1 pharmacy residency with an emphasis in ambulatory care at the Stratton Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Albany, New York. Dr. Carroll also completed a Pharmacist Practice Development Fellowship at The University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy in partnership with Gatti Pharmacy. Dr. Carroll is Board Certified as an Ambulatory Care Pharmacist. Prior to becoming a pharmacist, Dr. Carroll was a professional dancer. She is an advocate for arts in education and is also a part-time teaching artist faculty at Hill Dance Academy Theatre in Pittsburgh where she teaches dance to children aged 3-18.

-Implementation science
-Stakeholder-engaged research
-Intersection of public health and community pharmacy practice
-Social determinants of health
-Health equity
-Pharmacist roles in emergency preparedness and medical countermeasures planning and response
-Practice-based research
-Qualitative methods

1. Mercer J*, Liang A*, Yoon J*, Nguyen J*, Carroll JC, Coley KC. COVID-19 pandemic vaccination preparedness strategies for independent community pharmacies. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2022;S1544-3191(22)00003-6.

2. Herbert SMC*, Heck LA*, Vogel AN*, Coley KC, McGivney MS, Maher RL, Carroll JC. Strategies for implementing the appointment-based model at a rural independent chain of community pharmacies. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2022;62(1):104-111.e2.

3. Gabriel C*, Bedi R*, Coley KC, Richardson RM, McGivney MS, Baumgartner MA, Vercammen V, Carroll JC. Informing the development of a transitions of care program between an emergency department and regional supermarket chain pharmacies. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2021 Jan 30:S1544-3191(20)30648-8.

4. Hake K*, Carroll JC, McGivney MS, Coley KC. Pharmacist peer coaching to increase provision of medication adherence interventions in a traditional community chain pharmacy. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2021 Feb 19:S1544-3191(21)00078-9.

5. Phi C*, Berenbrok LA, Carroll JC, Firm A, McGivney MS, Coley KC. Impact of a medication adherence packaging service on patient-centered outcomes at an independent community pharmacy. Pharmacy. 2021 Jan 5;9(1):11.

6. Herbert SMC*, Carroll JC, Coley KC, McGrath SH, McGivney MS. A student pharmacist quality engagement team to support initial implementation of comprehensive medication management within independent community pharmacies. Pharmacy. 2020;8(3).

7. Li JS*, Blake V*, George S*, Carroll JC, McGivney MS, Coley KC. Formation of a statewide community pharmacy practice-based research network: Pharmacist opinions on research participation and engagement. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2020;60(6):951-956.

8. Lapping AD*, Carroll JC, Coley KC, McGivney MS, Doong K*, Antinopoulos B, Richardson R, Berenbrok LA. Implementation strategies from early deployment of the National Diabetes Prevention Program in Pennsylvania community pharmacies. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2020;S1544-3191(20)30015-7.

9. Carroll JC, McGivney MS, Coley KC. Stakeholder-guided formation of a statewide community pharmacy practice-based research network. Pharmacy. 2019 Aug 17;7(3).

10. Weinstein S*, Carroll JC, McGivney MS, Jukic S*, Klatt PM. Perspectives of a pharmacist‐run pharmacogenomic service for depression in interdisciplinary family medicine practices. J Am Coll Clin Pharm. Aug 2019;3(2)417-424.

11. Doong K*, Berenbrok LA, Coley KC, Carroll JC, Richardson R, Antinopoulos BC, Patel A, McGivney MS. Evaluating the early implementation of pharmacist-provided patient care services of a statewide pharmacy network within a regional supermarket pharmacy. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2019 Jul-Aug;59(4S):S25-S31.

12. Carroll JC, Renner HM, McGivney MS, Grapsy J, McCormick K, Cooney SS, Coley KC. Using prescription dispensing data infographics to facilitate collaborative pharmacist-prescriber discussions on mutual patients. J Am Pharm Assoc. Mar-Apr 2019;59(2):232-237.

*students/residents/fellows under my direction

2022 Pharmacist Mutual Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award, Pennsylvania
2021 University of Pittsburgh Engaged Scholarship Summer Design Fellow
2021 Flip the Pharmacy Team of the Year 2021 – Team Pennsylvania
2020 Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association’s Ten Under 10 Award
2019 Phi Lambda Sigma Beta Delta Chapter Alumni Member of the Year
2018 American Pharmacist Association Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management Presentation Merit Awards

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