Lauren Jonkman, PharmD, MPHAssistant Professor, Pharmacy and Therapeutics
Dr. Jonkman serves as the Coordinator of International Pharmacy Student Experiences, co-director of the Area of Concentration in Global Health, and co-director of the Global Health and Underserved Care track within the PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Program. Within the school, Dr. Jonkman mentors students on research and practice experiences working in limited resource settings around the world. She is co-coordinator for the Population Health and Management module in the P3 fall, coordinates a global health elective, and coordinates an elective in Namibia during spring break and in the summer for students to learn about health care provision in a limited resource setting. She also serves as the faculty advisor for Pitt's SNPhA Chapter.
As a faculty member, Dr. Jonkman has practiced in a variety of safety net settings around Pittsburgh, but currently as a pharmacist at the Birmingham Free Clinic providing direct care for non-communicable diseases and teaching care to underserved populations. She is dedicated to providing quality care to all people regardless of resources.
Outside of the United States, she provides clinical support and teaching at the University of Namibia. She served as a Fulbright Scholar to the University of Namibia School of Pharmacy in 2018. She continues to work with UNAM to build clinical pharmacy services in Namibia. Since 2005, she has supported clinical practice development and research with Shoulder to Shoulder Pittsburgh-San Jose (Honduras).
Dr. Jonkman received her PharmD in 2006 from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. She subsequently completed a two-year pharmacy residency program at UPMC St. Margaret focusing in pharmacy practice, family medicine, and faculty development. She received her MPH from the University of Pittsburgh in 2012. She is a 2016 recipient of the University of Pittsburgh Chancellor’s Distinguished Public Service Award. Dr. Jonkman is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, and the International Pharmaceutical Federation.
Her passion is in addressing barriers to access for vulnerable populations both locally and globally. Specifically, her goal is to advance the role of pharmacists to provide care for non-communicable diseases in limited resource settings globally. Toward this end, she also is interested in curriculum development and assessment in the area of global health and health equity. Her interest areas include family medicine, public health, global health, and care to the underserved.
1. Lauffenburger J, Jonkman LJ, Lange E, Sibale C, Connor SE. A public health approach to site-specific formulary management: Addressing deficient drug supplies in Malawi. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice 2011; 19: 201-205.
2. Sales I, Jonkman LJ, Connor SE, Hall DL. A comparison of educational interventions to enhance cultural competency in pharmacy students. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2013; 77: Article 76.
3. Lupu AM, Connor SE, Jonkman LJ. Pharmacy students’ actual and perceived knowledge of issues related to underserved populations across the professional curriculum. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning 2013; 5: 526-540.
4. Kauffman YS, Jonkman LJ, Lupu AM, Connor SE. Exploring the value of clinical pharmacy services for patients with diabetes in safety net setting. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy 2013; 9: 770-6.
5. Connor SE, Scharf D, Jonkman LJ, Herbert MI. Focusing on the five A's: A comparison of homeless and housed patients' access to and use of pharmacist-provided smoking cessation treatment. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy 2014; 10: 369-77.
6. Kauffman YS, Connor SE, Jonkman LJ, Himisi T, Kane-Gill SL, Gillespie EM, Douglas GP. Retrospective evaluation of adverse drug reactions in a central hospital in Malawi. Enliven: Pharmacovigil Drug Saf 2014; 1: 004.
7. Kauffman YS, Jonkman LJ, Connor SE. Navigating across international borders: a guide to research in low and middle-income countries. Pharmacy Education 2016; 16: 28-32.
8. Dornblaser EK, Ratka A, Gleason SE, Ombengi DN, Tofade T, Wigle PR, Zapantis A, Ryan M, Connor S, Jonkman LJ, Ochs L, Jungnickel PW, Abrons JP, Alsharif NZ. AACP White Paper: Current Practices in Global/International Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences: Preceptor and Student Considerations. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2016; 80: 39.
9. Bhuiyan J, Jonkman L, Connor S, Giannetti V. Qualitative evaluation of perceptions of smoking cessation among clients at an alcohol and other drug treatment program. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy 2017; 13: 1082-89.
10. Cope R, Jonkman L, Quach K, Ahlborg J, Connor S. Transitions of care: Medication-related barriers identified by low socioeconomic patients of a federally qualified health center following discharge. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy 2018; 14: 26-30.
11. Rennie T, Coetzee N, Hunter C, Jonkman L, Kalemeera F, Kibuule D, Lates J, Mubita M, Nangombe V, Rowlandson H, Rudall N. Short report: Piloting a new pharmacy internship support programme in Namibia. Pharmacy Education 2018; 18: 88-90.
12. Fisher AM, Mtonga T, Espino J, Jonkman LJ, Connor SE, Capella N, Douglas GP. User-centered design and usability testing of RxMAGIC: A Prescription Management and General Inventory Control system for free clinic dispensaries. BMC Health Services Research 2018; 18: 703.
13. Ko J, Connor SE, Jonkman LJ, Abraham O. Service-learning experiences in free clinics: perspectives of student pharmacists. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2019; 83:7379.
14. Hachey D, Jonkman LJ, Mubita M, Lates J, Corkhill NL, Rennie TW. The Role of Visiting Faculty on the Training of Clinical Pharmacists in Namibia: A Qualitative Study. Journal of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. 2019; 3(1):75-80.
15. Jonkman LJ, Gwanyanya MP, Kakololo M, Verbeek RK, Singu BS. Assessment of anticoagulation management in outpatients at a warfarin clinic in Windhoek, Namibia. Drugs & Therapy Perspectives. 2019; 35: 341-6.
16. Crowe SJ, Karwa R, Schellhase EM, Miller M, Abrons J, Alsharif NZ, Andrade C, Cope RJ, Dornblaser EK, Hachey D, Holm MR, Jonkman L, Lukas S, Malhotra JV, Njuguna B, Peckny CR, Prescott GM, Ryan M, Steeb DR, Tran DN. American College of Clinical Pharmacy Global Health Practice and Research Network’s Opinion Paper: Pillars for Global Health Engagement and Key Engagement Strategies for Pharmacists. Journal of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. 2020; 3(6):1097-1112.
17. Corkhill N, Lates J, Mubita M, Kibuule D, Jonkman L, Hackey D, Hunter CJ, Bates IP, Rennie TW. Creating clinical pharmacy capacity in Namibia: A collaboration to establish a post-graduate pharmacy degree programme. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy. 2020; 42(6): 1528-32.
18. Jonkman L, Nonyel N, Law M, Drame I. An Ethics-based Approach to Research in Global Health: a call to action for pharmacists. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. 2020; 16(11): 1569-73.
19. Drame I, Kahaleh A, Connor S, Seo S, Jonkman L, Schellhase E, Miller M, Ombengi D, Amugsi J, Maina M. An Ethics-based Approach to Research in Global Health Part 3: Focus on Funding. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. 2020; 16(11): 1588-96.
20. Abrons J, Jonkman L, Nonyel N, Connor S, Ombengi D, Kahaleh A. An Ethics-based Approach to Research in Global Health Part 4: Scholarship and Publications. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. 2020; 16(11): 1597-1601.
21. Jonkman L, Ndungu M, Connor S, Pattabiraman R, Zaver A, Balakrishna Sharma V, Castillo T, Meyer M. A Qualitative Assessment of Diabetes Care Access and Disease Management in Central America. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. 2020; 16(11): 1542-49.
22. Jonkman L, Tsuchihashi K, Liu E, Lates J, Niaz Q, Rennie T. Patient experiences in managing non-communicable diseases in Namibia: A qualitative evaluation. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. 2020; 16(11): 1550-7.
2014 University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy APhA-ASP faculty member of the year
2016 University of Pittsburgh Chancellor’s Distinguished Public Service Award
2018 Fulbright Scholar, University of Namibia School of Pharmacy
2020 Renee T. Holder Global Health Award, American College of Clinical Pharmacy Global Health PRN
2021 University of Pittsburgh Provost’s Award for Diversity in the Curriculum
2021 Global Education Program Award, AACP Global Education SIG
1. Jonkman L, Connor S, Herbert M. Medication access at a free, urban clinic: a light in the economic storm. Pennsylvania Public Health Association 2009 Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, October 2009.
2. Jonkman L, Busby R, Owens N, Schultz E. In these tough times: tools to improve medication access for your patients. Annual Spring Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Meeting, Vancouver, BC, April 2010.
3. Jonkman L, Connor S, Aistrope D. Incorporating service learning into the patient safety and clinical pharmacy services collaborative (PSPC). American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting. San Antonio TX, July 2011.
4. Jonkman L, Connor S, Herbert M. Creating the Processes of Care to Improve Management of Diabetes at a Free Clinic. Pennsylvania Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh PA, October 2012.
5. Jonkman L, Connor S. A Global Health Area of Concentration: Personalizing Education in the PharmD Program. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting. Grapevine TX, July 2014.
6. Jonkman L, Karwa R, Hermes-Desantis E, Miller M, Connor S, Schellhase E. Developing leaders in global health: Three models of post-graduate training. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting. Washington DC, July 2015.
7. Forrister D, Miller M, Jonkman LJ, Dang Y, Schellhase E. Public Health SIG: Expanding Global Pharmacy Practice Part 1: Getting Started. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting. Washington DC. July 2015.
8. Bohan K, Gleason SE, Jonkman LJ, Connor SE. Global Pharmacy Education SIG: Expanding Global Pharmacy Practice Part 2: Advanced Experiences. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting. Washington DC. July 2015.
9. Boone J, Brock T, Effendie B, Adome R, Salenga R, Kibuule D, Jonkman L. Interprofessional and Transformative Pharmacy Education: A New Beginning. International Pharmaceutical Federation Annual Meeting. Dusseldorf, Germany, September 2015.
10. Jonkman L. Global Access to Care and Essential Medicines. American College of Clinical Pharmacists Annual Meeting. Hollywood, FL, October 2016.
11. Jonkman L, Connor S, Schellhase E, Miller M, Brock T, Tofade T. Don’t forget the wrap-up! Promoting strategies for positive and meaningful closure of global health student experiences. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting. Nashville TN. July 2017.
12. Mestrovic A, Sobotka J, Garrelts MacLean L, Bradley C, Jonkman L, al Balushi S. Teaching and implementing effective team building. International Pharmaceutical Federation World Congress. Glasgow UK, September 2018.
13. Brock T, Jonkman L, Mubita M, Nangombe V. Interprofessional practice to improve the quality of patient care. Pharmacy SNOW Symposium. Breckenridge CO, January 2019.
14. Jonkman L, Connor S, Kiser S, Miller M, Schellhase E, Steeb D. Global to Local: Connecting Global Health to Local Practice. Special Session American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting. Chicago IL. July 2019.
10. Connor S, Covvey J, Kahaleh A, Ryan M, Jonkman L, Seed S. Soft Skills need Hard Tools: Assessment in Global Health. Public Health SIG/Global Pharmacy Education SIG Joint Session. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting. Virtual meeting. July 2020.
11. Jonkman L, Connor S, Brock T, Schellhase M, Miller M, Abrons J, Kahaleh A. First do no harm: How to Avoid Common Pitfalls and Address Ethical Challenges in Global Health Experiences. Global Pharmacy Education SIG Special Session. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting. Virtual meeting. July 2020.