Sharon E. Connor provides comprehensive pharmacy services in free health care clinics and safety-net settings in the Pittsburgh area. She has experience with pharmacy program implementation and assessment in resource-limited settings locally and globally stemming from her work in partnership with Health Care for the Homeless, the Birmingham Free Clinic, the UPMC Matilda Theiss Center, and Shoulder to Shoulder Pittsburgh.
Her pharmacy work expands outside the United States through her experiences in short- and long-term medical service trips. She has conducted research assessing medication-taking behavior and adherence during a short-term service trip with Shoulder to Shoulder in Honduras. Her work includes the implementation and assessment of innovative models designed to streamline workflow while optimizing resources. She has experience in the health care setting across cultures in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Malawi, Kenya, and Ethiopia. Her interests are in health care access and global health focusing on underserved populations.
Dr. Connor serves as the director of the Grace Lamsam Pharmacy Program for Underserved Populations. She is the co-director of the Area of Concentration in Global Health at the School of Pharmacy and the site director of the PGY2 in Global Health. She coordinates courses designed to address health equity through service learning. She is an associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. She graduated from Creighton University with a B.A. degree in psychology and a Pharm.D. degree.