Wayne State University
Mary Beth O'Connell Pharm.D.

Mary Beth O'Connell Pharm.D.

Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice

Contact

313-993-7620
mboconnell@wayne.edu

Office location

EACPHS, Room 2148

Appointments

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice

Degrees and Certifications

Degrees

Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1982

B.S. in Pharmacy, Wayne State University, 1979

Licensure

Michigan #5302024049

Certification

Medication Therapy Management, American Pharmacists Association, 2013

Medication Therapy Management Train the Trainer, American Pharmacists Association, 2013

Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery, Michigan Pharmacists Association, 2010

CPR, American Red Cross, 2000-2008

Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, 1993

Quarter Sabbatical (study of osteoporotic fractures), University of Minnesota School of Public Health, 1989

Drug Evaluation Unit Fellowship (Kinetics, Nephrology), Minneapolis, MN, 1984

Pharmacy Practice Resident, Harper Grace Hospital, Detroit, MI, 1980

Positions and Employment

2002-present, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice with tenure, Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Detroit, Michigan

2002-present, Faculty Associate, Wayne State University Institute of Gerontology, Detroit, MI

2004-2010, Geriatric Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist, Geriatric Center of Excellence, Krieger Geriatric, Huron Valley Sinai Health System, Detroit Medical Center, Commerce Twp, MI

2005-2008, Geriatric Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist, Geriatric Center of Excellence, Rosa Parks Senior Center, University Health Center, Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI

2002, Full Member, Graduate Faculty in Social, Administrative, and Clinical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

1993-2002, Associate Member, Graduate Faculty in Gerontology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

1991-2002, Associate Professor of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology with tenure, College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

2001-2002, Associate Member, Graduate Faculty in Social, Administrative, and Clinical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

1997-2001, Associate Member, Graduate Faculty in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

1992-2000, Associate Member, Graduate Faculty in Hospital Pharmacy & Experimental Pharmacotherapy, College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

1998-1999, Director of Education and Chair Advisory Board for the Geriatric Pharmacotherapy Certificate Program, College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

1997-1998,Director and Chair Advisory Board of the Geriatric Pharmacotherapy Certificate Program, University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy, Minneapolis, MN

1984-1996, Clinical Research Pharmacist, Department of Pharmacy, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN

1984-1991, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

1982-1983, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy, Ferris State College, College of Pharmacy, Big Rapids, MI

1982-1983, Clinical Pharmacist, St. Lawrence Hospital and Michigan State Nephrology Clinic, Lansing, MI

1980-1982, Arden Plaza Pharmacy, Arden Hills, MN

Awards and Honors

  • Distinguished Scholar and Fellow, National Academies of Practice, 2015
  • Achievement Award, American College of Clinical Pharmacy Ambulatory Care Practice and Research Network, 2014
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, WSU Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, 2014
  • Runner-up Best Chapter National Competition and Central Division LKS Best Chapter-Omicron WSU chapter, 2014
  • Building Michigan’s Health Care Workforce Award for Interprofessional Teamwork Initiative, Michigan Health Council, 2013
  • Second Place Winner, American College of Clinical Pharmacy Ambulatory Care Virtual Walk Around Poster Competition, 2013
  • Central Division LKS Best Chapter - Omicron WSU chapter, 2013
  • Contributed Papers Program Merit Award, American Pharmacist Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (top poster award to my students’ collaborative research project), 2012
  • Innovations in Teaching Award, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, 2009
  • Runner-up Innovations in Teaching Award, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, 2007
  • Student Research Preceptor’s Award, Southeastern Michigan Society of Health System Pharmacists, 2005
  • Hallie Bruce Award (top award), Minnesota Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 2004
  • Outstanding Advisor of the Year Award, Kappa Epsilon National Fraternity, 2001
  • Tom Kohout Meritorious Service Award, Minnesota Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 2001
  • Innovations in Teaching Award, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, 2000
  • Who's Who in the Midwest, 1994
  • Fellow, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 1992
  • Fellow, American Society of Hospital Pharmacists, 1992
  • Gordon L. Starr Award for Outstanding Services to Students (competitive award), University of Minnesota, 1989
  • Outstanding Young Women of America, 1979; 1985-1988
  • Ethel J. Heath Scholarship Key, Lambda Kappa Sigma Fraternity, 1979
  • Rexall Pharmacy Service Award for Outstanding Achievement in Leadership Activities, 1979
  • Mortar Board Society, 1978-1979
  • Rho Chi National Honor Society, 1978-1979
  • Merit Scholarship, Wayne State University, 1974-1979

Professional Memberships

  • Lambda Kappa Sigma Fraternity, 2011-present
  • American Society of Bone and Mineral Research, 2009-present
  • National Osteoporosis Foundation, 2007-present
  • Oakland County Pharmacist Association, 2004-present
  • Southeastern Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 2004-present
  • Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 2003-present
  • Michigan Pharmacist Association, 2002-present
  • American Geriatrics Society, 1991-present
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 1985-present
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, 1983-present
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (previously American Society of Hospital Pharmacists), 1978-present

 

Areas of Expertise

  • Geriatrics
  • Women's health
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Study abroad
  • Osteoporosis
  • Scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Interprofessional education
  • Interdisciplinary ambulatory care

Recent Publications

Selected Publications

  1. O’Connell MB, Korner EJ, Rickles NM, Sias J. Cultural Competence in Health Care and Its Implications for Pharmacy Part 1: Overview of Key Concepts in Multicultural Health Care. Pharmacotherapy 07:27(7):1062-79.
  2. O'Connell MB, Rickles NM, Sias J, Korner E. Cultural Competency in Health Care and Its Implications for Pharmacy Part 2: Emphasis on Pharmacy Systems and Practice. Pharmacotherapy 09;29(2):14e-34e.
  3. O’Connell MB, Borgelt LM, Bowles SK, Vondracek SF. Drug-induced Osteoporosis in the Older Adult. Aging Health 10;10:501-518.
  4. Colon-Emeric C, O’Connell MB, Haney E. The Osteoporosis Piece of the Multi-Morbidity Puzzle. Mt. Sinai Med J. 11;78:515-526.
  5. Salinitri FD, O'Connell MB, Garwood CL, Tutag Lehr V, Abdallah K*. An Objective Structured Clinical Examination to Assess Problem-Based Learning Am J Pharm Educ. 12;76(3):article 44.
  6. O’Connell MB, Rodriguez de Bittner M, Poirier T, Karaoui LR, Echeverri M, Chen AMH, Lee S, Vyas D, O’Neil CK, Jackson AN. Cultural Competency in Health Care and Its Implications for Pharmacy Part 3A: Emphasis on Pharmacy Education Curriculums and Future Directions. Pharmacotherapy 13;33(12):e347-e367.
  7. O’Connell MB, Jackson AN, Karaoui LR, Rodriguez de Bittner M, Chen AMH, Echeverri M, Vyas D, Poirier T, Lee S, O’Neil CK. Cultural Competency in Health Care and Its Implications for Pharmacy Part 3b: Emphasis on Pharmacy Education Policy, Procedures, and Climate Pharmacotherapy 13;33(12):e368-e381.
  8. Afonso N, Mendez J, O’Connell MB, Bugdalski-Stutrud CA, Smith GB, Waites C, Bowers C, Bruer S. Experiential Interprofessional Education Using an Older Adult Home Visit. Med Sci Educ 13;23(4):583-586.
  9. Engle JP, Erstad B, Anderson Jr. DC, Bucklin MH, Chan A, Donaldson AR, Hagemann TM, O’Connell MB, Rodgers PT, Schwinghammer T, Tennant S, Thomas Z, Minimum Qualifications for Clinical Pharmacy Practice. Pharmacotherapy 14:34:534. Doi: 10.1002/phar.1422.
  10. O'Connell MB, Chang F, Tocco A, Mills ME, Hwang JM, Garwood CL, Khreizat HS, Gupta NS. Drug-Related Problem Outcomes and Program Satisfaction from a Comprehensive Brown Bag Medication Review. J Am Ger Soc 15 epub
  11. Alsharif NZ, Dakkuri A, Abrons JP, Williams D, Zheng HA, Ombengi DN, Al­Dahir S, Tofade T, Gim S, O’Connell MB, Ratka A, Dornblaser E. White Paper on Current Practices in Global/International Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (Part 1): Home/host Country or Site and Institution Considerations J Am Pharm Edu (accepted)
  12. Conti G, Bowers C, O’Connell MB, Bruer S, Bugdalski-Stutrud CA, Smith GB, Bickes J, Steinberg J, Mendez J. Experiential Interprofessional Education – Real Person, Real World. Journal of Interprofessional Care. (accepted)

Book

  1. Borgelt, L, O'Connell MB, Smith J, Calis K. Women’s Health Across the Lifespan: A Pharmacotherapeutic Approach. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Publications, 2010.

Book Chapters

  1. O’Connell MB, Borchert J. Osteoporosis and Other Metabolic Bone Disorders in Pharmacotherapy, eight edition, Dipiro JT, Talbert RL, Yee GC, Matzke GR, Wells BG, Posey LM, editors, 2014:1477-1504.
  2. O’Connell MB, Fritsch, M. Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue. in Fundamentals of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy: An Evidenced-Based Approach. Second edition. Sleeper R, Hutchinson L, editors. ASHP Publishing, Washington DC,2014:439-478.

Research Connect link

https://researchconnect.wayne.edu/en/persons/mary-oconnell

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