Mary Beth O'Connell Pharm.D.

Mary Beth O'Connell Pharm.D.

Title

Professor

Department

Pharmacy Practice

Office Location

EACPHS, Room 2148

Phone

313-993-7620

Email

mboconnell@wayne.edu

Mary Beth O'Connell Pharm.D.

Degrees and Certifications

Degrees

  • 1982 - Pharm.D., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • 1979 - B.S. in Pharmacy, Wayne State University

Certification

  • 2015 - Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist
  • 2013 - Medication Therapy Management, American Pharmacists Association
  • 2013 - Medication Therapy Management Train the Trainer, American Pharmacists Association
  • 2010 - Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery, Michigan Pharmacists Association
  • 2000-2008 - CPR, American Red Cross
  • 1989 - Quarter Sabbatical (study of osteoporotic fractures), University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Positions and Employment

  • 2017-present - 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
  • 2002-2017 - Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice with tenure, Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Detroit, Michigan
  • 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

  • 2019 - Phi Lambda Sigma Gamma Chi Leadership Society Honorary Member Induction
  • 2018 - Advisor of the Year, Lambda Kappa Sigma Professional Pharmacy Fraternity
  • 2018 - Fellow, American Geriatric Society
  • 2017 - Regional Chapter of the Year, Lambda Kappa Sigma Professional Pharmacy Fraternity
  • 2017 - American Geriatrics Society Outstanding Service on the Ethnogeriatrics Committee Award
  • 2016 - First Runner-up Collegiate Chapter of the Year Award, Lambda Kappa Sigma Professional Pharmacy Fraternity
  • 2016 - First Place in the Core Values Poster Competition, Lambda Kappa Sigma Professional Pharmacy Fraternity
  • 2016 - Certificate of Appreciation. Student Chapter of the Arab American Pharmacists Association
  • 2016 - A.L. Johnson Corporation Leadership Award – Presented to Wayne State University Community Homeless Interprofessional Program (faculty preceptor)
  • 2015 - Distinguished Scholar and Fellow, National Academies of Practice
  • 2014 - 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,
  • 2013 - 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
  • 2012 - Contributed Papers Program Merit Award, American Pharmacist Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (top poster award to my students’ collaborative research project)
  • 2009 - Innovations in Teaching Award, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • 2007 - Runner-up Innovations in Teaching Award, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • 2005 - Student Research Preceptor’s Award, Southeastern Michigan Society of Health System Pharmacists
  • 2004 - Hallie Bruce Award (top award), Minnesota Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • 2001 - Outstanding Advisor of the Year Award, Kappa Epsilon National Fraternity
  • 2001 - Tom Kohout Meritorious Service Award, Minnesota Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • 2000 - Innovations in Teaching Award, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • 1994 - Who's Who in the Midwest
  • 1992 - Fellow, American College of Clinical Pharmacy
  • 1992 - Fellow, American Society of Hospital Pharmacists
  • 1989 - Gordon L. Starr Award for Outstanding Services to Students (competitive award), University of Minnesota
  • 1985-1988 - Outstanding Young Women of America
  • 1979 - Ethel J. Heath Scholarship Key, Lambda Kappa Sigma Fraternity
  • 1979 - Rexall Pharmacy Service Award for Outstanding Achievement in Leadership Activities
  • 1978-1979 - Mortar Board Society
  • 1978-1979 - Rho Chi National Honor Society
  • 1974-1979 - Merit Scholarship, Wayne State University 

Professional Memberships

  • Michigan Pharmacist Association
  • Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • Southeastern Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • Oakland County Pharmacist Association
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • American Geriatrics Society
  • Lambda Kappa Sigma Professional Fraternity
  • National Osteoporosis Foundation
  • National Academies of Practice

Areas of Expertise

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

Recent Publications

  • O’Connell MB, Borchert J, Salek E, Fava JP. Chapter 108 Osteoporosis in Pharmacotherapy, eleventh edition, Dipiro JT, Yee GC, Ellingrod VL, Haines ST, Nolin TD, Posey LM, editors. eChapter AccessPharmacy. 2020
  • Fava JP, Whitney M,* O’Connell MB. Bone Health Assessments by Pharmacy Students as Part of Interprofessional Education - Feasibility and Outcomes. Curr Teach Learn 20;accepted
  • O’Connell MB, Pattin AJ, Gilkey SJ, Dereczyk AL, Lucarotti RL, Chackunkal SJ. Feasibility of Interprofessional Education in a Community Pharmacy. J Pharm Prac (2020, accepted with revisions).
  • O’Connell MB, Fava JP, Gilkey S, Derecyzk A, Burke C, Mackey P,* Lucarotti RL. Real World Pharmacy and Physician Assistant Student Interprofessional Education and Training. Curr Pharm Teach Learn (2019, under revision)
  • O’Connell MB, Samman L, Bailey T, King L, Wellman G. Attitudes of Michigan Female College Students About Pharmacists Prescribing Birth Control in a Community Pharmacy. Pharmacy. (2020, under revision)
  • O'Connell MB, Smith J. Women’s Health Across the Lifespan: A Pharmacotherapeutic Approach. Second Edition. McGraw Hill Inc, 2019.
  • O’Connell MB, Borchert J. Osteoporosis and Other Metabolic Bone Disorders. in Pharmacotherapy, tenth edition, Dipiro JT, Talbert RL, Yee GC, Matzke GR, Wells BG, Posey LM, editors, 1457-1483, 2017.
  • O’Connell MB, Mollon L, Pattin CJ, Iyengar V. LGBT, Race, Ethnicity, Religion and Cultural Sensitivity in Women’s Health Across the Lifespan: A Pharmacotherapeutic Approach. second edition. McGraw Hill Inc. (2019)
  • O’Connell MB, Borchert J, Salek E, Fava JP. Osteoporosis in Pharmacotherapy, eleventh edition, Dipiro JT, Yee GC, Ellingrod VL, Haines ST, Nolin TD, Posey LM, editors, 2019 (In Press).
  • 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 2015;63:1900-1905.
  • Conti G, Bowers C, O’Connell MB, Bruer S, Bugdalski-Stutrud CA, Smith GB, Bickes J, Steinberg J, Mendez J. Examining the Effects of an Experiential Interprofessional Education Activity with Older Adults. J Interprofessional Care 2016;30:184-190.
  • 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. Am J Pharm Edu 2016;80(3):Article 38.
  • 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 2016;80(3):Article 38.
  • O’Connell MB, Schad R. Bone Health Assessments as Part of Interprofessional Older Adult Home Visits American. Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting, National Harbor, MD, 2015.
  • Pearl N*, Everhard S*, Levine D, Burkhardt M, O’Connell MB. Analysis of Pharmacy Student Learning from a Pilot Interprofessional Patient Safety Program. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2015.
  • Hanni C*, Eisho S*, O’Connell MB. Learning From Religious Speakers to Improve Cultural Sensitivity. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2015.
  • Chachunkel S*, Gilkey S, Pattin A, Derecyzk, Lucarotti R, O’Connell MB. Shared Learning Shared Precepting - Pharmacy and Physician Assistant Student Team Pilot. American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, 2016.
  • Gortney JS, Delor J, O’Connell MB, Mendez J, Szydlowski E. Student Pharmacist’s Attitudes Towards Individuals Experiencing Homelessness in an Interprofessional, Co-Curricular Program. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Annaheim, CA, 2016.
  • McKay P, Fava J, Gilkey S, Deryzck A, Lucarotti RL, Higgins RM, Burke C, O’Connell MB. Pharmacy and Physician Assistant Student Interprofessional Experience - Pharmacy Student Perspective. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Meeting. Las Vegas NV. 2016.
  • Hill B, Hu A, Levine DL, O’Connell MB. Evaluation of an Interprofessional Patient Safety Education Program: Student Pharmacists’ Perspectives. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Meeting. Las Vegas NV. 2016.
  • Fava J, Mackey P,* Gilkey S, Dereczal A, Higgins RM, Lucarotti R, Burkes C, O’Connell MB. Use of a Team Observed Structured Clinical Encounter (TOSCE) to Evaluate Interprofessional Education – a Pharmacy and Physician Assistant Student Community Pharmacy, Clinic and Emergency Room Project. American Pharmacists Association Meeting, Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. 2107
  • Levine DLL, Ibrahim Y, Kelly RA, Mando R, Birkhold M, Dabajeh M, O’Connell MB. Analysis of the Effect of an Interprofessional Educational Program on Medical Student’s Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Patient Safety and Interprofessional Learning. Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting. Washington DC. 2017.
  • Gilkey S, O’Connell MB, Fava J, Dereczyk A, Burkes C, Higgins R. Improving Student Interprofessional Team Skills through Novel Shared Learning Experiences. Physician Assistants Education Association Forum. Denver, CO. 2017
  • O’Connell MB, Gilkey S, Dereczyk A, Fava J, Burkes C. Novel Interprofessional Education including a Community Pharmacy and Clinic or Emergency Room. American College of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. (2018).
  • Cormier J,* Denton S,* O’Connell MB. Impact of the Career Pathway Self-Assessment Tool on Student Career Planning. American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA. (2019).
  • Santilli N, Makki H, O’Connell MB. Learning and Placement of a Cultural Competence Curriculum. American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Updates in Therapeutics. St. Louis, MO. (submitted)