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Review Course Faculty

Below is the faculty list for the ASHP Pediatric Pharmacy Specialty Examination Review Course.

Emily Benefield, Pharm.D., BCPPS, BCPS
Advanced Clinical Pharmacist
Primary Children's Hospital
Salt Lake City, Utah

Emily BenefieldEmily Benefield, Pharm.D., BCPPS, BCPS, is Advanced Clinical Pharmacist and PGY2 Pediatric Residency Director at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Benefield received her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. She completed PGY1 pharmacy practice and PGY2 pediatric residencies at the University of Oklahoma in Oklahoma CIty.

Dr. Benefield practices clinically in Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant. In addition to her clinical roles, she is an adjunct faculty member at the University Of Utah College Of Pharmacy and enjoys teaching and precepting pharmacy students.


Peter N. Johnson, Pharm.D., BCPPS, BCPS, FPPAG
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
The University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Peter JohnsonPeter N. Johnson, Pharm.D., BCPPS, BCPS, FPPAG, is Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy and Adjunct Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma (OU) College of Medicine. Dr. Johnson maintains an active practice site in pediatric critical care at the Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City and serves as the preceptor for PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residents and students.

Dr. Johnson’s research/scholarship focuses in pain management, sedation, and drug withdrawal in critically-ill children. He is a member of the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG), Society of Critical Care Medicine, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Dr. Johnson is a Board Certified Pediatric Pharmacy Specialist, Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, and a Fellow of PPAG.


Kelly L. Matson, Pharm.D., BCPPS
Clinical Professor
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, Rhode Island

Kelly MatsonKelly L. Matson, Pharm.D., BCPPS, is Clinical Professor at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston. Dr. Matson received her Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Florida in Gainesville; her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana; and completed a specialty residency in pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora. She is a Board Certified Pediatric Pharmacy Specialist with over 15 years of experience in pharmacy education and clinical practice.

Dr. Matson has worked to promote medication safety and support youth in need by serving as the co-director of East Greenwich Academy Foundation’s drug education program. She has presented on prescription drug misuse in adolescents and young adults at the Youth to Youth International Eastern States Summer Conference for several years and other local and state forums and was awarded the Rhode Island Pharmacists Association Generation Rx Award in 2014 for this work. Dr. Matson also has conducted research in medication safety for children and families and prescription drug use disorder and has presented her findings at state and national levels. Currently, she is co-principal investigator for the study “Rx for Addiction and Medication Safety (RAMS): Evaluation of Teen Education for Opioid Misuse”.


Rachel S. Meyers, Pharm.D., BCPPS, BCPS
Clinical Associate Professor
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist
Saint Barnabas Medical Center
Livingston, New Jersey

Rachel MeyersRachel S. Meyers, Pharm.D., BCPPS, BCPS, is Clinical Associate Professor for the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist at the Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey. Dr. Meyers completed a Bachelor of Science in Biology degree at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. She completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison and a PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacotherapy Residency at the University of North Carolina Children's Hospital in Chapel Hill.

Dr. Meyers’ practices in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Unit at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Her research focuses on pediatric infectious diseases, pediatric hypertension, and appropriate dosage forms for children. She is very active in the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG) and is the founder of the Garden State PPAG chapter. Dr. Meyers is a Board Certified Pediatric Pharmacy Specialist and a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.


Jamie L. Miller, Pharm.D., BCPPS, BCPS
Associate Professor
University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Children’s Hospital Oklahoma University (OU) Medical Center
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Jamie MillerJamie L. Miller, Pharm.D., BCPPS, BCPS, is Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Clinical and Administrative Sciences at the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Dr. Miller received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy in Weatherford, and completed PGY1 Pharmacy Practice and PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Practice residencies at the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy.

Dr. Miller currently practices as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Children’s Hospital at Oklahoma University Medical Center in Oklahoma City. She serves as the Residency Program Director for the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy and OU Medical Center. Dr. Miller is a Board Certified Pediatric Pharmacy Specialist and Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.


Krystal Moorman, Pharm.D., BCPS
Director Experiential Education and Assistant Clinical Professor
University of Utah College of Pharmacy
Salt Lake City, Utah

Krystal MoormanKrystal Moorman, Pharm.D., BCPS, is Director of Experiential Education and Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Utah College of Pharmacy in Salt Lake City. Dr. Moorman earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Medical University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy in Charleston and completed PGY1 Pharmacy Practice and PGY2 Drug Information residencies at the Medical University of South Carolina. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Utah College of Pharmacy, she served as the Coordinator of Drug Information and Medication Safety at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah, and was a Drug Information Specialist at Kaiser Permanente in Denver, Colorado.

Dr. Moorman’s interests include drug information and medication safety. She is an active member of the Utah Society of Health-System Pharmacists---serving as President and now Immediate Past President. Dr. Moorman has served as Chair and member, ASHP Program Committee; Delegate, 2015 ASHP House of Delegates; and Alternate Delegate, 2016 ASHP House of Delegates. Dr. Moorman has served on the ASHP Advisory Group for Preceptor Development and on the Council on Education and Workforce Development.


Jill A. Morgan, Pharm.D., BCPPS, BCPS
Associate Professor and Chair
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Baltimore, Maryland

Jill MorganJill A. Morgan, Pharm.D., BCPPS, BCPS, is Associate Professor and Chair for Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in Baltimore. Dr. Morgan received a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and completed PGY1 Pharmacy Practice and PGY2 Pediatrics residencies at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. Dr. Morgan’s current practice is in general pediatrics, ambulatory care in pediatric gastrointestinal, and surgery clinics. She is also the Director, PGY2 Pediatrics Residency at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.


Jennifer L. Thackray, Pharm.D., BCPPS, BCPS
Pediatric Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York City, New York

Jennifer ThackrayJennifer L. Thackray, Pharm.D., BCPPS, BCPS, is Pediatric Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York City, New York. Dr. Thackray earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy in Oklahoma City and completed ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy practice and PGY2 pediatric pharmacotherapy specialty residencies at the University of North Carolina Health Clinics in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Dr. Thackray began her tenure at MSKCC in the pediatric oncology department, yet has developed pediatric clinical services in the outpatient leukemia clinic and the outpatient sarcoma clinic. She now rotates through inpatient and outpatient services. Her interests and research efforts include supportive care measures, such as chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, venous thromboembolism, and pain management. Dr. Thackray is a Board Certified Pediatric Pharmacy Specialist and a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.


Lisa T. Thames, Pharm.D., BCPS
Assistant Director, Clinical Pharmacy Services Director, Education Programs
University of Florida Health Shands Hospital
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Florida College of Pharmacy
Gainesville, Florida

Lisa ThamesLisa Thames, Pharm.D., BCPS, is Assistant Director for Clinical Pharmacy Services and Director, Education Programs, at University of Florida (UF) Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville. Dr. Thames is also Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. She earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy and completed PGY1 Pharmacy Practice and PGY2 Pediatric Specialty residencies at the University of Kentucky Healthcare in Lexington. Dr. Thames has served as a pediatric intensive care unit clinical pharmacy specialist, pediatric medication safety and quality clinical pharmacy specialist, PGY1 and PGY2 residency program co-director, and Chief of Pediatric Pharmacy Services at UF Health Shands Hospital.

Dr. Thames has held various leadership positions including Past President of the North Central Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists, founding steering committee member and past Chair of the regional Florida Residency Conference, and past Board of Director for Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Dr. Thames’ primary areas of interest include pediatric medication safety and pharmacy leadership.


Emily S. Waite, Pharm.D., BCOP
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinical Pharmacist
Children's of Alabama
Birmingham, Alabama

Emily WaiteEmily S. Waite, Pharm.D., BCOP, is Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinical Pharmacist at the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s of Alabama in Birmingham. Dr. Waite received a Bachelor of Science in Biology degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy in Auburn, Alabama. She completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Children’s of Alabama in Birmingham. Dr. Waite provides inpatient and outpatient care and serves as a liaison between the Hematology/Oncology and Pharmacy Departments. She also serves as a preceptor for the pharmacy residency program for anticoagulation, hematology, and oncology. Dr. Waite’s practice interests include anticoagulation, sickle cell anemia, hemophilia, and coagulation disorders. She is a Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist.

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