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Manouchkathe Cassagnol, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCP, FACC, FAHA

Manouchkathe Cassagnol is a clinical professor in the clinical health professions department of the St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (the College) where she also serves as assistant dean of community engagement, equity, and belonging, assistant director of the Urban Institute, and executive director of the Academic Center for Equity and Inclusion, a
University-wide initiative. Dr. Cassagnol is also a clinical specialist in cardiovascular pharmacotherapy at Nassau University Medical Center.

Dr. Cassagnol served for four years as the program coordinator of the Changing Faces of Pharmacy: Student Enrichment Program, an educational outreach program to introduce underrepresented minority high school populations to the pharmacy profession. She serves on the faculty for the College’s MOBILE clinic (MOving through communities to Better lives using Interprofessional Learners and Educators), which provides culturally responsive, patient-centered preventive health, medication management, and health education services. She is also a preceptor for the College’s global mission trip elective to Jamaica, which promotes development of culturally responsive care and serves as a mentor for St. John’s University Ozanam Scholars.

A frequent presenter on the topic of cardiovascular pharmacotherapy at state and national healthcare meetings, Dr. Cassagnol has published numerous papers in the area of cardiology. She also speaks to community groups about safe medication use.

She is a member of the ASHP Council on Education and Workforce Development, and is a past member of the ASHP New Practitioners Forum Clinical Specialists and Scientists Advisory Group, and the New York State Council of Health-System Pharmacists Professional Affairs Committee. She is a past president of the Association of Black Health-System Pharmacists and, in 2010, was named the recipient of the ABHP President Award.

Dr. Cassagnol earned her Pharm.D. from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in Tallahassee. She then completed ASHP-accredited postgraduate year one (PGY1) pharmacy practice residency and PGY2 Internal Medicine Pharmacotherapy residencies at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. She later completed a Drug Interaction Editorial Fellowship at the Medical Letter Inc.