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Action in Ambulatory Care: Striving for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Broadcast Date: April 13, 2022


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This conversation surrounds the topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as they relate to ambulatory care pharmacy practice. Speakers will discuss ‘real world’ experiences with DEI and will share opportunities for improvement, goals towards greater equity, and actionable steps that can lead to more inclusive care in their practice.


Blake JohnsonBlake Johnson is a clinical assistant professor in ambulatory care at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. He completed his education at Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy and pursued residency at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, where he completed both his PGY-1 and PGY-2 in Ambulatory Care. His research interests include health disparity and health equity, professional advancement for retail and ambulatory care pharmacists, care quality improvement, and DEI curricular innovation.

Joseph NardolilloJoseph Nardolillo is a clinical assistant professor at Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Detroit, MI. He practices ambulatory care at a primary care clinic within the Henry Ford Health System. He is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island and completed post-graduate residencies at the Albuquerque Indian Health Center and the University of Colorado. His professional interests include population health, chronic disease management in underserved populations, as well as diversity, equity, and inclusion with a particular focus in LGBTQ+ individuals.

Michelle PattersonMichelle Link Patterson, PharmD, BCACP is an ambulatory care clinical pharmacy specialist at Penn Medicine Clinical Care Associates in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After spending three years as a community pharmacist, she completed her PGY1 training at Capital Health in Trenton, New Jersey followed by a PGY2 in Ambulatory Care at Temple University School of Pharmacy in Philadelphia. Dr. Patterson’s clinical interests include transitions of care, deprescribing, geriatrics, and diabetes.

Andrew TenpasAndrew Tenpas, PharmD is currently a clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, joining the faculty in August 2021. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy in 2019. After graduation, he completed a PGY1 Community Pharmacy residency with UnityPoint Health in Cedar Falls, IA, followed by a PGY2 Ambulatory Care residency with the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL.

Tumi OsunsanmiTumi Osunsanmi is a current PGY-1 Resident at Hennepin Healthcare in Minneapolis, MN. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Pharmaceutical Studies in 2019 and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2021 at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS. Her current professional interests include ambulatory care, transitions of care, and teaching. After her PGY-1 residency, Tumi will start her PGY-2 residency training in Ambulatory Care at The University of Kansas Medical Center.

Amber Lanae MartirosovAmber Lanae Martirosov, PharmD, MSc, BCPS, BCACP is an assistant clinical professor of pharmacy practice at Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She is also a Clinical Specialist of Ambulatory Care and pulmonary medicine at Henry Ford Hospital.

Dr. Martirosov designed and implemented an ambulatory care referral clinic focused on managing high-risk pulmonary patients including those with asthma/COPD, ILD, and PAH. The clinic provides comprehensive therapy management, medication access/ adherence assistance, and patient education.


The information presented during the podcast reflects solely the opinions of the presenter. The information and materials are not, and are not intended as, a comprehensive source of drug information on this topic. The contents of the podcast have not been reviewed by ASHP, and should neither be interpreted as the official policies of ASHP, nor an endorsement of any product(s), nor should they be considered as a substitute for the professional judgment of the pharmacist or physician.