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The RAPID Alliance: Research to Accelerate Pharmacist/Pharmacy Innovation and Delivery of Services to Improve Population Health

Broadcast Date: July 12, 2021


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The RAPID Alliance seeks to advance implementation science-informed strategies for protecting and improving US population health and wellbeing through pharmacists and pharmacies working in collaboration with connected stakeholders during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Expert scientists based at the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences within the Center for Health Organization Transformation are creating an enhanced research infrastructure that aims to enable all stakeholders to work collaboratively to optimize medication therapies. Members of the research team will participate in this podcast.


Anna Legreid-DoppAnna Dopp, Pharm.D., serves as the Senior Director of Clinical Guidelines and Quality Improvement at ASHP. Prior to this role, Dr. Dopp served as the Vice President of Public Affairs for the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin while practicing as a clinical pharmacist at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. She also served as a Pharmacy Benefit Consultant with WEA Trust in Madison, WI and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy. Dr. Dopp received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University Of Minnesota College Of Pharmacy and served as a Congressional Health Policy Fellow with the United States Senate.

Demetria AntimisiarisDemetra Antimisiaris, Pharm.D., CGP, FASCP, is the director of the University of Louisville’s Frazier Polypharmacy and Medication Management Program, a program dedicated to education, research, and outreach regarding Polypharmacy. She completed her geriatric pharmacy residency in the late 1980’s and worked in the private sector as a consultant pharmacist, before joining academia mid-career. Her research interest are multi-stake holder medication use, health systems analytics, and medication use risk modeling. Additionally, she teaches in the schools of medicine, dentistry, and public health; provides a polypharmacy consult service, and leads an institutional initiative for digital literacy in blockchain technology.

Judah ThornewillDr. Judah Thornewill is passionate about improving health and wellbeing through large-scale research-driven collaborations. He serves as Assistant Professor, Executive-in-Residence and Principal Investigator of the RAPID Alliance/STAR Study in the National Science Foundation Center for Health Organization Transformation, School of Public Health and Information Sciences, University of Louisville. The RAPID Alliance/STAR Study is speeding up adoption of transformational innovations in the US pharmacy sector, digital technology, and related domains in health.


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.