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Introduction to Peer Review

August 14, 2023


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Please join us on this week’s pharmacy leadership episode as leaders in the field provide insights and guidance on the peer review podcast. Hear their story of how they first got introduced to the peer review process and the benefits they experienced. In addition, they answer frequently asked questions one might have who is considering becoming a peer reviewer and why you too should consider trying it out! 


Dave PetersonDave Peterson, PharmD, BCPS, (he/him) graduated from the University of Utah College of Pharmacy and completed a Drug Information residency at the University of Utah Drug Information Service, where he has now worked for over 20 years. Dave is on the editorial board for the Journal of Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy, and frequently performs peer review for AJHP and other scientific journals. 

Elyse MacDonaldElyse MacDonald, PharmD, MS, BCPS, (she/her) is the director of pharmacy services focusing on research pharmacy and the interim director for the outpatient oncology pharmacy program at Stanford Health Care. Previously, she was the pharmacy manager for the Investigational Drug Service with University of Utah Health. She trained in Drug Information at the University of Utah Health. She is a current member of the Clinical Leadership Section Advisory Group as part of the Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists for ASHP. 

Sean ChristensenSean Christensen, PharmD, BCPS, (he/him) is a drug information specialist at University of Utah Health. He received a Bachelor’s degree from Utah State University in 2016 and a Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Utah College of Pharmacy in 2020. He completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency in 2021 and a Medication-Use Safety and Policy PGY2 in 2022, both from University of Utah Health. His professional interests include drug information, medication safety, and primary care. 

Laura ButkievichLaura Butkievich, PharmD, MHA, MSHI, BCPS, BCACP, (she/her) is the pharmacy manager for formulary utilization, quality and regulatory at University of Missouri Health Care in Columbia, MO. Her professional practice interests include internal medicine, ambulatory care, transitions of care, population health, pharmacy education, pharmacy residency programs, quality improvement, clinical programs development, clinical patient outcomes measurement, pharmacy research/publication, health care reform, leadership development, and pharmacy management.


Series of 2017 AJHP articles

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.