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7 Greenhouse Road Kingston, RI 02881 – Office: 401.874.2761 Fax: 401.874.2181

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The University of Rhode Island Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

Anita Jackson, Pharm.D.

  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Office: 295B
  • Phone: 401.874.2641
  • Email:
  • Mailing Address: 7 Greenhouse Road, Kingston, RI 02881


Dr Jackson’s main area of teaching is in the Integrated Pharmacy Laboratory, which centers around case-based learning, patient simulation activities, objective structured clinical examination, and patient counseling. Didactically she delivers content in the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum in the areas of Renal Assessment, Acute Renal Insufficiency and Drug-Induced Renal Disease, Fluid Electrolyte and Acid-Base Disorders, Chronic Kidney Disease, GERD and Peptic Ulcer Disease, and Cultural Competence and Health Disparities.

Dr Jackson’s clinical practice site is Eleanor Slater Hospital, which is part of the Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals. Her work experience as a pharmacist includes community and long-term acute care, as well as clinical practice in a variety of ambulatory and acute care settings. She serves as the Chair of the College of Pharmacy Diversity Committee and as the Faculty Advisor for the URI Chapter of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association.

Coordinator of the Integrated Pharmacy Practice Laboratory II and III, PHC 415 and 416: ID/Pulmonary and CNS/Psych

Instructor in the Integrated Pharmacy Practice Laboratory I, PHC 316: CV/Renal

Lecturer in the Cardiovascular/Renal Core PHP/BPS 310 and PHP 332: Assessment of Renal Function, Acute Kidney Injury and Drug Induced Renal Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease, and Fluid/Electrolyte and Acid/Base Disorders

Lecturer in the Pediatrics Elective, PHP 440: Autism Spectrum Disorders

Lecturer in the Gastrointestinal/Endocrine Core, PHP 414: Peptic Ulcer Disease and Gastroesohpageal Reflux Disease

Lecturer, Pharmacy Practice in Contemporary Health Care, PHP 317: Cultural Competence, Health Disparities, and Patient Counseling


Innovative collaborative practice agreements and expanding pharmacist-directed patient care, preventing and detecting medication-related problems, interprofessional education, cultural competence and diversity


Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island, 1998

PGY1 Residency, Pharmacy Practice, University of Rhode Island, 1999

PGY2 Residency, Primary Care, Coastal Medical, 2000

Clinical Pharmacist, Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Hospitals, Eleanor Slater Hospital


Kogut SJ, Goldestein E, Charbonneau,C, Jackson AN, Patry, G.  Improving Medication Management After a Hospitalization with Pharmacist Home Visits and Electronic Personal Health Records: An Observational Study. Drug, Healthcare and Patient Safety.  Jan 2014;6:1-6.  DOI: 

Jackson AN, Orr KK, Bratberg JP, Silverblatt F.  Pharmacist Initiation of Post-Exposure Doxycycline for Lyme Prophylaxis.  Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. Jan/Feb 2014;54:69-73.  doi: 10.1331/JAPhA.2014.13106.

O’Connell MG, Jackson AN, Chen AM, Poirier T, Vyas D, O’Neil CK, Rodriquez de Bittner M, Lee SY, Echeverri M, Karaoui LR.  American College of Clinical Pharmacy White Paper.  Cultural Competency in Health Care and Its Implications for Pharmacy Part 3b: Emphasis on Pharmacy Education Policies, Procedures and Climate.  Pharmacotherapy.  Dec 2013;33(12):1371 doi: 10.1002/phar.1352.

O’Connell MB, Rodriguez de Bittner M, Poirier T, Karaoui LR, Echeverri M, Chen AM, Lee SY, Vyas D, O’Neil CK, Jackson AN.   American College of Clinical Pharmacy White Paper.  Cultural Competency in Health Care and Its Implications for Pharmacy Part 3A: Emphasis on Pharmacy Education Curriculums and Future Directions.  Pharmacotherapy.  Dec 2013;33(12):1370 doi:  10.1002/phar.1353.

Jackson AN, MacDonnell CP.  Constructing an Educationally Based Electronic Medical Record for use as a Teaching Tool in a Pharmacy Practice Laboratory. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference in Education, Research and Innovation.  Nov 2013:5256-5258.  ISBN: 978-84-616-3847-5  ISSN: 2340-1095.

 Jackson AN, Kogut SJ.  Pharmacist identification of patients at risk for aspirin-induced upper gastrointestinal bleeding: use of electronic personal health records.  The Consultant Pharmacist.  May 2013; 28(5): 313-318.

Jackson AN, Hume, AL.  Aspirin for CV prevention- for which patients?  Journal of Family Practice.  2011 Sept; 60(9): 518-23.

MacDonnell CP, Derreza AJ, Lavin MD, Cohen SA, Cohen L.  Impact of an interdisciplinary practice laboratory on pharmacy and nursing students’ perceptions of health care roles.  International Journal of Pharmacy Education and Practice.  Spring 2011.  Volume 7, Issue 1.


Chair, Health Disparities and Cultural Competence SIG, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

President, Rhode Island Pharmacists Association

Chair, URI College of Pharmacy Diversity Committee

Faculty Advisor, Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) URI Chapter

Member, University of Rhode Island Equity Council

Coordinator, URI COP Walgreens Summer Academy

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