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7 Greenhouse Road Kingston, RI 02881

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Erica Estus, Pharm.D., CGP

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  • Clinical Associate Professor
  • Office: 244E
  • Phone: 401.874.7638
  • Email: estus@uri.edu
  • Mailing Address: 7 Greenhouse Road, Kingston, RI 02881

Biography

Dr. Estus’ teaching, service, and scholarship activities are closely intertwined within her areas of interest focusing on older adults. Through her clinical practice sites at St Elizabeth Home, Omnicare of RI, and South Bay Manor, Dr. Estus introduces students to a variety of older adult settings.

In addition, she co-coordinates and teaches a professional geriatrics elective using innovative teaching strategies to engage students throughout the curriculum.

Dr. Estus is a faculty member of the Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center providing education throughout the state. She is an active member of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP), and serves leadership positions on several national committees.

Dr. Estus started a student ASCP chapter at URI to encourage students to be more involved in outreach activities with older adults, and she is the faculty advisor for this group. Dr. Estus is currently serving as the chair–elect for the Geriatric Special Interest Group for the American Association of College of Pharmacy (AACP) for 2012-2013.

Research

Areas of interest include geriatric pharmacotherapy, long-term care, health literacy, and improving communication between students and older adults through various intergenerational activities.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island, 1996

Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island, 2000

Publications

Estus, EL, Owens, NJ. Nutrition and Exercise in the Older Person. In: Richardson, M, Chant, C, Chessman, KH, Finks, SW, Hemstreet, B, Hume, AL, et al, eds. Pharmacotherapy Self Assessment Program. 7th ed. Geriatrics. Lenexa, KS: American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 155-173 (2011).

Estus, EL. The use of Facebookâ„¢ for academic purposes within a geriatric pharmacotherapy elective course. Am J Pharm Educ 74(8): Article145 (2010).

Estus, EL, Hume, AL, Owens, NJ. Innovations in Teaching: Pharmacotherapy in Geriatrics: Improving Student Perception and Knowledge Through an Active Learning Course Model. Am J Pharm Educ 74(3): Article 38 (2010).

Owens, NJ, Estus, EL. Renal and Urologic Disorders In: Hutchison LC and Sleeper RB, eds. Fundamentals of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy: An Evidence Based Approach. Bethesda, MD: American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists 191-225 (2010).

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