College of Pharmacy

7 Greenhouse Road Kingston, RI 02881

pharmcol@etal.uri.edu – 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.

Jeffrey Bratberg, Pharm.D., BCPS

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  • Clinical Professor
  • Office: 244J
  • Phone: 401.419.6303
  • Email: jefbratberg@uri.edu
  • Mailing Address: 7 Greenhouse Road, Kingston, RI 02881

Biography

I possess a strong background in pharmacist and student pharmacist education innovation, pharmacy-based public health projects, and advocating for regulatory and statutory changes to expand pharmacy practice.  As former president of the Rhode Island Pharmacists Association (RIPA), I am well acquainted with the challenges community pharmacists and pharmacies face regarding opioid dispensing, opioid safety, overdose, and addiction. My research interests include expanding pharmacists’ roles in public health, particularly in prevention of opioid drug overdose and death, infectious diseases prevention, expansion of immunization practice, and emergency preparedness.  I have served as a consultant on a grant examining pharmacy staff attitudes and experiences of selling over the counter syringes to injection drug users and currently serve as an expert on a grant examining methods of connecting HIV positive patients with substance use disorders to pharmacies that dispense naloxone.  I consult for prescribetoprevent.org, a website devoted to opioid overdose education and naloxone training. I help implement, expand, and study the outcomes of the Rhode Island Collaborative Pharmacy Practice Agreement for naloxone (CPAN), a partnership between the RI Department of Health, RI Board of Pharmacy, an addiction medicine provider and nearly every Rhode Island Walgreens and CVS pharmacy, totaling 88 pharmacies and almost 350 pharmacists. I am a co-investigator on a 3-year, $1.5 million federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) grant to innovate, test, demonstrate, and catalogue how to optimize pharmacy based naloxone in RI and MA.

Research

Opioid Safety, Overdose Prevention, Infectious Diseases, Public Health, Emergency Preparedness, Bioterrorism, Pharmacy Professionalism, Technology in Teaching, Team-Based Learning, Pharmacy Advocacy

Education

B.S. Pharmaceutical Sciences, North Dakota State University (NDSU), 1998
Minors in Microbiology and Chemistry
Doctor of Pharmacy, NDSU, 2000
Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, 2002, 2009

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