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Jeffrey Bratberg, Pharm.D.

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

Biography

Dr. Bratberg is well acquainted with the challenges community pharmacists and pharmacies face regarding opioid dispensing, safety, overdose, and addiction. In 2012, Dr. Bratberg, along with a URI student pharmacist, co-developed an overdose education and naloxone training program for pharmacists in the first-in-nation statewide Collaborative Pharmacy Practice Agreement for naloxone.  He is an unpaid consultant for prescribetoprevent.org, a website devoted to opioid overdose education and naloxone training, that hosts an online continuing professional education program that has trained over 10,000 pharmacists nationwide. In 2015, he was selected to serve as a member of the RI Governor’s Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force, to create and implement a plan that addresses prevention, treatment, overdose reversal, and recovery of citizens affected by opioid use disorders. He is a consultant or co-investigator on federal grants from NIDA, CDC, AHRQ, and the URI Foundation.  Dr. Bratberg is the 2016 NASPA National Cardinal Health Generation Rx Award winner. The Generation Rx Champions Award honors a pharmacist who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to raising awareness of the dangers of prescription drug misuse among the general public, as well as the pharmacy community. Finally, Dr. Bratberg is the guest editor of the first ever Special Issue on Opioid Safety and Naloxone of the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association (Mar/April 2017).

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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