Student Resources

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


Our mission is to promote an academic environment and community that is diverse, antiracist, inclusive, and equitable for all students, faculty and staff. We as individuals strive to improve our understanding of inequity and disparities, locally and globally, to recognize where we have failed members of our society.  We acknowledge our responsibility in dismantling systems of racism and inequity and are committed to ensuring our practice and policies are equitable and just for all as articulated in our College of Pharmacy Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Plan.

college of pharmacy dean E. Paul LarratDean’s Message

At the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy, we fervently believe that diversity enhances our community, creating more successful scientists and more caring and effective clinicians. We are committed to a learning environment that is reflective of the varied background of our students, faculty and staff. Ours is a setting that reflects our professionalism, integrity, empathy and respect and ultimately leads us to our shared vision of “excellence through leadership”.
E. Paul Larrat, R.Ph., Ph.D.

DEI Committee

Faculty & Staff



Clinical Associate Professor

Office: 244R

Associate Professor

Office: 265A


Associate Professor

Office: 395L Lab: 480


Associate Teaching Professor / Co-Director Patient Simulation Laboratory

Office: 244G

Research Assistant Professor

Office: 395A Lab 440

401.874.2711 (office) 401.874.7654 (lab)

Clinical Professor

Office: 244M


Coordinator, Pharmacy Outreach Program

Office: 295K



Aminah Islam (PharmD student)
Elisa Quinones (PharmD student)
Christine Wu (PharmD student)
Tracey King (PharmD student)


Education & Training

Implicit Association Test
This is a test to determine hidden biases from Project Implicit at Harvard University.

Open Mind
This interactive platform offers a set of tools to think clearly and communicate constructively across differences. (Go to the “Get Started” tab and click “Individual User” to sign up.)



News & Events


Health Equity Scholarship: please note that this page will not automatically update and might not reflect the most recent work of our faculty.


  • Hagle HN, Martin M, Winograd R, Merlin J, Finnell DS, Bratberg J, et al. Dismantling racism against Black, Indigenous, and people of color across the substance use continuum: A position statement of the association for multidisciplinary education and research in substance use and addiction. Subst Abus. 2021;42(1):5-12. doi:10.1080/08897077.2020.1867288
  • Abdul-Mutakabbir JC, Hirsch EB, Ko C, Brown BR, Bandali A, Mordino J, et al. A call to action: A need for initiatives that increase equitable access to COVID-19 therapeutics. Lancet Reg Health Am. 2022;11:100263. doi:10.1016/j.lana.2022.100263
  • Ko C, Hirsch E, Bandali A, Astle K, Brown J, Childs-Kean L, Abdul-Mutakabbir J, Saunders I, Mordino J, Brown BR. Brighter Horizons: The Necessity of Concentrated Sponsorship Targeted Toward Minoritized Pharmacy Students. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2022;62(3):701-705. doi:10.1016/j.japh.2022.03.004
  • Buchanan AL*, Sun T, Wu J, Aroke H, Bratberg B, Rich J, Kogut S, Hogan J. Toward evaluation of disseminated causal effects of medications for opioid use disorder within provider-based clusters using routinely-collected health data. Statistics in Medicine. In Press, 2022.
  • Webb AJ, Borrelli EP, Vyas A, Taylor LE, Buchanan AL. The effect of antiretroviral therapy with high central nervous system penetration on HIV-related cognitive impairment: a systematic review and meta-analysis. AIDS Care. In Press, 2022.
  • Buchanan AL*, Bessey S, Goedel WC, King MRF, Murray EJ, Friedman SR, Halloran ME, Marshall BDL. Disseminated effects in agent based models: A potential outcomes framework to inform pre-exposure prophylaxis coverage levels for HIV prevention. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2021 May 4;190(5):939-948.
  • Abreu AM, Young RM, Buchanan AL, Lofgren, IE, Okronipa H, Larety A, Ashorn P, Adu-Afarwuah S, Dewey KG, Oaks BM. Prenatal lipid-based nutrient supplementation has no effect on the risk of maternal hypertension but maternal hypertension is significantly associated with adverse birth outcomes in a Ghanaian cohort. The Journal of Nutrition. 2021 Jun 1;151(6):1637-1645.
  • Yedinak JL, Goedel WC, Paul K, Lebeau R, Krieger MS, Thompson C, Buchanan AL, Coderre T, Boss R, Rich JD, Marshall BDL. Defining a recovery-oriented cascade of care for opioid use disorder: A community-driven, statewide cross-sectional assessment. PLoS Medicine, 16(11), e1002963, 2019.
  • Sudfeld CR, Buchanan AL, Ulenga N, Spiegelman D, Mtisi E, Hertzmark E, Muya AN, Sando D, Mungure E, Mizinduko M, Fawzi WW. Implementation of routine multivitamin supplementation decreases mortality and improves HIV-related outcomes for Tanzanian HIV-infected adults enrolled in HIV treatment and care. AIDS. 33(1), 93-100, 2019.
  • Jacobson AN, Sias JJ. Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs: An Interactive Approach to Self Care. 20th Edition. Chapter 3: Multicultural Aspects of Self-Care. Spring 2020.
  • Jacobson AN, Matson K, Mathews J, Parkhill A, Scartabello T. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Inclusion:  Survey of Campus Climate in Colleges and Schools of Pharmacy. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning.  Jan/Feb 2017;9(1):60-65.
  • Jackson AN.  Cultural Competence and Health Literacy.  American Pharmacists Association Pharmacy Library:  Preceptor Central. September 2015.
  • 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.
  • Kogut SJ. Racial disparities in medication use: imperatives for managed care pharmacy. J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2020;26(11):1468-1474. doi:10.18553/jmcp.2020.26.11.1468

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