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Anita Jacobson, Pharm.D.

anita jackson
  • Clinical Associate Professor
  • Office: 295B
  • Phone: 401.874.2641
  • Email:
  • Office Location: 7 Greenhouse Road, Kingston, RI 02881


Dr Jacobson’s main area of teaching is in the Integrated Pharmacy Laboratory, which centers around case-based learning, patient simulation activities, motivational interviewing, 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.

Her scholarship focuses around improving pharmacist-patient communication, especially related to vulnerable patient populations and/or conditions associated with stigma, such as mental health and substance use disorders.

Dr Jacobson’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.


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


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.  2016.

Bratberg JP, Jackson AN.  Part II Law: Educating and Empowering Patients and Caregivers: The Pharmacists Role in Reducing the Risk of Opioid Overdose.  Drug Topics. March 2016.

Jackson AN, Bratberg JP.  Part I: Recognition and Referral to Enhance Recovery: The Pharmacists Role in Managing Opioid Dependence and Addiction.  Drug Topics.  February 2016.

Jackson AN.  Cultural Competence and Health Literacy.  American Pharmacists Association Pharmacy Library:  Preceptor Central. September 2015.

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.


Coordinator of the Integrated Pharmacy Practice Laboratories I, II and III, PHC 316, 415 and 416: CV/Renal, ID/Pulmonary and CNS/Psych

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


Past-Chair, Health Disparities and Cultural Competence SIG, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (2014-15)

Past-President, Rhode Island Pharmacists Association (2014-15)

Member and Past-Chair (2011-2015), URI College of Pharmacy Diversity Committee

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

Faculty Advisor, Spanish for Use in the Profession of Pharmacy (SUPP)

Co-Chair, President's Commission on People with Disabilities

Coordinator, URI COP Walgreens Summer Academy


Guido L. Pettinicchio Pharmacist of the Year 2016

Faculty Excellence, Leadership and Service, URI Diversity Award 2016

Advisor Appreciation Award, Student National Pharmaceutical Association 2015

Alumni Achievement Award, URI College of Pharmacy 2015

National Community Pharmacists Association, Pharmacy Leadership Award 2014

McKesson Incoming President’s Award 2014

University of Rhode Island Diversity Award, Organization Excellence, Leadership & Service, SNPhA URI Chapter (Faculty Advisor) 2014

National Alliance of State Pharmacy Association (NASPA) Excellence in Innovation Award 2013

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