College of Pharmacy

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Lisa Cohen, Pharm.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Office: 244D
  • Phone: 401.874.2734
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  • Office Location: 7 Greenhouse Road, Kingston, RI 02881


Dr. Cohen’s community practice site is at a CVS regional business office in Lincoln, Rhode Island. This is where she helps to develop community practice sites and community preceptors. She precepts Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) students participating in community-based services including diabetes education programs. She also has a research site at the VA Medical Center in Providence where she teaches group diabetes/cardiovascular medical management classes to patients.


Research interest is in patients with diabetes and other cardiovascular risk factors, such as hyperlipidemia and hypertension. Didactic responsibilities include self-care lectures on nutrition supplementation, ear and ear care, diabetes and foot care. Other didactic responsibilities include hypertension, men’s health, and endocrine conditions.


Pharm.D., University of Rhode Island, 1996

B.S. Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island, 1994


Cohen, LB, Taveira, TH, Wu, WC, Pirraglia, PA. Maintenance of risk factor control in diabetic patients with and without mental health conditions after discharge from a cardiovascular risk reduction clinic. Ann Pharmacother 44(7-8): 1164-1170 (2010).

Taveira, TH, Dooley, AG, Cohen, LB, Khatana, SA,Wu, WC. Pharmacist-led group medical appointments for the management of type 2 diabetes with co-morbid depression in older adults. Ann Pharmacother 45(11):1346-55 (2011). Manuscript ID Q212 RR.

Cohen, LB, Taveira, TH, Khatana, SA, Dooley, AG, Pirraglia, PA, Wu, WC. Pharmacist-led Shared Medical Appointments for Multiple Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes Educ 37(6):Nov/Dec, (2011).

Pirraglia, PA, Rowland, E, Wu, WC, Friedmann, PD, O’Toole, TP, Cohen, LB, Taveira, TH. Benefits of a primary care clinic co-located and integrated in a mental health setting for veterans with serious mental illness. Prev Chronic Dis Feb;9 (2012) :E51 Manuscript ID: PCD-11-0113_.

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