Bernadette Cornelison, PharmD, MS, BCPS

Assistant Professor
Pharmacist, Alvernon Family Medicine Clinic

Bernadette Cornelison, PharmD, MS, BCPS, assistant professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, co-coordinates the self-care therapeutics course for first-year student pharmacists. She is the ambulatory care clinical pharmacist at the Alvernon Family Medicine Clinic where she serves as a preceptor for PGY2 Ambulatory Care residents and APPE students. Her research focuses on care transitions and inter-professional education.

Cornelison’s abstracts and presentations address sustainable community service, hospital operations management, drug expenditures, medication management, and chronic disease states. She belongs to the American Pharmacists Association, American Society of Health System Pharmacy, Arizona Pharmacy Association, Phi Delta Chi, Phi Lambda Sigma and Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services Collaborative.

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Education & Post Graduate Training: 

MS, Social and Administrative Pharmacy, University of Minnesota, 2014
PharmD, University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, 2012
BS, Biology, University of New Mexico, 2008
BA, Chemistry, University of New Mexico, 2008

Clinical Expertise: 

Ambulatory Care in Family Medicine
Diabetes
Hypertension
Hyperlipidemia
Polypharmacy
Asthma/COPD
Smoking Cessation
Underserved populations

Areas of Research: 

Drug expenditures
Self-care therapeutics
Medication management
Transitions of care services
Care for underserved patient populations

Types of Research: 
Behavioral Research
Medication Safety
Professional Organizations: 

American Pharmacists Association, Member (2008-present)
Preceptor for University of Minnesota Project CHANCE 2012, 2013, 2014
American Society of Health System Pharmacy, Member (2008-present)
Arizona Pharmacy Association (AzPA), Member (2016-present)
Phi Delta Chi Professional Fraternity University of Arizona Alpha Nu Chapter (2008-present)
American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Member (2017-present)