Nancy Alvarez, PharmD, BCPS

Associate Dean, Academic and Professional Affairs - Phoenix
Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Science

Dr. Alvarez facilitates learning on leader development topics and is engaged in the Leader Development Institute for the California Pharmacists Association and the Pharmacy Leadership and Education Institute.

She also has teaching interests in pain management and palliative care. She belongs to the American Pharmacists Association, served as its 162nd president and was named a fellow for the organization. She has served as president for the Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society. She also belongs to the Phi Delta Chi Professional Fraternity who renamed its professional and services projects award in her name.

Education & Post Graduate Training: 

Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Arizona, May 1992

Clinical Expertise: 

Community pharmacy practice
Hospice care
Pain

Professional Organizations: 

American Pharmacists Association, President 2017-2018 (31 years)
American Pharmacists Association, Board of Trustees 2009-2012; 2013-2016; 2016-2019
American Pharmacists Association - Academy of Student Pharmacists - National Member at Large 1991-1992
Pharmacy Leadership and Education Institute, Board of Directors 2002-2016; 2019 to present (16 years)
Phi Lambda Sigma, President 2000-2001 (27 years)
Arizona Pharmacy Alliance, Board of Directors 1994-1998; 2019-present (14 years)
California Pharmacists Association (7 years)
Phi Delta Chi Professional Fraternity, Honorary Grand President 2013 (31 years)
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (7 years)
Society of Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacists (1 year)
American College of Clinical Pharmacy (10 years)
American Pain Society (15 years)
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (7 years)

 

Workbooks and Tools Developed

Alvarez NA, Keil G II, Negrete MJ, Grabenstein JD. Lead Grow Shape: A Prescription for Life-Long Leader Development Workbook 2018 (Student Edition). East Hanover, NJ: Pharmacy Leadership and Education Institute, Jan 2018.

Alvarez NA, Keil G II, Negrete MJ, Grabenstein JD. Lead Grow Shape: A Prescription for Life-Long Leader Development Workbook 2018 (Facilitator Edition). East Hanover, NJ: Pharmacy Leadership and Education Institute, Jan 2018.

Gregorian T, Alvarez N, Ayson M, et al.  Tools for Community-Based Pharmacist Patient Care Services to Support Optimal Opioid Use.  JCPhA (2019), vol. 66, no. 2, 12-16.

Select Publications

2018

Alvarez, N. A., "Leading our communities in patient care.", J Am Pharm Assoc (2003), vol. 58, issue 4, pp. 343-345, 2018 Jul - Aug.

2017

Alvarez, N. A., "Treat the patient and not the number: A call to care.", J Am Pharm Assoc (2003), vol. 57, issue 4, pp. 431-434, 2017 Jul - Aug.