Alexa Valentino

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Alexa Valentino

Alexa Valentino, PharmD

Title
Assistant Professor-Clinical
Unit / Department / Division
Pharmacy Practice and Science
Address
129C Parks Hall
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Professional Interests

Professional Interests

Alexa Sevin Valentino, PharmD, BCACP is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy in the Division of Pharmacy Practice and Sciences at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Duquesne University. She then completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency and PGY2 ambulatory care residency at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy (OSU COP) and is a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Specialist.  Currently, in addition to didactic and experiential teaching, she provides innovative patient-centered care to underserved patient populations at two PrimaryOne Health clinics which are National Committee for Quality Assurance tier-3 patient-centered medical homes. In this setting, she provides disease state management services for diabetes and hypertension, smoking cessation services, comprehensive medication reviews, spirometry and asthma/COPD management.  She also serves as Lead Clinical Pharmacist overseeing all clinical pharmacy programs, two part-time pharmacists, and a pharmacy resident.  In this role, she is serves on several practice-wide committees, most recently including a committee to ensure all the PrimaryOne Health clinics are meeting the clinical quality requirements of Ohio’s Comprehensive Primary Care program.  She is passionate about health administration and clinical team management and is pursuing a Masters in Business Administration at the Ohio State University Fisher College of Business to further her expertise in these areas. Dr. Valentino serves as a site lead in a state-wide demonstration project in partnership with OSU COP, Ohio Department of Health, Ohio Pharmacists Association, and Ohio Association for Community Health Centers to demonstrate the impact of pharmacists providing medication therapy management in federally qualified health centers on chronic disease markers. In this role, she created a process for utilizing population health management to proactively identify patients with uncontrolled diabetes and hypertension and reach out to get them scheduled with a pharmacist. Her areas of focus include developing, implementing, and demonstrating impact of innovative pharmacist services for underserved patient populations in federally qualified health centers. She has a passion for preparing student pharmacists and pharmacists to provide culturally-appropriate care to underserved patients within an interprofessional team. She currently serves as site coordinator for the PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency at OSU COP and PrimaryOne Health. Her research focuses on expansion of pharmacist-provided services in federally qualified health centers and impact of those pharmacist services on outcomes for underserved patient populations.  She also has an interest in the scholarship of teaching and learning, specifically around interprofessional education and service-learning.

Education

  • 2014, PGY2 Community Engagement through Interprofessional Team-Based Care Residency, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, Ambulatory Care
  • 2013, PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency in Ambulatory Care, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
  • 2012, Doctor of Pharmacy, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh
  • APhA Pharmacy-Based Cardiovascular Disease Risk Ma, American Pharmacists Association
  • Community Pharmacy-Based Point-of-Care Testing, National Association of Community Drug Stores
  • Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist, Board of Pharmacy Specialties
  • APhA The Pharmacist and Patient-Centered Diabetes , American Pharmacists Association
  • APhA Pharmacy-based Travel Health Services, American Pharmacists Association
  • Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services, American Pharmacists Association
  • Teaching Certificate, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery, American Pharmacists Association

Honors

  • Presentation Merit Award, 2017
  • 1st Place Research Poster Award, 2016
  • Young Pharmacy Leaders Conference Attendee, 2016
  • 2nd Place Research Poster Award, 2015
  • Walmart Scholars Program Recipient, 2014
  • Poster Presentation Award, 2014
  • Emerging Service-Learning Award, 2014
  • Presentation Merit Award, 2013
  • Excellence in Pharmacy Practice Award for Pharmacy Students, 2012

Journal Articles

  • Sabatino, J.A.; Pruchnicki, M.C.; Sevin, A.M.; Barker, E. et al. Improving prescribing practices: A pharmacist-led educational intervention for nurse practitioner students Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. 2017 Jan; .
  • Sevin, A.M.; Hale, K.M.; Brown, N.V.; McAuley, J.W. Assessing interprofessional education collaborative competencies in service-learning course American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2016 Jan; 80(2):.
  • Sevin, A.M.; Pruchnicki, M.C.; Ulbrich, T.R.; Adkins, S.E. et al. Perceptions of Preparedness for Interprofessional Practice: A Survey of Health Professional Students at Three Universities INNOVATIONS in Pharmacy. 2015 Oct; 6(3):.