Justina E. Ogbuokiri, BSc, RPh, PharmD, FASCP
, is an associate professor of Clinical Pharmacy
at Xavier College of Pharmacy and the Consultant Clinical Pharmacist at the HIV Outpatient Clinic of the Medical Center of Louisiana in New Orleans. She has over 30 years of experience in her field of expertise.
Dr. Ogbuokiri designed community-based population focus care delivery models and curricula for adults living with HIV / AIDS
and developed peer-to-peer relationships with physicians and drug therapy management services in the clinical management of patients with HIV / AIDS for the past decade and previously in tropical diseases.
Dr. Ogbuokiri has presented over 50 HIV workshops and traineeships to providers locally within the tri-state area and nationally since 1996. She has provided medication management services in HIV / AIDS to the HIV Outpatient Program (HOP) in New Orleans, with a patient load of 3,000-plus registered patients, the largest HIV ambulatory care clinic in the Southeastern Region of the United States.
- Dr. Ogbuokiri currently serves as a researcher and consultant to the World Health Organization Tropical Diseases Research Programme in Onchocerciasis, a clinical pharmacy specialist and consultant to the HIV Outpatient Program, and Co-principal investigator to the National Minority AIDS Education and Training Center. She also offers technical support and consultant to the HIV / AIDS pharmaceutical industry and Health Resources Service Administration (HRSA) in the area of HIV / AIDS, mental disorders, and other co-morbidities.
Specific Areas of Expertise
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- Pharmacokinetic studies of drugs used in onchocerciasis and malaria
- Operational research in key tropical diseases such as malaria and onchocerciasis
- Preceptorships and workshops in the pharmaceutical care process in HIV / AIDS
- Development of web-based teaching strategies and a web-site for HIV student preceptorship
- Design and development of workshop curricula based on provider needs assessment
- Capacity building for community-based AIDS service organizations (ASOs)
- Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) committee and drug formulary management
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