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Office: Stark Learning Center

Phone: 5704084292

Email: karenbeth.bohan@wilkes.edu

Dr. KarenBeth H. Bohan

Associate Professor

Pharmacy Practice


Dr. KarenBeth Bohan is a tenured Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Wilkes University Nesbitt College of Pharmacy and Nursing. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Maryland in 1988 and is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist. Prior to joining academia in 2003, she co-managed the Antimicrobial Utilization Program at Geisinger Health System in Danville, PA. Her prior practice experiences are varied and include long-term care consulting as well as Director of Pharmacy at Shamokin Area Community Hospital in Coal Township, PA. She currently maintains a clinical practice site at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital where she works with the physicians of the Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education Family Residency Program and precepts pharmacy students during their Internal Medicine acute care experiential rotation. In addition, Dr. Bohan has developed a Global Health elective experiential rotation in Kampala and Masindi, Uganda in collaboration with Makerere University Department of Pharmacy. Once a year she accompanies and precepts forth-professional year pharmacy students during this 4-week experience of learning and serving.

Education and Training

  • Pre-Pharmacy, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Maryland at Baltimore

Certificates and Certifications

  • Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS)
  • Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery, Trainer
  • Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery, Immunizer
  • CPR for Healthcare Professionals

Selected Teaching

  • Pharmacotherapy of Infectious Diseases
  • Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience- Internal Medicine
  • Information Mastery/Drug Information
  • Pharmacy Care Lab Assessment Series
  • Immunizations

Selected Scholarship

Grant: Assessing the Needs of Stakeholders and Development of a Plan to Advance Pharmaceutical Care in Uganda. Principal Investigator: Dr. KarenBeth Bohan, Associate Professor, Wilkes University; Co-Investigators: Harnisha Patel, Pharm.D. Candidate Class of 2014; Robert BD Otto, BPharm, MSc, Makerere University Department of Pharmacy, Kampala, Uganda; Samuel Opio, BPharm, MSc, Secretary, Pharmaceutical Society of Uganda, Kampala, Uganda. [Funded through a Wilkes’ institutional grant totaling $4200; research is ongoing- data collection to start Summer 2013]

Bohan KH , Otto, RBD, Patel H, Opio S. An initial assessment of pharmacy practioners’ perceptions of pharmaceutical care in Uganda. Am J Pharm Educ 2013; 77(5):51. (Published Abstract)

Bohan KH, Roke-Thomas, M, Odoi, RA, Shipula, J. Assessing the Impact of Water Improvement, Sanitation, and Hygiene Education Initiatives on Health in Uganda. Am J Pharm Educ 2012; 76(5):46. (Published Abstract)

Bohan KH, Malinowski, J. Programmatic Assessment of Reflective Learning in a Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience Course. Am J Pharm Educ 2012; 76(5):22. (Published Abstract)

Bohan KH . Book Review of: Pharmacy Education: What Matters in Teaching & Learning (Sylvia LM, Barr JT). Am J Pharm Educ. 2011; 75(2):31.

Bohan KH . Gout and Hyperuricemia. In: Mary Anne Koda-Kimble, et al., eds. Applied Therapeutics: The Clinical Use of Drugs. 10th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2012. pp.45.1-45.15.

Bohan KH , Holt-Macey M, Patel K, Trombetta D, Welch A. Pass/Fail vs. Graded Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE): Current Practices and Stakeholders Opinions. Am J Pharm Educ 2010; 74(5):96. (Published Abstract)

Bohan KH , et al. A surveillance study to determine the prevalence of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Pharmacotherapy 2008; 28(4): 47e. (Published Abstract)

Bohan, KH , Mansuri T, Wilson, N. Anticonvulsant hypersensitivity syndrome: a review and implications for pharmaceutical care. Pharmacotherapy 2007; 27(10):1425-1439.

Selected Service

  • E*Value Administrator (ePortfolio), School of Pharmacy
  • Institutional Review Board Member, Wilkes-Barre General Hospital
  • Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Member, Wilkes-Barre General Hospital
  • Past Chair, University General Education Committee (2010-2012)
  • Past Chair, School of Pharmacy Assessment Committee (2006-2009)
  • Co-Chair Middle States Working Group B (2008-2010)
  • Member: American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, American Society of Health System Pharmacists, Pennsylvania Association of Health System Pharmacists

Selected Honors and Awards

  • Fulbright Specialists Roster, 2013
  • Wilkes Faculty Achievement Award, AY07-08
  • National Rho Chi Chapter Advisor of the Year, 2008
  • School of Pharmacy Teacher of the Year awarded by the 2nd Professional Year Class, 2008
  • Outstanding New Faculty Award, 2006


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