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.
Dr. Bohan’s primary teaching responsibility at Wilkes is Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy. She is a certified trainer for the APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunizations Delivery Program and has presented numerous programs both to Wilkes students and pharmacists nationally. Her experiential teaching site is Wilkes-Barre General Hospital where she precepts both introductory and advanced pharmacy practice experiences (IPPE & APPE) in Internal Medicine.
Her most recent endeavor involves the development of a global education Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) in Uganda. After years of planning, her first trip accompanied by one pharmacy student was Summer 2011 where she also conducted research in the Masindi region of Uganda to evaluate the impact of safe water and sanitation initiatives on the health of people of the local villages. In September 2012, she returned to Uganda for 4 weeks with 4 pharmacy students to learn and study with students at Makerere University in Kampala as well as volunteer in a variety of rural service organizations (health clinics, hospitals, pharmacies, The Red Cross, The Water Trust, The Aids Support Organization). Dr. Bohan also continues her water research with a non-governmental organization called, The Water Trust.
Dr. Bohan serves as the E*Value administrator (electronic portfolio) for the School of Pharmacy and has presented on assessment and e-portfolios at national meetings. In addition, she has authored the Gout and Hyperuricemia chapter for the textbook, Applied Therapeutics and is the past-chair of the University Faculty’s General Education Committee (2010-2012).