Professional Profile

Alexandra Perez Rivera, Pharm.D., M.S.

Photo Assistant Professor
Dept: Sociobehavioral and Administrative Pharmacy
Phone: 954-262-1295
Email: alperez@nova.edu
Campus: Fort Lauderdale

Biosketch:
Dr. Alexandra Perez Rivera has developed a strong scholarly path in the field of pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research specifically in the areas of diabetes and clinical pharmacy services. During her time as an assistant professor at NSU COP, Dr. Perez has had different roles in several research projects. She was a co-investigator and an intervention pharmacist in a completed randomized clinical trial evaluating the effect of pharmacist services on diabetes outcomes among the South Florida Latino population. She is currently a principal investigator in a randomized clinical trial evaluating the effect of text messaging aimed to improve medication adherence among diabetes patients. She is the outcomes researcher and data analyst for an American Association of Diabetes Educators funded prospective cohort study evaluating the effect a multi-level diabetes education team in patient medical homes on diabetes outcomes. She was also a leader in the development of multiple comprehensive primary research reviews on the clinical efficacy, safety and cost-effectiveness of medical technologies in the diabetes population. These reviews advised the Colombian Health Regulatory Agency (Comision Reguladora de Salud- CRES) in the decision making process for incorporating these technologies into their national public health program formulary. She was a main contributor and second author in a published meta-analysis evaluating the clinical effectiveness of an injectable diabetes drug. Dr. Perez was also a co-investigator and statistician in a retrospective study evaluating the effect of medication therapy management services delivered by a clinical pharmacist in an indigent clinic. She has also been a co-investigator in two systematic reviews of economic evaluations of clinical pharmacy services, one in which she was the first author (2001-2005 White Paper publication). Dr. Perez has demonstrated the ability to apply both her clinical and research training with the purpose of pursuing a clear research path in pharmacoeconomic and outcomes research in the area of diabetes and health services at the national and international levels. These are strong building blocks towards the pursuit of a strong scholarly career in her chosen field. As an assistant professor, Dr. Perez has taught Pharmacoeconomics for five years. She also designed an Applied Secondary Data Analysis elective course that teaches pharmacy students how to conduct a study using the National Health and Nutrition and Examination survey data and SPSS. She is the National Pharmacy Honor Society Gama Theta Chapter advisor.
 
Research Interests:
Secondary database analysis using the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) database, diabetes outcomes, race/ethnic disparities in diabetes management
Research Interests keywords:
pharmacoeconomics, clinical outcomes research, diabetes, cardiology, atrial fibrillation, heart failure, pharmacy, clinical pharmacy services, pharmacist

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