Alexa Carlson, PharmD, MEd, BCPS

Associate Clinical Professor

Department of Pharmacy and Health Systems Sciences, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Office: R218TF

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 617-373-3520

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Alexa Carlson joined Northeastern University in 2012 after she received her Doctor of Pharmacy at Butler University, completed a PGY1 residency at Temple University Hospital, and a PGY2 in Internal Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center. In 2019 she completed her master’s degree in education, with a focus on eLearning and Instructional Design. She teaches primarily in Comprehensive Disease Management, and developed and has coordinated the general medicine elective since 2015. Dr. Carlson also serves as the faculty advisor for Rho Chi. In addition to her work at Northeastern, Dr. Carlson maintains a practice site in adult internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center where she percepts pharmacy students and residents. Her interests include scholarship of teaching and learning, and a vast array of internal medicine topics like COPD and gout.


Doctor of Pharmacy from Butler University
MEd Northeastern University
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Temple University Hospital
PGY2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System


Clinical Faculty
Adult Internal Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Selected Honors and Awards

Rho Chi National Faculty Advisor Award
AACP Top Student Poster
Northeastern University, School of Pharmacy Teaching Excellence Award

Select Publications

Sibicky S, Carlson A. Enhancing advanced pharmacy practice experiences through the use of Web 2.0 technologies. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2021 Dec;13(12):1690-1701. doi:10.1016/j.cptl.2021.09.043.Epub 2021 Sep 26

Britt RS, Pearson JC, Mahoney MV, Carlson AA. Ceftaroline-Induced Thrombocytopenia: A Case Report. Ann Pharmacother. 2019; 53(7):762-763.

Carlson AA, Smith EA, Reid DJ. The stats are in: an update on statin use in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.Intl J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2015; 10: 2277-2284.

Reid DJ, Carlson AA. Clinical use of aclidinium in patients with COPD. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2014; 9: 369-379.

Voils SA, Carlson A. Association of deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) with missed doses of prophylactic antithrombotic medications in ICU patients: a case-control study. Ann Pharmacother. 2014; 48 (10): 1294-1297.


Courses Taught

PHMD 4641 Comprehensive Disease Management 4
PHMD 4631 Comprehensive Disease Management 3
PHMD 4621 Comprehensive Disease Management 2
PHMD 4611 Comprehensive Disease Management 1
PHMD 4700 Principles of General Medicine