Carla Bouwmeester, MS, PharmD, BCGP, BCPS, FASCP

Clinical Professor

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

Office: 140 The Fenway, R220

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 617-373-8937

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Dr. Bouwmeester is responsible for didactic and experiential teaching and maintains a clinic practice site at the Harbor Health Elder Service Plan which is a PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) model of care. She manages clinical pharmacy services under a collaborative practice agreement within an interprofessional team setting. She also oversees medication utilization within the PACE program as a member of the quality assurance performance improvement (QAPI) committee. Additional clinical activities include immunization monitoring, comprehensive medication reviews, anticoagulation management, and medication education with an emphasis on dementia care. The interprofessional collaboration within the PACE organization and unique patient population (nursing home eligible older adults currently residing in a community setting) are ideal for implementing translational research. Her clinical practice and research interests focus on effective medication management and coordination of care for frail older adults residing in community settings. Dr. Bouwmeester is recognized as a fellow of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) and served as chair of several national ASCP committees as well as president and board members of the Massachusetts chapter. She is also involved with the American Geriatrics Society and was recently co-chair of the Pharmacists Section.  


Post-grad Residency – Massachusetts General Hospital  
PharmD – Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences  
MS Library and Information Science – Simmons College  
BA Molecular and Cell Biology – University of California, Berkley  

Research Interest

Geriatrics, Deprescribing (appropriate medication use), Dementia, Interprofessional experiential education 


Harbor Health Elder Service Plan
Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) 
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist  
1135 Morton St. Mattapan, MA 02126 Office: (617) 533-2400 x3530 [email protected] 

Selected Honors and Awards

Bouve College Kenerson Faculty Scholarship Award, 2022.
American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Outstanding Student Preceptor Award and Educator of the Year Award. Presented at the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. November 2021. 
APhA Academy of Pharmaceutical Research & Science (APhA–APRS) Clinical Research Paper Award. 2021. Rose TN, Jacobs ML, Reid DJ, Bouwmeester CJ, Conley MP, Fatehi B, Matta TM, Barr JT. Real-world impact on monthly glucose-lowering medication cost, HbA1c, weight, and polytherapy after initiating a GLP-1 receptor agonist. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2020 Jan-Feb;60(1):31-38.e1. 
Emerging Leaders in Aging Scholar 2016-2017. Sponsored by Tideswell at UCSF, American Geriatrics Society (AGS), and the Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs (ADGAP) 
Gerald Schumacher Pharmacy Faculty Award, 2012. Northeastern University, Bouvé College of Health Sciences, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Selected Publications 

Sibicky SL, Pogge EK, Bouwmeester C, Butterfoss KH, Ulen KR, Meyer KS. Pharmacists’ Impact on Older Adults Transitioning to and From Patient Care Centers: A Scoping Review. J Pharm Pract. 2022 Sep 3:8971900221125014. doi: 10.1177/08971900221125014. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36062533. 
Early N, Callas A*, Sarbacker GB, Bouwmeester C, Bartucca M. Experiential pharmacy education during a pandemic: Lessons learned. Senior Care Pharmacist. 2021 Aug 1;36(8):375-380. doi: 10.4140/TCP.n.2021.375. PMID: 34311815. 
Mullakary J*, Visintainer S*, Tucci M*, Dionne B, Conley M, Reid D, Matta T, Bartucca M, Bouwmeester C. A multicenter retrospective review of antibiotic prescribing patterns for treatment of urinary tract infections in the primary care setting. Journal of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. 2021 June;4(6): 689-96. 
Longo SL*, Ryan JM*, Sheehan KB*, Reid DJ, Conley MP, Bouwmeester C. Evaluation of vitamin B12 monitoring in patients on metformin in urban ambulatory care settings. Pharmacy Practice. 2019 Jul-Sep;17(3):1499. doi: 10.18549/PharmPract.2019.3.1499. Epub 2019 Sep 13. PubMed PMID: 31592289 
Bouwmeester C, Kraft J*, Bungay KM. Optimizing inhaler use by pharmacist-provided education to community-dwelling elderly. Respiratory Medicine. 2015 Oct;109(10):1363-1368. doi 10.1016/j.rmed.2015.07.013. Epub 2015 Jul 20. PubMed PMID: 26341546. * Students/residents 

Selected Public Service

American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP)  
Education Advisory Committee 
Pharmacy Educators and Research Council  
American Geriatrics Society (AGS)  
Pharmacists section, Co-chair  
National PACE Association 
Medication Management Workgroup 

Courses Taught 

Contemporary Issues in Geriatric Pharmacotherapy (PHMD 4890)  
Comprehensive Disease Management 1 (PHMD 4611) Topics: Geriatrics, Vitamins, Herbal supplements  
Comprehensive Disease Management 4 (PHMD 4641) Topics: Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, Osteoporosis, Menopause, Bipolar disorder, Psychotic disorders  
Applied Drug Information (PHMD 5560) Topics: Adverse drug reactions, Quality assurance and MUEs 
Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience, Health systems—Geriatrics (PHMD 6449)